Jannie Cox

CEO,
Meet Me Concepts, LLC

Jannie Cox graduated from the James Ward Thorne School of Nursing at Northwestern University and arrived in Tucson in 1971. She spent 26 years at Carondelet Health Network as CEO of Carondelet Foundation, retiring in 2009.

Jannie has a special interest in the revitalization of downtown Tucson. She serves on the Rio Nuevo District Board and couldn’t be more pleased about their opportunity with the City of Tucson, to bring tax-generating development to downtown.

In addition to her service with Rio Nuevo, Jannie serves on the Advisory Board of BBVA Compass Bank, is a member of Southern Arizona Leadership Council, and volunteers in her neighborhood for the Old Ft. Lowell Live at Home program.

Jannie is also pursuing her personal passion for cycling and interest in helping Tucson to be a “fit city.” Her husband, David, and she started Meet Me at Maynards (MMM), a venue for exercise and enhancing the economy of downtown Tucson. MMM is a free weekly walk/run at Hotel Congress on Mondays. They recently celebrated their 200th consecutive Monday! The group has grown to more than 500 walkers and runners every Monday, following a route that shows off downtown and 4th Avenue.

Jannie subsequently started Meet Me at La Encantada, a similar event on Wednesday evenings, and Meet Me Monday in Boise, Idaho. All this led to the creation of her new business Meet Me Concepts, LLC, “Building Community Through Fitness.” She hopes to create “Meet Me” events throughout Arizona and neighboring states. Jannie has three married sons, three wonderful daughters-in-law and thoroughly enjoys being a grandmother.