Director of Economic Development
Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Award for Emerging Leader 2021
Heath Vescovi-Chiordi graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish from the University of Arizona in 2009, followed by a master’s degree in public administration with an emphasis on local government.
Vescovi-Chiordi’s focus within Pima County includes economic development and workforce development with a priority on sustainable and diverse growth. The ultimate goal is to increase the county’s viability for business attraction, retention and expansion. A certified Arizona Economic Development Professional, he designed a class at the UArizona School of Government & Public Policy that focuses on teaching economic development and local government administration.
Vescovi-Chiordi is a board member for Arizona Town Hall and Tucson Young Professionals and an appointee to the Arizona Judicial Performance Review Commission. Last year, he received the Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Award for Emerging Leader. He is also a member of the Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce Emerging Leaders Council.
“I believe millennials and future generations have legitimate opportunities to shape the way that the community grows and the future of the entire region. We have representation in areas of influence and can use that influence to impact progress and careers.”