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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: 

Daniel Lakey, PEDC President 

Daniel Lakey and family are residents of Pantego.  Mr. Lakey owns Shirt Werx in the Park Row Shopping Center. Danny is interested in the maintenance and future enhancements for Bicentennial Park as well as working with Park Row and Pioneer Parkway Shopping Centers and Pantego Business.

Don Surratt, PEDC Vice President

Don Surratt currently serves the Town of Pantego as both Councilmember, Place 5 as well as Vice President for the Pantego Economic Development Corporation. 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, Secretary 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.

 Fred Adair, Secretary

Fred Adair currently serves the Town of Pantego as both Councilmember, Place 1 as well as Secretary 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.

Arsalan Gittiban, Treasurer

Dr. Gittiban is the clinical director of Premier Health Center. He has been a resident of Arlington since 1969 and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington. He and his wife, Diane, have four children. Dr. Gittiban is an active member of the Lion's Club and has served as a director since 2012. or 

Robert Jordan, Director

Robert is a small business owner and resident of Pantego.  He and his wife Jaime are very active in the community in a wide variety of organizations, events and charities.  Robert is the owner of R J Construction and has been in Pantego since 2007.  As a life long resident of 76013, we all want to see this community flourish and grow.  This is home to many generations, and hope to continue that tradition.  The growth of business in Pantego is vital to our future and property values. 

Gloria Van Zandt, Director

Gloria Jean was appointed to the Pantego Economic Development Corporation in
2015. She was raised in Arlington and moved to Pantego in 1965. Gloria Jean has been a Broker Relator in Pantego for over four decades and owned and operated one of the largest residential businesses in the area.  She holds National Realtor designations of CRB, CRS, ABR, SRES, PSC and GRI.  Her office is on Roosevelt with the Hill Group Real Estate Services.  She was awarded the distinguished Alumna Award for Professional Achievement in 1994 by the University of Texas at Arlington. Her claim to fame has always been a combination of personal service and speedy results which she intends to relay to the PEDC.   

Stephanie Springer, Director

I accepted an appointment, from City Council, to serve on the Pantego Economic Development Corporation to learn more about the business community.  I want to help Pantego build a strong and active small business focus. Married to Clinton Springer for six years, we chose Pantego as a family oriented community to locate our businesses - TexasFitt and TexasTans.  We have 4 children from less than a year older to more than 10 years old.  Starting TexasFitt allowed us to work hard at our business but also enjoy our family and their many activities.  We love to serve our Pantego and area customers.  Clinton, my husband, is a police officer for Pantego.  TexasFitt and Texas Tans is a great place to enjoy health activities and learn about fitness as a way of quality life and living.