John Holden

Director of Economic Development and Tourism

Stafford County, VA

For over 25 years, John navigated Maine tourism, community and economic development, and international business development. In 2018, he brought his knack for consensus building, entrepreneurship, and a bad golf swing to the Mid-Atlantic. Whether he’s stirring up new initiatives in Stafford County, Virginia or a recipe in the kitchen, John is passionate about creativity and innovation and seeks results. John holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree in regional economics from the University of Maine.