John J. Plotnik, SIOR, CEcD
John J. Plotnik entered the field of economic development in the year 2000 and his focus at the Sherman Economic Development Corporation is to attract new investments and jobs to Sherman. He comes to the organization with a background in commercial real estate and economic development. In fact, he holds the honor of being the only person in the nation to hold certifications both as an active member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and as a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD). John graduated from Texas A&M University and is a licensed Texas Real Estate Broker. Upon graduation, John received a Commission as an Officer in the United States Army where he completed his military service obligations as an infantry captain with an honorable discharge. While in Corpus Christi, John brought more than $17 billion in new investments to the region, which is a testament to his vision and ability to deliver results. John also served as the President and Board Director of The Commercial Network, an international association of independent commercial brokerage firms, representing 140 major metropolitan areas in the United States, Canada and Europe. John lives in Sherman, Texas with his wife Regina.