Jason Berry was born in Abingdon and graduated from Abingdon High School in 1994. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from East Tennessee State University and was awarded a Master of Public Administration degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2000.
Before returning to Abingdon in 2006, Jason spent six years working for the Department of Defense. He worked four years in the Pentagon for the Department of the Army in the Army Budget Office and two years in the White House Military Office. From 2006 to 2013, Jason was the Executive Director of the Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator, Inc., assisting companies directly with their business development needs. Several hundred jobs were created over the course of his tenure. In 2008, Jason was elected as a member of the Abingdon Town Council and served until his appointment as the County Administrator for Washington County. Jason’s top priority has been Economic Development.
Jason and his wife, Courtney, have a daughter, Ainsley, and two sons, Wesley and John Daniel.