The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership Announces its 2023-2024 Officers & Board of Directors
THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership (EDP) held its Annual Meeting and Partner Celebration on Thursday, August 24, 2023 at The Woodlands Resort.
At the Annual Meeting, Holly Gruy, Chief Operating Officer, announced the newly appointed officers and board members for the 2023-2024 term. The outgoing 2022-2023 board members were recognized for their contributions, Bart Griffith, First Financial Bank; Jerrod McQuain, JLL; Angela Strong, A Strong CPA; Greg Usher, Cypressbrook Company; Bryan Valencia, Calvetti Ferguson; and Stephen Wright, Wright Business Technologies.
Gil Staley, Chief Executive Officer, provided an organizational overview of accomplishments for the past fiscal year. The meeting concluded with an awards presentation for the 2022-2023 officers. The EDP has been the industry leader in promoting economic development for The Woodlands Area through the support of existing businesses and the recruitment of new businesses for over 25 years.
“We are proud to celebrate another year of economic vitality and community growth at our Annual Meeting and Partner Celebration. Bringing our members together at the close of our fiscal year to highlight achievements and promote networking and collaboration is consistently inspiring,” said Gil Staley, Chief Executive Officer of the EDP.
Immediately following the meeting, partners and guests attended a reception to celebrate the success of the organization this past year led by Chairman of the Board, Christin Allphin of Woodforest National Bank.
Effective September 1, 2023, the newly appointed 2023-2024 officers include Chairman, Jim Parisi with St. Luke’s Health The Woodlands Hospital; Vice Chairman, Whitney Wall with Wells Fargo; Secretary, Dan Michalk with Waterway Wealth Management; Treasurer, Bret Strong with The Strong Firm P.C.; and Immediate Past Chairman, Christin Allphin with Woodforest National Bank.
Also, effective September 1, 2023, the 2023-2024 board members include the following:
Legacy Partners: Monique Sharp, The Woodlands Township; Dr. Ann Snyder, The Woodlands Township, and Brad Bailey, The Woodlands Township (Ex-Officio).
Gold Partner: Patrick Stites, The Howard Hughes Corporation®.
Silver Partners: Christin Allphin, Woodforest National Bank; Hal Brumfield, Tachus Fiber Internet; Ryan Edone, Petroleum Wholesale; Linda Head, Lone Star College System; Justin Kendrick, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center; Wesley Martin, Consolidated Communications; Clint Nichols, Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital; Jim Parisi, St. Luke’s Health The Woodlands Hospital; Ernest L. Peeples, Entergy Texas; Bret Strong, The Strong Firm P.C.; Whitney Wall, Wells Fargo, and Kendra Windisch, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Public/Permanent Partners: City of Oak Ridge North; Rob Eissler, Westwood Magnolia Parkway Improvement District; Mayor John Escoto, City of Shenandoah; Commissioner James Noack, Montgomery County Pct. 3; J.J. Hollie, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, and Dr. Alisa White, Sam Houston State University.
Bronze Partners: Jennifer Bailey, Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands; Scott Castleman, LSG; Dan Michalk, Waterway Wealth Management; Jud Miller, Bank of America; Pierce Prater, CenterPoint Energy; Zach Richmond, Richmond Realty Group, and Stacy Smith, Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC).
The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership (EDP) is a 503(c)(6) 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 101 funding partners active in the organization. For further information on the EDP, log onto www.edpartnership.net or call (281) 363-8130.