Economic Development Director
City of Parsons
Jim Zaleski is a 25-plus year veteran of the Destination-Marketing Industry, he has served as the Economic Development Director for the City of Parsons since January of 2016 and recently began marketing industrial development on behalf of the Great Plains Industrial Park and Labette, County. His quarter century career has taken him from the Chicago Suburbs to New York City, Atlantic City, Miami Florida and Joplin, Missouri. While working on the firm side he was involved in developing strategic marketing plans for such companies as Sony, Burger King, and Continental Airlines. He is one of only 25 individuals that has been bestowed with the Fellowship level of the Certified Destination Management Executive distinction.