Jay is a native Hoosier, born and raised in Marion, IN. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Millikin University, Decatur, IL. Jay joined the Muncie Chamber of Commerce on July 1, 2009.
Julian is the former Executive Director of Development Services with City of Marion, IN. Prior to this, he was the Planning Director and Economic Development Director for the City of Anderson, IN.
Jay has received numerous economic and community development awards including IACT Economic Recovery, Historic Preservation Commission Award, and Indiana Black Expo Chairman’s Award.
Jay has been a speaker at several regional and national events, including the Indiana Synergy Symposium, State of Indiana Brownfield Convention, IDEM conference, National League of Cities Showcase of Cities, Texas Municipal League, and the U.S.A. Wind Power Manufacturing and Supply Chain Summit. Julian is also active with many local, regional, and national boards and associations, including the American Planning Association, the International Economic Development Council, and Ball State University Miller College of Business Advisory Board.
Jay and his wife Leisa have a daughter that lives and works in Muncie and a son that is attending Purdue University.
President/CEO and Chief Economic Development Officer
Of the Muncie Delaware County Chamber of Commerce