JEDCO STAFF

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Shane Pace, President of Jedco

SHANE PACE

President
Shane Pace currently serves as the President of the Jacksonville Economic Development Corporation (JEDCO). Prior to joining JEDCO, he served as the Executive Director of Development Services for the City of Cleburne. Shane has experience working in both city and regional government as well as the private sector. Shane has a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning and a Bachelor of Arts, both from the University of Texas at Arlington. He maintains a professional accreditation from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and has completed several courses from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Shane and his wife are the proud parents of two energetic young boys. In their free time they enjoy spending time outdoors hiking and camping, reading, and music. When asked his thoughts on the opportunity to serve as the new President for JEDCO, Shane stated, “There is great momentum in Jacksonville right now due to the foresight and direction of the Board of Directors and I look forward to being a part of the positive changes ahead. The bottom line for me is to promote investment within the City by building and strengthening relationships to secure the expansion of existing businesses, attract new business, and encourage entrepreneurial development. These investments ultimately lead to the creation of new jobs, increased tax base for the City, and diversification of the local economy. I am very appreciative of the opportunity to serve the community as the new President of the Jacksonville Economic Development Corporation and look forward to working with the Board and other leaders in the community towards economic growth and prosperity.”

SHERRI MCDONALD

Economic Development Specialist
Sherri is a long-time resident of Jacksonville, having graduated from Jacksonville High School and Jacksonville College. Her previous experience in banking, property management, and as an administrative assistant provided her the necessary skills to navigate daily office operations and assist the President of the organization. Sherri graduated from the Jacksonville Leadership Institute in 2001 and the TEDC’s Basic Economic Development Course in 2015. You will find that Sherri volunteers her time with various charitable organizations while balancing a home life with her husband, Kevin, and two children.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

“The Jacksonville Economic Development Corporation was formed because the citizens of Jacksonville recognized the importance of creating jobs and bringing capital investment in our community.

The original board knew the footprint we laid would become a pattern for those that followed.  In the first seven years, JEDCO identified about 1,200 jobs that were either brought into Jacksonville or saved.

I was very proud to be the first chair and to have served for those seven years.”

-Senator Robert L. Nichols.

DARRELL DEMENT

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
D&L Tooling and Plastics Inc.

NATHAN JONES

VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Austin Bank

ROBERT CUDD

TREASURER
Southern Multifoods, Inc.

LORETTA DOTY

SECRETARY
Kingdom Christian Center

DILLON RODRIGUEZ

BOARD MEMBER

OPHELIA PENN

BOARD MEMBER
The Penn Law Firm

CHAD DEVILLIER

BOARD MEMBER
Prime Controls