John Stigmon, is a 15 year Flagstaff resident and business owner, is currently President and CEO of the Economic Collaborative of Northern Arizona (ECoNA). He was a member of the staff at the City of Flagstaff for 3 years last serving as Economic Development Manager. During the past 35 years, John has been active in almost every facet of business, marketing and real estate development. As an entrepreneur, he co-founded the first American Indian owned franchise company, and later established a specialty executive coaching and consulting practice advising in business start-up, business expansion and organizational development. As a corporate executive, he has lead the marketing, operations, expansion and development in the US and in 16 foreign countries, for a variety of US companies.