CVEP CEO Joe Wallace Retiring In 2024

The Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) Chief Executive Officer and Chief Innovation Officer, Joe Wallace, has announced his plans to retire in mid-2024.

Wallace has been mentoring individuals and businesses for more than 30 years. He joined CVEP in 2012 to serve entrepreneurs and start-ups in the Coachella Valley.

Joe’s contributions to CVEP and to our valley over the years have been many, and he has been honored with numerous awards throughout his career.

“It has been a privilege and a joy to have served as the founding managing director of the iHubs in Palm Springs and Palm Desert,” said Joe Wallace. “As the longest serving CEO in CVEP’s history, I believe with the expansion of the CSU Palm Desert Campus and a regional focus on economic development, the future of the Coachella Valley is bright.”

Wallace informed the CVEP board of directors this week about his plan to retire in June 2024, giving the economic partnership a transition period and time to consider and select a new leader.


Coachella Valley Economic Partnership CEO Joe L. Wallace.

Photo from Sydney Weisman, Public Relations Counsel of Elevate and Coachella Valley Economic Partnership, CVEP.