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Partners & Membership

  • Jim Calvetti, Chairman
  • Calvetti Ferguson, P.C.
  • 1790 Hughes Landling Blvd., Suite 375
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Ron Roberson, Vice-Chairman
  • Caldwell Companies
  • 13100 Wortham Center Drive, 3rd Floor
  • Houston, TX 77065
  • Josh Urban, Secretary
  • Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center
  • 9250 Pinecroft
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Paul Carroll, Treasurer
  • Efficient Wealth Management
  • 2829 Technology Forest Place, Suite 300
  • The Woodlands, TX 77381
  • Heidi Carney, Immediate Past Chairman
  • First Financial Bank
  • 26252 Kuykendahl
  • The Woodlands, TX 77389
  • Bernard Abercrombie
  • Haynie & Company
  • 15460 Pin Oak Drive
  • The Woodlands, TX 77384
  • Megan Alarid
  • Heightened Leaders
  • 111 Haileys Run
  • Montgomery, TX 77316
  • Christin Allphin, Board Member
  • Woodforest National Bank
  • 1400 Research Forest Drive
  • Shenandoah, TX 77381
  • Julie Ambler
  • The Woodlands Christian Academy
  • 5800 Academy Way
  • The Woodlands, TX 77384
  • Andrew Arizpe
  • Cadence Bank
  • 1790 Hughes Landing Blvd. Suite 150
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Mary Arnold
  • Bank of Texas
  • 1790 Hughes Landing Blvd. Suite 150
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Anna Babin
  • United Way of Greater Houston
  • 50 Waugh Drive
  • Houston, TX 77007
  • Steve Berry
  • Waste Connections, Inc.
  • 10001 Woodloch Forest Drive, Suite 400
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Nelda Luce Blair
  • The Blair Law Firm, P.C.
  • #7 Grogan’s Park Drive, Redbud Bldg 3
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Matt Bottorff
  • Soules Insurance Agency
  • 701 N. San Jacinto
  • Conroe, TX 77301
  • Annie Bradbury
  • Amegy Bank of Texas/ Amegy Mortgage
  • 4576 Research Forest Drive, Suite 350
  • The Woodlands, TX 77381
  • Chris Bulger
  • Martin Brower
  • 890 S. Trade Center Parkway
  • Conroe, TX 77385
  • Gordy Bunch, Board Member
  • The Woodlands Township
  • 2801 Technology Forest Boulevard
  • The Woodlands, TX 77381
  • Jeff Chadwick
  • Winstead PC
  • 24 Waterway Avenue, Suite 500
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • James Coleman
  • Allegiance Bank
  • 1800 Hughes Landing Blvd, Ste. 100
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Paul Coonrod
  • Stream Realty
  • 515 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 1100
  • Houston, TX 77027
  • Barry Corbitt
  • Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC.
  • Two Riverway, 15th Floor
  • Houston, TX 77056
  • Ron Corn
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
  • 10001 Six Pines Drive, Suite 8038
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • David Crawford
  • First American Title, NCS
  • 1790 Hughes Landing Blvd, Suite 110
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Chris Davis
  • Alight Solutions
  • 9500 Lakeside Blvd
  • The Woodlands, TX 77381
  • Richard Derr, Public Partner
  • City of Oak Ridge North
  • 27424 Robinson Road
  • Oak Ridge North, TX 77385
  • Andrew Derry
  • British International School of Houston
  • 2203 North Westgreen Blvd.
  • Katy, TX 77449
  • Kimberly DeVos
  • Cypressbrook Company
  • 1776 Woodstead Ct., Suite 218
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Ryan Edone, Board Member
  • Petroleum Wholesale L.P.
  • PO Box 4456
  • Houston, TX 77210
  • Rob Eissler, Public Partner
  • Westwood Magnolia Parkway Improvement District
  • 32935 Tamina Road, Suite 104
  • Magnolia TX, 77354
  • Michael Everett
  • Nexeo Solutions
  • 3 Waterway Square Place. Ste. 1000
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Linda Freede
  • LJF Marketing
  • 26419 Oak Ridge Drive
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • John Frere
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
  • 1201 Lake Robbins Dr.
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Shane Frugé
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • 2445 Technology Forest, Ste. 550
  • The Woodlands, TX 77381
  • Trent Fulin, Board Member
  • Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
  • 17201 Interstate 45 South
  • The Woodlands, TX 77385
  • Danny Gallant, Public Partner
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • P.O. Box 6108, SFA Station
  • Nacogdoches, TX 75962-6108
  • Haley Garcia
  • Haley Garcia Group
  • 25511 Budde Rd. Suite 3602
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Mark Hammer
  • D.E. Harvey Builders
  • 3630 Westchase
  • Houston, TX 77042
  • Gregg Harper
  • The Woodlands Resort
  • 2301 N Millbend Dr
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Karen Harwell
  • Lone Star Family Health Center
  • 605 S. Conroe Medical Dr.
  • Conroe, TX 77304
  • Steve Head, Public Partner
  • Lone Star College System
  • 5000 Research Forest Drive
  • The Woodlands, TX 77381
  • Arden Heltand
  • American Financial & Automotive Services, Inc.
  • 1790 Hughes Landing Blvd, Suite 700
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Jason Higham
  • Cherry Creek Mortgage
  • 9595 Six Pines Drive, Ste. 6200
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • J.J Hollie, Permanent Partner
  • The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce
  • 9320 Lakeside Blvd, Bldg 2, Ste. 200
  • The Woodlands, TX 77381
  • Frank Holmes, Public Partner
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Box 2537
  • Huntsville, TX 77341
  • Patrick Hynes
  • Fidelity Investments
  • 1701 Lake Robbins Drive
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Lauren Janssen
  • Frost Bank
  • 201 East Shore Dr.
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Ben Jones, Board Member
  • McKesson Specialty Health
  • 10101 Woodloch Forest Drive
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Jacci Kilgore
  • Jacci & Company
  • 6620 Woodlands Parkway
  • The Woodlands, TX 77382
  • Scott Kitchen, Board Member
  • Consolidated Communications
  • 350 S. Loop 336 W.
  • Conroe, TX 77305
  • Stuart Lapp
  • Stibbs & Co., P.C. Attorneys
  • 819 Crossbridge Dr.
  • Spring, TX 77373
  • Don Larson
  • Matrix Technologies - Aqua Auto Wash Detail and Lube Center
  • 4102 College Park Dr.
  • The Woodlands, TX 77384
  • Michael Maher
  • The John Cooper School
  • One John Cooper Drive
  • The Woodlands, TX 77381
  • Brett Martin
  • One Source
  • 11276 Cox Road
  • Conroe, TX 77385
  • Jerrod McQuain
  • JLL
  • 1400 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 1100
  • Houston, TX 77056
  • Dan Michalk
  • Waterway Wealth Management
  • 21 Waterway Avenue, Ste 400
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Stephen Miller
  • Jones Walker
  • 10001 Woodloch Forest Drive, Suite 350
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Ayaz Nasser
  • Zenith Real Estate
  • 2900 Wilcrest Drive, Suite 100
  • Houston, TX 77042
  • Commissioner James Noack, Public Partner
  • Montgomery County Precinct 3
  • 1130 Pruitt Rd
  • Spring, TX 77380
  • Don Norrell, Board Member
  • The Woodlands Township
  • 2801 Technology Forest Boulevard
  • The Woodlands, TX 77381
  • Judy Olson
  • Spirit of Texas Bank
  • 1525 Lake Front Circle
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Woody Pace
  • Repsol USA
  • 2455 Technology Forest Boulevard
  • The Woodlands, TX 77381
  • Jim Parisi, Board Member
  • CHI St. Luke's Health The Woodlands Hospital
  • 17200 St. Luke's Way, Mail Code 7-200
  • The Woodlands, TX 77384
  • Steve Pate, Board Member
  • Stike LLC.
  • 1800 Hughes Landing Blvd. Suite 500
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Dr. Zoran Perunovic
  • Rice Business Executive Education
  • 6100 Main Street, MS 531
  • Houston, TX 77005
  • Steve Pilgrim, Board Member
  • Entergy Texas
  • 10055 Grogans Mill Road Suite 200 T-PKWD-2C
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Sean Quinn
  • Black Forest Ventures, LLC
  • 24 Waterway Avenue, Suite 225
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Amy Reardon
  • BBVA Compass
  • 25211 Grogan's Mill Road, Suite 100
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Zach Richmond
  • Richmond Realty - RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring
  • 26203 Oak Ridge North
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Michael C. Riddle
  • Riddle & Butts, LLP Attorneys at Law
  • 8777 West Rayford Road
  • The Woodlands, TX 77389
  • Michelle Riley-Brown
  • Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands
  • 6651 Main Street, E520
  • Houston, TX 77030
  • John Robichau
  • Robichau's Jewelry
  • 4775 W Panther Creek Dr Suite 245
  • The Woodlands, TX 77381
  • Steve Salzman
  • The Club at Carlton Woods
  • One Carlton Woods Drive
  • The Woodlands, TX 77382
  • Danny Schroder
  • Pioneer Bank
  • 1400 Research Forest Drive
  • Shenandoah, TX 77381
  • Debra Seefeld
  • Briggs & Veselka Co.
  • 1610 Woodstead Ct., Ste. 455
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Terry Sellers
  • Gallagher Benefit Services - division of Arthur J. Gallagher
    A division of Arthur J. Gallagher
  • 10001 Woodloch Forest Drive, Suite 175
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Steve Smith, Board Member
  • BB&T
  • 333 Clay Street, Suite 3800
  • Houston, TX 77002
  • James Springer
  • Gilbane Building Company
  • 811 Main St., Suite 2450
  • Houston, TX 77002
  • Angela Strong
  • A Strong CPA, LLC
  • 1790 Hughes Landing Blvd #200
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Alex Sutton, Board Member
  • The Woodlands Development Company
  • 1790 Hughes Landing Blvd., Suite 300
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Jenny Taylor
  • Market Street The Woodlands
  • 9595 Six Pines Drive, Ste. 6290
  • Spring, TX 77373
  • Bruce Tough
  • Tough Law Firm, PLLC
  • 819 Crossbridge Drive
  • Spring, TX 77373
  • Paula Turnquist
  • Kelsey – Seybold Clinic
  • 11511 Shadow Creek Pkwy
  • Pearland, TX 77584
  • Gary Valentine
  • LINK
  • 1800 Bering Drive, Suite 800
  • Houston, TX 77057
  • Julie Walker
  • Move Resource Group / Prévu Concierge Services
  • 21175 Tomball Pkwy, Suite 299
  • Houston, TX 77070
  • Whitney Wall
  • Wells Fargo
  • 21 Waterway Ave, Suite 600
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Mayor Ritch Wheeler, Public Partner
  • City of Shenandoah
  • 29955 I-45 North
  • Shenandoah, TX 77381
  • Taylor White
  • adWhite Marketing & Design
  • 33300 Egypt Lane, Suite F300
  • Magnolia, TX 77354
  • Stephanie Wiggins
  • Centerpoint Energy
  • P.O. Box 1700
  • Houston, TX 77251
  • J. Harold Williams
  • Linscomb & Williams
  • 1400 Post Oak Blvd. #1000
  • Houston, TX 77056
  • Kendra Windisch
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • 6900 Fannin Street Suite 5.1000
  • Houston, TX 77030
  • Richard Wright
  • Wright's Printing
  • 2407 Timberloch Pl. Suite B
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Stephen Wright, Board Member
  • Wright Business Technologies, Inc.
  • 333 N. Sam Houston Pkwy East, Suite 880
  • Houston, TX 77060
  • Virgil Yoakum
  • Woodforest Development, Inc.
  • 101 Elk Trace Parkway
  • Montgomery, TX 77316
  • Kristin Young
  • Ameriprise Financial, Kristin L. Young
  • 2551 Budde Road, Ste. 2603
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Melissa Young
  • Corporate Incentives, Inc.
  • 26414 Oakridge Drive
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Tom Zavesky
  • Webber
  • 1725 Hughes Landing Blvd, Ste. 1200
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP STAFF

  • Gil Staley, Chief Executive Officer
  • Direct #: 281/363-8135
  • E-Mail: gil.staley@edpartnership.net
  • Holly Gruy, Chief Operating Officer
  • Direct #: 281/363-8133
  • E-Mail: holly.gruy@edpartnership.net
  • Laura Lea Palmer, CEcD, Senior Vice President of Business Recruitment & Retention
  • Direct #: 281/363-8137
  • E-Mail: lauralea.palmer@edpartnership.net
  • Ashley Byers, Manager of Marketing & Outreach
  • Direct #: 281/363-8131
  • E-Mail: ashley.byers@edpartnership.net
  • 9320 Lakeside Blvd. Bldg. 2, Suite 200
  • The Woodlands, TX 77381
  • Main #: 281/363-8130
  • Fax: 281/298-6874
  • Web Address: www.edpartnership.net

The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership (EDP) investors are the foundation of our organization. They provide the resources needed to carry out the priority of our area's economic development efforts to create high-wage, high-value jobs and capital investment.

What does this mean to EDP investors? Well, simply put, our success is directly linked to increased opportunity for all local companies. That's why the EDP works closely with both its public stakeholders and private industries. Together, we develop a more competitive, diverse business climate and nurture an environment where all of us can grow.

The Benefits of Partnering with The Woodlands Area EDP:

  • Join local businesses and organizations to ensure that the jobs in The Woodlands market area are preserved and that company growth occurs locally
  • Become an ally in the recruitment of new companies to our market
  • Glean current knowledge and early information of economic development activities and how it effects job growth
  • Receive exclusive weekly updates on economic issues in our area and events and activities at both state and local levels that can impact our major employers
  • Acquire personal introductions to key business leaders through tours of major employers in our area and welcome receptions for incoming company executives
  • Gain opportunity to attend monthly EDP Board Meetings with fellow Partners to develop business connections
  • Secure invitations to privately held Partner Events including Annual Elected Officials Reception, Quarterly Partner Luncheons, Welcome Receptions, Industry Tours, Annual Meeting, End of the Year Celebration and Golf Outing

Statement of Purpose

Who we are

A resource to, and advocate for, major employers

What we do

Facilitate access to information and influence

Why we exist

To promote job growth and economic vitality in The Woodlands Area

Mission of The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership

To recruit new business to our region

To support existing businesses through:

  • Retention of existing business
  • Facilitating support of expansion of existing businesses

Levels of Annual Membership that support the EDP's Mission:

$25,000 + Gold Partner
$15,000 - $24,999 Silver Partner
$5,500 - $14,999 Bronze Partner
Contact Us

Linscomb & Williams

Our membership in The Woodlands EDP, like other businesses, began with a wish to expand in the local community.  We were looking for opportunities to get involved, meet new business contacts, exchange ideas, and gain insight from community leaders.  The Partner Executive Briefing, Quarterly Partner Luncheons, and numerous sponsorship opportunities throughout the year provides a strong platform to meet our business goals. The immeasurable difference is the genuine sense of community among the EDP staff and existing members.


Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center

“For the more than 20 years, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center has been a proud member of The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership (EDP) – in fact, we are considered one of its founding members,” shares Senior VP and CEO Josh Urban. “The EDP allows us each to actively participate in growing the number of employers attracted to South Montgomery County and The Woodlands – bringing jobs, potential customers, resources and amenities to our area. Through the efforts of the EDP, many organizations have relocated to south Montgomery County and existing businesses have been retained.”

“I would certainly recommend the EDP to other companies and organizations; EDP briefings, networking opportunities and quarterly partner luncheons are among membership benefits,” Urban adds.  “I serve as the current Secretary of the EDP and our previous CEO, Steve Sanders, served as a past Chair of the Executive Board. Memorial Hermann truly finds value in this essential organization and we are willing to take time from our busy schedules to participate.”


Soules Insurance Company

The EDP provides a valuable resource for gaining more insight into the business community of The Woodlands while also helping facilitate growth for our community.

Soules Insurance wanted to be engaged in the important process of community development and engagement provided by the EDP.

We have been members for one and a half years.
The greatest benefits we’ve received from the EDP are new friends and business connections as well as the fulfillment of making a difference for The Woodlands community.

The EDP has opened business opportunities by providing connections to key decision makers.

One would have a difficult time finding any other organization in The Woodlands area that can provide such a list of members that are both leaders in business and in the community.  The EDP serves as a great forum for those people to come together in a productive environment.


Wright Business Technology

The Woodlands EDP is what keeps us plugged into the business community of the Greater Woodlands Area, and at a leadership level.  The information learned, and relationships built are invaluable to us both for long-term strategic planning as well as capitalizing on immediate opportunities.

Wright Business Technologies became a member of the EDP in 2012 primarily because although it offers us excellent opportunities for networking and business development, it’s focus is actually on enhancing the community as a whole, and if the area prospers, then we all will.

While we have been introduced to new clients & prospects through the EDP, the greatest benefit is the consistent interaction with many of the business leaders in the community.  

The EDP has helped me to be more successful at building business relationships with other business owners and influencers, as well as helping us to win new clients within the community. 

As I mentioned before, for me, the EDP’s strength is that it’s focus is not on business networking.   We focus and fund efforts to further the area’s businesses as a whole which in turn grows the area itself.   Throughout the process plenty of valuable business networking occurs, but because it’s NOT the focus, it’s more natural and more authentic.   If you are a business leader in the greater Woodlands Area, I highly recommend participation in the EDP.

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