Dec 16, 2022
John Sternlicht


Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County1932 E College Way, Suite BMount Vernon, WA, 98273Phone 360-336-6114 Fax 360-336-6116

John Sternlicht has served as the CEO of the Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County (EDASC) since July 2015. Previously, John worked in economic development at both the regional (King County, WA) and state (Virginia) levels as well as in the private sector, and also served as Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade for Virginia Governor Mark Warner. After having earned degrees from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill, John practiced law in the private and public sectors for over 20 years in NC and VA after his clerkship on the North Carolina Supreme Court. John also studied journalism and communications at the Université de Fribourg (Switzerland), and speaks French, German and Spanish. He has presented across the US and abroad on economic development, equity and inclusion, incentives, negotiation, and organizational development. John and his husband James love living in Skagit County with its majestic beauty and, even more importantly, amazing people. Together they have three sons, two daughters-in-law, and a brand new granddaughter!