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Meet the Team
Brandon Cooper, Director
Brandon Cooper is the Deputy Director of the Community and Economic Development Department and manages the functional affairs of the Ogden City Redevelopment Agency.
Sara Meess, Division Manager
As Division Manager, Sara Meess oversees the division's strategy for supporting business and economic growth. She leads the division's business retention and expansion program, and supports a variety of downtown revitalization projects.
David Sawyer, Deputy Division Manager
As Deputy Division Manager, David Sawyer implements the division's strategy for supporting business and economic growth. He leads the division's business retention and expansion programs.
Liesl Limburg, Business Recruitment Manager
Liesl leads business recruitment activities through proactive outreach and managing strategic partnerships. Prior to joining the Ogden City Business Development team, Liesl managed, or assisted recruitment efforts in Avondale, Arizona and Salt Lake City, Utah.
Jonnalyne Walker, Senior Project Coordinator
As a Senior Project Coordinator, Jonnalyne Walker analyzes various development and community reinvestment projects to quantify and access the economic, physical, and social impacts to determine project feasibility and eligibility for incremental gap financing.
Mindy Nicholas, Administrative Assistant
Mindy Nicholas is the administrative assistant for the Community and Economic Development Department.
Julio Otay, Senior Project Coordinator Business Information Center (BIC)
Julio Otay, Senior Project Coordinator at the Business Information Center, provides support and resources to small businesses as well as manages the Technical Assistance Program and Business Loan Programs.
Mark Wangsgard, Loan Assistant, Business Information Center (BIC)
After 15 years working as a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch in downtown Ogden, Mark took a step back to travel, becoming a travel agent. He's traveled to 34 countries, India being his favorite. Now, he works part-time as a loan assistant at the Business Information Center for Ogden City. He graduated from Weber State University with a major in economics. Mark spends his free time with his son and daughter, wife Kristi, and her 10 children. Mark is also an avid swimmer (averaging four miles a week), reader, and history buff.