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Board of Directors
The business and property of the corporation is managed and controlled by a board of seven directors. City Manager Matt Fielder serves as the Executive Director to the PEDC.

Citizens appointed to serve as Directors are: 

Bill Brown
Bill Brown, PEDC President 

Bill Brown has been a resident of Pantego for more than 20 years where he was elected and served on the Town Council for four years and has served on the Pantego Economic Development Board for eight years. Mr. Brown has also served as President of the Pantego Lions Club and been a member of the Pantego Crime Watch Board. Prior to moving to Pantego, Mr. Brown was a volunteer fireman in Otisco, NY and Fire Chief in Apulia Station, NY. Mr. Brown spent 14 years in the grocery business, eventually purchasing his own store. After moving to Texas, Mr. Brown designed and built custom homes and worked for NEC in Operations Management.

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Fred Adair, Secretary

Fred Adair currently serves the Town of Pantego as both Councilmember, Place 1 as well as a Director for the Pantego Economic Development Corporation. Fred Adair was appointed to the board of directors in 2012. He has been a resident of Pantego for over 25 years, and is a manufacturing project engineer for Triumph Aerostructures. Mr. Adair is committed to the promotion of high quality business development in the town and to ongoing businesses retention activities. In addition to his service to the Pantego EDC, Mr. Adair also serves on the Planning & Zoning Commission.

Don Surratt

Don Surratt, Director

Don Surratt currently serves the Town of Pantego as both Councilmember, Place 5 as well as a Director for the Pantego Economic Development Corporation. Don currently serves as the Mayor Pro Tem on the Town Council. Don grew up in Pantego and has been a Pantego resident for more than 30 years.  He currently works at an aerospace manufacturing company as a Project Engineer.  Prior Pantego volunteer positions include ZBA, Citizens Ad Hoc Water Committee, Pantego Royalty Owners Association, and Director of the Pantego Economic Development Corporation. Don believes in accountability with our town Government, is open to new ideas, closely watches budgets and expenditures, and would like to see our business base grow in conjunction with economic development and the PEDC.  Don has also been active in recommending additional noise control measures, soil testing and gas analysis at our well site to mitigate, to the extent possible, citizen concerns who live adjacent to the Pantego gas well site.

Arsalan Gittiban, Treasurer

Danny Lakey, Vice President

Stephanie Springer, Director

Gloria Van Zandt, Director