Joan Chase

Director of Place


Joan Chase is Director of Place and leads DigitalC’s practice focused on developing places designed to connect, inspire and ignite. Joan has worked in a range of economic development roles including finance, research, business expansion and retention, real estate development, and construction management. 

Joan received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Case Western Reserve University and a master’s degree in urban studies from the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. She has served as a Trustee for Cogswell Hall, as a member of the Grant Making Committee for Neighborhood Connections, and as a selection committee member for Bad Girl Ventures.