Jason Kester

Regional Development Director, Ohio Valley Office

Jason Kester is responsible for all Agracel development activity in Ohio, western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

Jason holds a BA in Social Sciences from Shawnee State University, an MA in Political Science from Miami University, and his Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School, with Pro Bono and Environmental Law certifications.

Prior to joining Agracel Jason served as a Prosecuting Attorney for Franklin County, Ohio and he is currently a Senior Defense Counsel for the National Guard Trial Defense Services.Ā  Jason was also the Executive Director for the Southern Ohio Port Authority and served as a Project Manager for JobsOhio.

In addition, Jason is a volunteer firefighter, and an Afghanistan Veteran who worked on Rule of Law and Community Development while serving overseas. He is a certified Economic Development Finance Professional and a graduate of the Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute.