John Hagwood

John HagwoodRegional Growth Manager
Phone: (276) 732-0035
Email: jhagwood@genedge.org

John is the Regional Growth Manager for the Central Virginia Region. In this role, his focus is establishing new and maintain existing relationships with small, medium, and large businesses while partnering with local, regional, and state economic developers, industrial associations, research/incubator facilities and academic institutions. He will continue GENEDGE’s direct collaboration with our clients by deepening existing relationships and identifying new opportunities for helping firms achieve their strategic goals.

His service area includes the combined cities of Colonial Heights, Emporia, Fredericksburg, Hopewell, Petersburg, and includes the combined counties of Caroline, Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Essex, Gloucester, Goochland, Greensville, Hanover, Henrico, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Powhatan, Prince George, Richmond, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Surry, Sussex, and Westmoreland. John was previously the Regional Growth Manager for the Southside Virginia Region before transferring to the Central Virginia Region.

John brings +25 years of experience in business development, supply chain, data analysis and manufacturing with a focus in IT/semiconductor industry. While here at GENEDGE, he led: the OEA Rural DoD Supply Chain Program, PowerAmerica Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program for Virginia, and the NASA Red Program enabling small businesses access into NASA Langley’s technical resources.

John has earned master’s degrees in both Business and Engineering, and he joined GENEDGE in December 2016.