The Town of Middleburg has hired Jamie O. Gaucher as its new business and economic development director.
He previously served as executive director of the Middlebury Business Development Fund in Middlebury, VT, a public-private partnership between the town, Middlebury College and area businesses. He oversaw the town’s strategic economic development objectives, identified new business opportunities and managed projects that brought value to the community. He also worked on branding, facilitating infrastructure improvements and fostering entrepreneurship across various sectors of the community.
“Jamie’s expertise and experience will be extremely valuable for Middleburg. We are excited to have him join the team and lead the Town’s new business and economic development initiatives that will have positive impacts on our community,” Mayor Betsy Davis said.
Before working in Middlebury, Gaucher held multiple positions at the West Virginia Small Business Development Office in Charleston, WV, including business coach, innovation and entrepreneurship and deputy state director. He graduated from Washington & Lee University with a bachelor’s degree in politics and is certified as an economic development finance professional by the National Development Council and holds a Technology Counselor Certification from the Association of Small Business Development Centers.