Gjep staff

Steve Jozefczyk

Deputy Director

steve@gjep.org | 970.245.4332 x4

Steve’s chief responsibility is business development. Steve supports all programs aimed toward the creation of new primary jobs, assists businesses with expansions and relocations, and serves as the point person for all data.

In 2014, Steve relocated to Grand Junction from Boulder, Colorado, after working in the outdoor recreation industry for over 10 years. Before this, Steve spent his time in Denver working in commercial and builder real estate development. Steve began his professional career as an electro-mechanical drafter in an advanced manufacturing operation in Syracuse, New York. Steve currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Economic Development Council of Colorado, the Grand Valley Outdoor Rec Coalition and the Grand Valley Cleantech Business Coalition.

Steve is a native of upstate New York and received his B.S. in Industrial Technologies from Buffalo State College.

matt bell

Business Development Manager

matt@gjep.org | 970.245.4332 x3

Matt Bell joined GJEP in August 2021. As GJEP’s Business Development Manager, Matt’s primary responsibility is business recruitment. He works alongside the Deputy Director to support businesses through expansion and relocation, providing information and assistance with real estate, incentive, local government relations and industry connections. 

Prior to GJEP, Matt spent nearly five years as a Sales and Marketing Representative for a power tool company. He is a CMU Alum with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management and Business Administration. In his spare time, Matt enjoys skiing, hiking and playing softball.  

cilia kohn

Director of Marketing & Communications

cilia@gjep.org | 970.245.4332 x5

Cilia is responsible for all marketing  and communications efforts for GJEP, as well as promoting the Grand Valley business community regionally and nationally. Cilia joined GJEP from Development Counsellors International in 2015, a place marketing agency where she worked with large metros like Houston, Texas, to smaller, rural places, like Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Cilia’s work experience spans fashion PR to public affairs at the American Water Works Association, lead generation marketing for Regis University and business development for UK Trade & Investment, as well as freelance marketing for various communities and economic development organizatons. She holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising and marketing communications, and a M.S. from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

A Swedish transplant, by way of New York City and Denver, Cilia enjoys hiking, camping and exploring Western Colorado with her husband and two children.