Savannah Jermance, CEcD

Economic Development & Business Relations Manager
City of Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM

For the better part of the last decade, Savannah has served in many roles in economic development including working in proprietary higher education, business attraction at the state level, and most recently a broad spectrum of economic development activities at the municipal level with the City of Rio Rancho, New Mexico. She is an experienced business development and economic development professional, having earned her CEcD designation in 2016. Savannah has been a contributing member of IEDC’s Higher Education Advisory Committee since January 2016 and is the author of IEDC’s EDNow article, “If You Build an Education Pipeline, the Employers Will Come” published April 18, 2016. She holds an MBA from the University of New Mexico-Anderson School of Management and lives in Albuquerque, NM with her husband and four-legged children.