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KEDC Board & Staff

2020-2021 Board of Directors  
President Bob Davis
Vice-President Bobby Beane
Secretary Ricardo Viloria
Asst. Secretary Mike Head
Director Jeff Stone
KEDC Staff  
Executive Director Jana Russell
Office & Property Manager Stephanie Moore
Business Retention Specialist Austin Clark


Bob Davis | President

Bobby Beane | Vice-President

Ricardo Viloria | Secretary


Mike Head | Asst. Secretary


Jeff Stone | Director




     Jana Russell  |  903 985 8117

Jana Russell is the Executive Director for KEDC. Having served KEDC since 2009, she directs economic development in the city.  She was previously Assistant Director for the organization as well as Marketing Manager.
Jana has worked in economic and community development for more than 15 years, serving communities through strategic planning, marketing and project management.  Before KEDC, she served SWEPCO/American Electric Power Company communities as regional project manager, assisting in AEP prospect leads and community economic developers with local activities.  
She earned a BFA in Journalism at Southern Methodist University. She is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma and the Basic Economic Development Course at Texas A&M. 
Jana is active in several organizations including:
  • Texas Economic Development Council, Past Member of the Board of Directors
  • TEDC Team Texas
  • Southern Economic Development Council
  • North East Texas Economic Developers’ Roundtable, Past President
  • East Texas I-20 Corridor Marketing Organization
  • Northeast Texas Economic Alliance Marketing Association
  • Transatlantic Business Investment Council
     Stephanie Moore  |  903 983 3522

Stephanie Moore brings 17 years of experience as an apartment manager to KEDC, where she is responsible for office management and staff support services as well as property management. 
During the last ten years in the apartment industry, she worked with Dial Equities Inc., where her properties consistently won awards for best net operating income and best renewal program, among others. Before her career in the apartment industry, Moore worked in the plastics industry with quality control at Southern Plastics.   
She attended Kilgore College and is a graduate of the Basic Economic Development Course. She is a member of the Northeast Texas Economic Developers Roundtable and the Texas Economic Development Council.

     Austin Clark | 903 985 8120

Austin Clark is the Reseach Specialist for KEDC.
A graduate of UT Austin with a BA in Government and Economics, Austin is positioned to be an asset to KEDC and the Kilgore community.  His college volunteer experience includes serving on the Executive Board of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity as well as membership in the Texas Advertising Group and Texas Economics Association.
He is a graduate of the Business Retention Expansion International certification course and the Basic Economic Development Course. He is a member of the Northeast Texas Economic Developers Roundatable and the Texas Economic Development Council.
He worked as a Senate Messenger in the 85th Session of the Texas Legislature.
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