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Apr. 22, 2008
Gov. Perry Appoints Three to Advisory Board Of Economic Development Stakeholders
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry appointed three members to the Advisory Board of Economic Development Stakeholders, which assists the Governor’s Division of Economic Development and Tourism by collecting and disseminating information on federal, state, local and private community economic development programs, including loans, grants and other funding sources.
Gary Fickes of Southlake is Precinct 3 Tarrant County Commissioner. He is transportation chair for Metroport Cities Partnership, and serves on the boards of the Harris Methodist HEB Hospital and the Harris Methodist Foundation. He is also an executive board member of the Tarrant Regional Transportation Coalition. Fickes received a bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University. He is being reappointed for a term to expire Sept. 1, 2011.
Tracye McDaniel of Houston is executive vice president and chief operating officer of Greater Houston Partnership, and serves as a board member of the Texas Economic Development Corp. She is past executive director of the Governor’s Division of Economic Development and Tourism and past CEO of the Texas Economic Development Corp. TexasOne Program. McDaniel is a board member of the Houston Greeters and the Center for Houston’s Future. She is also founding president of the Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce. McDaniel received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She replaces Trinidad Mendenhall of Houston for a term to expire Sept. 1, 2009.
Alejandro (Alex) Meade III of Brownsville is principal of P3 Economics, an economic development consulting firm based in Brownsville. He is a former interim director and manager of economic development at the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he is a member of the Texas Economic Development Council, International Council of Shopping Centers and the Texas Victory Leadership Team. He is also a founding member of the South Texas Young Professionals. Meade received a bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Edward’s University and a master’s of business administration from the University of Texas at Brownsville. He replaces Edward Torres of San Antonio for a term to expire Sept. 1, 2011.
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