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:
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