Mann Graduates From TEDC Future Leaders Training Program

November 4, 2021

The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC), recognized the first graduates of its Future Leaders Training (FLT) program. The ceremony was conducted at its annual conference held recently in Fort Worth.

Referred to as the Flight Program, seven economic developers were recognized for their completion of all requirements of the leadership program and for their commitment to leadership education.

The graduates were: Arthur Mann, administrator, Hillsboro Economic Development Corporation; Jodi Carr, economic development director, City of Ingleside; Jason Ford, president, Frisco Economic Development Corporation; Scott Livingston, director of economic development, City of League City; Matt Prochaska, president, Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation; Audrey Schroyer, executive director, Gainesville Economic Development Corporation; and JoAnna Shivers, executive director, Mexia Economic Development Corporation.

The TEDC’s Future Leaders Training Program was established in 2019 with the mission of growing leaders within the TEDC and helping them build their presence within the organization.

The program is built around the core values of integrity, accountability, respect, trust, authenticity, impact and servant leadership.

To complete the FLT program, participants must attend six leadership seminars, attend at least one meeting of each of the nine TEDC open committees, join one TEDC committee each year they are participating in the program and attend six TEDC board meetings.

The TEDC is governed by a 24-member board and a nine-member executive committee.

The organization provides information, education and legislative services to its members to foster the expansion of existing businesses, the location of new firms and the development of strategies that promote a positive business climate in Texas.

With 850 members, the TEDC is the largest state economic development association in the nation.