Mr. Bob Tunis serves as Senior Advisor and Arizona Affiliate for Kosmont Companies. Mr. Tunis recently retired after seven years from the City of Scottsdale as the Economic Development Manager – Business Retention and Expansion. He was responsible for business expansion and retention with additional responsibility for workforce and research. A business retention project under his direction resulted in the Scottsdale Economic Department receiving a 2015 Gold Award from the International Economic Development Council.
He is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) and has over 20 years of economic development experience. His last position before Scottsdale was as Economic Development Director for the City of Sanford, Florida and Executive Director of the Sanford Community Redevelopment Agency. His international experience includes twelve years as a Canadian Foreign Service Officer with postings in Germany, Thailand, Trinidad and Jamaica. He also served eight years as Director (Europe) for the Alberta (Canada) Ministry of Economic Development and Tourism.
Mr. Tunis is accredited as a Certified Economic Developer (CeCD) by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). He s a member of the IEDC as well as the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED).
Mr. Tunis holds a Bachelor’s Degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Mr. Tunis efforts were key in the City of Scottsdale receiving a Gold Award in 2015 from the IEDC for the department’s innovative Business retention program.