Jon Maynard is the President and CEO of the Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation and Chamber of Commerce.
Jon is married to Cherie, with two children Connor 22 and Holly 20.
Maynard Holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute.
He has been in economic development for 12 years. He began his economic development career in Minden, LA working for the Northwest Louisiana Economic Development Foundation (now NLEP) in 2006. He was recruited to move to Starkville, MS in 2008 and then to Oxford, MS in 2012. He has a varied employment background that includes running a small movie theatre business and an officer at a bank in Louisiana where he ran two branches.
Born into a military family has lived in Georgia, Texas, Kansas, Alabama, Florida and Louisiana before moving to Mississippi in 2008.
As a classically trained percussionist and professional musician he most recently played drums in a popular party band Johnny Earthquake and the Moondogs.