Podcast: Finding Your Role Model with John Keisler, Long Beach, CA

Podcast: Finding Your Role Model with John Keisler, Long Beach, CA


John Keisler
Economic Development Director
Long Beach, CA
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He started as a management assistant and now he’s the Director of Economic and Property Development for the City of Long Beach, California, get to know John Keisler. John was also the innovation team director in Long Beach. In this episode Kent talks with John about his career path, role models and his definition of innovation. 

Special thanks to Dan Weinheimer, Elizabeth Calixtro, Joey Garcia, Madison Thesing, and Will Norris for contributing background information for this information.

Other topics discussed in this episode:

John’s celebrity look-alike

Coaching youth soccer

How a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and religion is useful in local government

Legend of how John landed a spot in the Long Beach Management Assistant program


 

 


Fight On! Power of the USC MPA program

Leading during an employee fraud investigation

John’s experience managing the Long Beach i-team and his advice to other i-teams

Equity and how to ensure underrepresented populations benefit from the work of the Long Beach i-team

Interviewing tips – know your role model



Extra Credit

Long Beach, CA Innovation Team

Long Beach Innovation Offices Wave Goodbye to Two Leaders as End of Funding Looms

Visionaries: John Keisler, Innovation In Government

John Keisler Named Director of Economic and Property Development

After reforming operations at Animal Care Services, Keisler promoted to Parks and Rec bureau manager