Creativity and Innovation have always been a passion for Peter Tokar. Earning his degree in advertising and graphic design, Peter planned on winning Addy awards for a big NY Ad firm. However, his career path took a creative turn of its own during the great recession. Working odd jobs in hospitality, sales and whatever freelance work he could find, Peter went back to school to get his Masters of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University who offered the degree with a specialization in Entrepreneurship. After graduating, Peter found himself working of all places, in the economic development department of a local government. In the 17 years since, Peter has been crafting community outreach programs, business assistance programs for local businesses, launching innovation centers for start-up tech entrepreneurs, sponsored kids coding programs in the local community, promoting E-Sports and Creative Industries and help bring life and vibrancy to the cities he has been a servant to. Peter is passionate about what he does and is always trying to find that innovative element that will bring positive change and growth to a community. Peter is currently the President & CEO for the McKinney Economic Development Corporation in McKinney, TX.