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The Woodlands Area EDP Announces its 2022-2023 Officers and Board of Directors

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership (EDP) held its Annual Meeting and Partner Celebration on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at The Woodlands Resort.

The Woodlands Area EDP Economic Development Board Board FY 2022-2023
PHOTO: The 2022-2023 EDP Board of Directors effective September 1, 2022. (Front Row L-R) Jim Parisi, St. Luke’s Health The Woodlands Hospital; Patrick Stites, The Howard Hughes Corporation®; Christin Allphin, Woodforest National Bank; Whitney Wall, Wells Fargo; Gil Staley, EDP; Hal Brumfield, Tachus Fiber Internet; Bret Strong, The Strong Firm P.C.; Bart Griffith, First Financial Bank; (Stairs L-R) J.J. Hollie, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce; Angela Strong, A Strong CPA; Kendra Windisch; Proxy for The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Dr. Alisa White, Sam Houston State University; Justin Kendrick, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center; Bryan Valencia, Calvetti Ferguson; Greg Usher, Cypressbrook Company; Mayor John Escoto, City of Shenandoah; Stephen Wright, Wright Business Technologies; and Clint Nichols, Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital. Not pictured: Matty Beckerman, Big Picture; Dawn Candy, City of Oak Ridge North; Gordy Bunch, The Woodlands Township; Ryan Edone, Petroleum Wholesale; Rob Eissler, Westwood Magnolia Parkway Improvement District; Cindy Frazee, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Dr. Steve Head, Lone Star College System; Scott Kitchen, Consolidated Communications; Jerrod McQuain, JLL; Dan Michalk, Waterway Wealth Management; James Noack, Montgomery County PCT 3; Ernest Peeples, Entergy Texas; and Monique Sharp, The Woodlands Township.

At the Annual Meeting, Josh Urban EDP Past Chairman and Chairman of the Nominating Committee, with Memorial Hermann Health System announced the newly appointed officers and board members for the 2022-2023 term. The outgoing 2021-2022 board members were recognized for their contributions, Matt Bottorff, Soules Insurance Agency; Carrie Lujan, Trustmark Bank; Larry Napier, Linscomb & Williams; Amy Reardon, PNC Bank; and Danny Schroder, Plains Capital Bank.

 

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Gil Staley, CEO provided an organizational overview of accomplishments for the past fiscal year. The meeting concluded with an awards presentation for the 2021-2022 officers. EDP has been the industry leader in promoting economic vitality of The Woodlands Area through the support of existing businesses and the recruitment of new businesses for over 24 years.

“Over the last year, we have put the lingering challenges from the pandemic in our rearview mirror. It was reported that requests for proposals were near record highs, with two significant wins in the life science industry. Fiscally, we ended the year with a strong balance sheet supported by a record number of new members. Overall, a very positive year!” 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 lead by Chairman of the Board, Paul Carroll of Avion Wealth.

Effective September 1, 2022, the newly appointed 2022-2023 officers include Chairman Christin Allphin with Woodforest National Bank; Vice Chairman Jim Parisi with St. Luke’s Health The Woodlands Hospital; Secretary Whitney Wall with Wells Fargo; Treasurer Dan Michalk with Waterway Wealth Management and Immediate Past Chairman Paul Carroll with Avion Wealth.

 

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Also, effective September 1, 2022 the 2022-2023 board members include:

Gold Partners: Gordy Bunch, The Woodlands Township; Monique Sharp, The Woodlands Township; and Patrick Stites, The Howard Hughes Corporation®

Silver Partners: Christin Allphin, Woodforest National Bank; Matty Beckerman, Big Picture; Hal Brumfield, Tachus Fiber Internet; Ryan Edone, Petroleum Wholesale; Cindy Frazee, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Dr. Steve Head, Lone Star College System; Justin Kendrick, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center; Scott Kitchen, 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.; and Whitney Wall, Wells Fargo.

Public/Permanent Partners: Dawn Candy, 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: Bart Griffith, First Financial Bank; Jerrod McQuain, JLL; Dan Michalk, Waterway Wealth Management; Angela Strong, A Strong CPA; Greg Usher, Cypressbrook Company; Bryan Valencia, Calvetti Ferguson; and Stephen Wright, Wright Business Technologies.

Woodlands Area EDP Economic Development Partnership

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 104 funding partners active in the organization. For further information on the EDP, log on to: www.edpartnership.net or call 281 363-8130.

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