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The Woodlands Economic Development Partnership announces New Board Members

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The Woodlands, TX – The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership (EDP) held its Annual Meeting and Partner Celebration on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center.  At the Annual Meeting, Jim Calvetti Vice-Chairman of the Nominating Committee, with Calvetti Ferguson announced the newly appointed officers and board members for the 2018-2019 term. Gil Staley, CEO provided an organizational overview of accomplishments for the past fiscal year and an awards presentation was done for the 2017-2018 officers. The outgoing 2017-2018 board members were recognized for their contributions, John Frere, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Jud Miller, Woodforest National Bank and Virgil Yoakum, Woodforest Development, Inc.

2017-2018 EDP Officers receiving an award for recognition of outstanding service (L-R) Josh Urban, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center; Ron Roberson, Caldwell Companies; Jim Calvetti, Calvetti Ferguson; Heidi Carney, First Financial Bank; Gil Staley, The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership. Not pictured: Debra Sukin, Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital

2017-2018 EDP Officers receiving an award for recognition of outstanding service.
(L-R) Josh Urban, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center; Ron Roberson, Caldwell Companies; Jim Calvetti, Calvetti Ferguson; Heidi Carney, First Financial Bank; Gil Staley, The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership. Not pictured: Debra Sukin, Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital

Over 115 partners and guests attended the reception to honor the outgoing Chairman, Heidi Carney of First Financial Bank for her leadership to EDP this past year.

Effective September 1, 2018 the newly appointed 2018- 2019 officers include Chairman, Jim Calvetti with Calvetti Ferguson; Vice-Chairman, Ron Roberson with Caldwell Companies; Secretary, Josh Urban with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center; Treasurer, Paul Carroll with Efficient Wealth Management and Immediate Past Chair, Heidi Carney with First Financial Bank.

2018-2019 EDP Officers effective September 1, 2018
(L-R) Gil Staley, The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership; Jim Calvetti, Calvetti Ferguson; Heidi Carney, First Financial Bank; Josh Urban, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center; Ron Roberson, Caldwell Companies. Not pictured: Paul Carroll, Efficient Wealth Management

Also, effective September 1, 2018 the 2018-2019 board members include Gold Partners: Gordy Bunch, The Woodlands Township; Trent Fulin, Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital; Don Norrell, The Woodlands Township; Steve Pate, Strike, LLC; Alex Sutton, Howard Hughes Corporation®; Silver Partners: Christin Allphin, Woodforest National Bank; Ryan Edone, Petroleum Wholesale; Dr. Steve Head, Lone Star College System; Ben Jones, McKesson Specialty Health; Scott Kitchen; Consolidated Communications; Jim Parisi, CHI St. Luke’s Health; Steve Pilgrim, Entergy Texas; Whitney Wall, Wells Fargo; Public/Permanent Partners: Rob Eissler, Westwood Magnolia Parkway Improvement District;  Danny Gallant, Stephen F. Austin State University; Frank Holmes, Sam Houston State University; Mayor James Kuykendall, City of Oak Ridge North; Commissioner James Noack, Montgomery County Precinct 3; Mayor Ritch Wheeler, City of Shenandoah; JJ Hollie, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce and Bronze Partners: Jimmy Dupuis, Kean Miller; Steve Smith, BB&T and Stephen Wright, Wright Business Technologies.

2018-2019 EDP Board of Directors effective September 1, 2018.
(Front Row L-R) Gil Staley, The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership; Jim Calvetti, Calvetti Ferguson; Josh Urban, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center; (Second Row L-R) Ron Roberson, Caldwell Companies; Heidi Carney, First Financial Bank; (Staircase L-R) Steve Pilgrim, Entergy Texas; Christin Allphin, Woodforest National Bank; Steve Smith, BB&T; Whitney Wall, Wells Fargo; Don Norrell, The Woodlands Township; Dr. Steve Head, Lone Star College System; JJ Hollie, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce; Rob Eissler, Westwood Magnolia Parkway Improvement District; Trent Fulin, Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital; Frank Holmes, Sam Houston State University; Scott Kitchen, Consolidated Communications; Jimmy Dupuis, Kean Miller; Jim Parisi, CHI St. Luke’s Health The Woodlands Hospital; and Stephen Wright, Wright Business Technologies. Not pictured: Gordy Bunch, The Woodlands Township; Steve Pate, Strike, LLC; Alex Sutton, Howard Hughes Corporation®; Ryan Edone, Petroleum Wholesale; Ben Jones, McKesson Specialty Health; Danny Gallant, Stephen F. Austin State University; Mayor James Kuykendall, City of Oak Ridge North; Commissioner James Noack, Montgomery County Precinct 3; Mayor Ritch Wheeler, City of Shenandoah; Paul Carroll, Efficient Wealth Management.

The Economic Development Partnership has served as the industry leader in promoting the vitality of The Woodlands Area through the support of existing businesses and the recruitment of new businesses for over 20 years.

“The EDP continues to be bullish on the economic dynamics of The Woodlands Area. As reported in our annual report, job growth and business recruitment are rebounding from the downturn in the oil industry. It was obvious from the many positive remarks from our diverse group of Partners that they join in the enthusiasm of a strengthening economy” said Gil Staley, Chief Executive Officer of the EDP.

The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership (EDP) is a 503(c6) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the economic development of The Woodlands Area through the support of existing businesses and the recruitment of new businesses that can bring job opportunities and capital investment to the area.

The EDP is a public/private partnership with 95 funding partners active in the organization.  For further information on the EDP, visit www.edpartnership.net or call 281-363-8130.

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