Len Becker

Of Counsel Chicago, IL    (C): (480) 532-3577   (E): len@rdgfundraising.com

WHAT I DO

  • Bring a breadth of economic development experience and expertise to the RDG team.

  • Provide an additional layer of detail to answers on Jeopardy.

 

WHAT I DID BEFORE I JOINED RDG  …

  • Began my career as Assistant Vice President, and then Vice President for the Economic Development and Business Outreach divisions of the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.

  • Worked for Buckeye, Arizona as Economic Development Director where I led to the location of 87 new businesses, 1,339 new jobs, and development of over 450,000 square feet of new commercial space.

  • Worked in several senior level economic development management roles at the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Phoenix Partnership, Lake County Partners (Chicago), and Greater Oklahoma City Chamber.

  • First job was an usher, supervisor, and projectionist at AMC Theatres. Yes, I know how to splice 35mm film.

 

I WAS EDUCATED AT

  • The University of Arizona, receiving my BS in Regional Development and Planning, and currently pursuing a postgraduate degree.

 

WHEN I'M NOT WORKING YOU CAN FIND ME...

  • Hanging with my 98-year-old dog Squiggy 

  • Staring at trees

  • Analyzing George Orwell’s 1984, while enjoying a box of wine 

  • Thinking of the good old days… 2019 

  • Trying to figure out what is wrong with Mitch Trubisky and the Cubs in general

FAVORITE QUOTE

"Like watermelon through a pixie stick"