John Fernandez biography

John Fernandez



Who is John Fernandez?

John Fernandez is an Indiana politician, the former mayor of Bloomington, Indiana from 1995 to 2003. A graduate of Indiana University, he was nominated by President Barack Obama to the post of Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, leading the Economic Development Administration. Fernandez was sworn into office on September 14, 2009. As the Administrator of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, Fernandez is charged with leading the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the global economy. With over 13 years of executive experience, Fernandez has earned a reputation as a strategic thinker, creative problem solver and effective manager.

Prior to his appointment, Fernandez led the new development and acquisition team at First Capital Group, an Indiana-based real estate investment firm. Fernandez played a critical role in expanding the firm’s regional and national investment footprint.


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Also known as
  • John R. Fernandez
  • John Raymond Fernandez
  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, United States Department of Commerce
    (2009/09/14 - )
Lived in
  • Bloomington

on July 23, 2013

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