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Peter Tokar III
McKinney Economic Development Corporation
Title: President and CEO
Peter Tokar III was named President and CEO of the McKinney Economic Development Corporation in July 2018.
Peter served as Economic Development Director at the City of Alpharetta, Georgia from 2012 to 2018. During his tenure in Alpharetta, the city added more than 15,000 new jobs, bonded more than $2.2 billion in development bonds and initiated a $100 million revitalization project of the city's downtown center.
Peter holds a Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and a Bachelor of Science in communications, graphic design, marketing and public relations from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Peter is accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and was named IEDC Professional of the Year in 2015. He was also named to the 40 Under 40 list by Developers Council International in 2017.
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