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John O'Brien becomes new BID executive director

John O'BrienJuly 7, 2020

West Chester PA -- John O’Brien has joined the West Chester Business Improvement District (BID) as the new executive director. He will be taking the position held by Malcolm Johnstone since 2001.

Prior to joining the BID, John worked for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for nearly 10 years specializing in communications and legislative policy. During his time in the House, John focused on helping to craft the annual state budget. John wants to use his legislative experience to help leverage grant opportunities for the town, advocate to our elected officials on behalf of the business community, and promote sustainability and growth in the borough.

John received his undergraduate degree from West Chester University in 2010 and completed his MBA from West Chester University in 2016. As a lifelong resident of the West Chester area, John is passionate about serving his community. Since 2003 he has been an active member of First West Chester Fire Company and currently serves as a Lieutenant with the West Chester Fire Department. 

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