Jennifer McKeone is the Executive Director of Cozad Development Corporation (CDC). Prior to coming on board with CDC, she served as the Director for Dawson Area Development and worked for the West Central NE Development District.  Jennifer has written and administered over $22 Million in state and federal grants for housing, planning, community development, and economic development projects in central Nebraska.  Jennifer is past president of the Nebraska Economic Developers Association and serves on the Nebraska Enterprise Fund Advisory Board. 

She graduated from the University of NE at Kearney with a Business Administration and Marketing degree and completed her master’s degree from Peru State College in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship.  She has a passion for main street businesses and has worked on downtown revitalization programs in Lexington, Elwood, Gothenburg, and Cozad. Jen lives south of Cozad where she enjoys spending time with her family.