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Katy Area Economic Development Council Hires Two New Employees


October 17, 2019

This week, the Katy Area Economic Development Council (EDC) announced the addition of two new team members, Angie Thomason and Debbie Morris. They will serve to support the organization's vision of making the Katy area the location of choice for companies and families.

Pictured left, Angie Thomason and Debbie Morris, right.

The Katy Area Economic Development Council announced two new employees would be joining their team. The Katy EDC is a full-service private, non-profit, 501(c)6 economic development corporation serving the greater Katy area.

Angie Thomason to Manager Membership & Business Retention

Angie Thomason will serve as Manager, Membership, Business Retention and Special Projects while Morris will handle administrative duties and provide project-related assistance.

Thomason brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the Katy area community to her new role. Prior to joining Katy Area EDC, Thomason was employed by Guaranty Bank & Trust where she was a Vice President of Treasury Management and Marketing/Business Development. “I am excited to join Katy Area EDC and be part of the growth and success of the Katy area community,” says Thomason. Thomason also previously worked for Westbound Bank as Vice President of Marketing/Business Development and served as Branch Manager of the Northwest Houston location. She has been involved in the local community as an Ambassador with the Katy Chamber of Commerce as well serving with the Cy-Fair Chamber of Commerce. Debbie Morris to Hangle Administrative Duties & Special Projects

After spending several years in Matagorda County, Debbie Morris relocated back to the Katy area. Most recently, she served as Port Director of Matagorda County Navigation District No. 1. She was responsible for administration and management of the district’s personnel, subcontracts, finances, property, security, development and marketing.

“A great number of exciting changes have taken place in the Katy area since I last resided here,” says Morris. “I can't wait to play a role in the continued development of the area.” “We are pleased to welcome Angie and Debbie to the team and look forward to their contributions to the success of our organization and the Katy area,” says Katy Area EDC President/CEO Lance LaCour.

Katy Area EDC Mission

Founded in 2003, the Katy Area EDC’s mission is to lead the economic development efforts of the Katy area to recruit, retain and expand new high quality, high impact companies, jobs and talent to improve the quality of life and place of Katy area residents.

Since its inception, the Katy Area EDC has grown to over 200 members, has a budget of $800,000 and has assisted in the creation of thousands of jobs and billions in capital investment.

For more information on the Katy Area EDC, visit their website.


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