Prince George County hires economic development director
Panayiotis "Yoti" Jabri starts Aug. 1
Prince George County has appointed Panayiotis “Yoti” Jabri its director of economic development, effective Aug. 1.
Jeff Stoke, who became the county’s administrator on April 12, selected Jabri as his successor.
“We are very pleased to be able to appoint Mr. Jabri to this very important county position,” Stoke said in a statement. “He has worked on several major economic development initiatives over the years and is very familiar with our community. We expect continued growth and success for Prince George County.”
Jabri, who graduated from Prince George High School and previously worked as an economic development specialist for Prince George County from 2017 to 2020, is currently Surry County’s economic development director. During his time with Prince George County, Jabri was the lead to distribute almost $2.15 million to 85 small businesses through the Prince George CARES Small Business Grant program.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Longwood University and a master’s degree in economics/public administration from Virginia State University.