Here’s how much top JobsOhio execs make

J. P. Nauseef speaking at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in 2008.

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J. P. Nauseef speaking at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in 2008.

Dayton-area resident J.P. Nauseef makes $274,402.67 in 2019 local wages as president and chief investment officer of JobsOhio, the state’s private jobs creation arm.

Nauseef’s predecessor in that role, John Minor Jr., made $420,345.73, JobsOhio said. Nauseef — a former U.S. Air Force officer and former head of the Dayton Development Coalition, among other roles — was named to the position in February 2019.

The corporation released salaries of top executives Friday in what it called a “renewed focus to be open, transparent and accountable.”

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“Local wages” represent total compensation, a JobsOhio spokesman said. Salary information was also released last May.

“Today, JobsOhio is publishing the 2019 wage data for its associates, including the names and titles of its highest-paid executives,” the corporation said Friday. “This information is being made available months earlier than the statute requires, in an effort to continue to earn the trust of partners and Ohioans across the state.”

Kristi Tanner, JobsOhio senior managing director — who played a pivotal role in persuading Chinese industrialist Cho Tak Wong, chairman of Fuyao Global, to build Fuyao Glass American in Moraine — makes $359,763.03, according to the data JobsOhio released. 

The corporation said it is focusing on developing in-demand talent and workers, site development, innovation and “inclusive economic development which impacts all parts of Ohio.” The organization has increased its number of employees from 90 to 102, a 13 percent increase with wages increasing by a corresponding 13 percent over 2018.

“JobsOhio associates’ wages are established in alignment with a thorough, market-based compensation study completed by an independent consulting firm under direction of the JobsOhio board of directors,” the organization said in its release. “The independent, third party takes into account the work required to execute the mission of JobsOhio and advises on salary bands in accordance with the work completed in each position across the organization.”

Other salary information for top JobsOhio executives can be found at

The Dayton Daily News reported in March 2019 that JobsOhio had 103 positions on its payroll in 2018, compared to 95 the previous year. Thirty-nine employees at JobsOhio were paid more than $100,000 last year and 11 earned more than $200,000, earlier data showed.

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