J. P. DuBuque
President, St. Petersburg Area Economic
J. P. DuBuque is president of the Greater St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC), the “Storyteller in Chief” for St. Petersburg as a business and career location that connects businesses with the people and programs that will help them grow.
J.P. is a veteran corporate recruiter, innovative leader and experienced economic development authority who provides the strategic vision and directs the efforts of the EDC in its mission to market the City as a business destination. In addition, J.P. works with local businesses to ensure their success.
Prior to joining the St. Petersburg EDC, J.P. was with the Tampa Hillsborough EDC serving as the VP of Finance & Administration, as well as interim CEO. J.P. is skilled in business operations, human resources, financial management and marketing. He received his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics from Hampden-Sydney College and his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Salisbury University where he was inducted in the Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Fraternity.
J.P. is also deeply committed to the community. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and International Economic Development Council. He also volunteers for Gasparilla Music Foundation’s Recycled Tunes initiative and coaches for Tampa Bay Youth Lacrosse.
He has been a Finalist for Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2014 and 2016 CFO of the Year.
When he is not telling others about how awesome St. Pete is, J.P. enjoys this region by spending time engaged in outdoor activities with his wife, Patti, and sons Kellan and Camden. J.P. is also an avid music fan and enjoys as many concerts and festivals as he can.
Marketing & Administrative Manager. St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation
Mallory McClellan serves as the Marketing & Administrative Manager of the Greater St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC), the “Storyteller in Chief” for St. Petersburg as a business and career location that connects businesses with the people and programs that will help them grow.
Mallory is responsible for executing the marketing initiatives set forth by the organization. She oversees all internal and external communications, investor relations and develops marketing materials for the EDC website and newsletter content. She also oversees the EDC office and social media channels.
Community involvement is a priority for Mallory. She is a member of the St. Petersburg Young Professionals, Tampa Bay Public Relations Society of America and St. Petersburg Alumnae Panhellenic Association.
Prior to her current role, Mallory worked for a well-known public relations firm and international staffing firm as a Business Development Executive. Mallory graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Business Administration.
Mallory enjoys life in St. Petersburg with her miniature dachshund, Opie.