Jan Lesher ~ Biography
Jan Lesher started working for Pima County in 2010, quickly advancing to Deputy County Administrator. In October 2021, she became Acting County Administrator and the Board of Supervisors hired her as County Administrator in April 2022.
Lesher returned to her hometown in 2010 after serving former Governor and Secretary Janet Napolitano since January 2003. 
Lesher served Department of Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano as Chief of Staff, overseeing the daily activities of Agency’s 230,000 employees and $52 billion budget.   Immediately prior to her move with the Secretary to Washington, DC, Lesher was the Governor’s Chief of Staff.  Prior to being named to that position, Lesher served as Director of the Arizona Department of Commerce.
Born, raised and educated in Tucson, her professional experience is extensive and her history of community involvement is impressive, including service as a member of the Board of Directors of Arizona Town Hall; the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona; the University of Arizona College of Social & Behavioral Science; the Community Food Bank; and La Frontera. She was named a Woman of Influence by Inside Tucson Business and recognized with the Women Who Lead award from the University of Arizona Women’s Studies Advisory Council in 2004.  She was honored as the Metropolitan Tucson Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year in 2005.  In 2008 she was the Arizona Capitol Times Leader of the Year in Public Policy and received the YWCA Business Leadership Award.