Leadership

Formed in 2010, KEDC is managed by nine board members.
 One representative each from the Kerrville Chamber of Commerce, Kerrville Economic Improvement Corporation, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Kerrville ISD, Kerrville Public Utility Board, City of Kerrville, Kerr County and two local businsses.  

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Meet The Team
In November 2015, Mike Wittler was named CEO and General Manager of the Kerrville Public Utility Board (KPUB) bringing over twenty years of experience in the utility industry to his new position.  

Mike is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from Schreiner University and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas A&M Univeristy.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce and is actively involved in the local Kiwanis club.

Mike has served on the KEDC Board since January 2016.
Mike Wittler
KEDC Board President and KPUB General Manager, CEO
Tom has 50 years of manangement and leadership experience in the public and private business sectors.  He was a Senior Executive at NASA having served as the Acting Associate Administrator for Spaceflight in Washington, D.C., Director of the Space Station Program and Chief Engineer at the Johnson Space Center.  

Throughout his career, Tom has served as the vice President of Business Development for several large aerospace companies, Exectuive Director of the Texas Aerospace Commission, and is a member of the Kerrville Airport Board.  

Tom is a licensed Professional Engineer and holds several degrees including a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the Univeristy of Texas (Austin), and a Masters from the University of Pennsylvania; as well as doctoral studies at Rice University.
Tom Moser
KEDC Board Vice President and County Commissioner, Pct. 2
  
Mr. Koenig is a highly experienced international business executive.  He has extensive global experience in the development and leadership of high performance and high growth organizations in a wide variety of industrial and cultural contexts including technology, manufacturing and construction.

Mr. Koenig brings 20 years of senior management experience in the public sectors and multiple International Assignments in the government sector to his role as the President and CEO of the Kerrville Chamber of Commerce.  During his time in Iraq he earned several prestigious awards including the second highest merit award in the U. S. State Department—the Superior Honor Award. 

Mr. Koenig is a graduate from University of Illinois with a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.  He has served on the KEDC Board of Directors since January 2017.
  
KEDC Board Treasurer and
Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce President & CEO
Walt Koenig

Early's banking career began in 1986 at Texarkana National Bank.  He has served several communities in his banking career including Texarkana, Edna, Victoria, and Kerrville.  He is currently in his 32nd year of his banking career and is Senior Vice President at Texas Hill Country Bank.

He currently serves as Board President of the Kerr County United Way, Board President of the City of Kerrville Economic Improvement Corporation, Board member of Our Lady of the Hills Catholic high School, member of the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce government Affairs Committee, and Finance committee of the Kerrville First United Methodist Church.  He has been the past Board President of Kerr County Habitat for Humanity, President of the Kerrville Rotary Club, and is a graduate of Leadership Kerr County.

Early is a graduate of Texas A&M University, Texarkana.  He is married to Kellie, the District Director for House of Representative Andrew Murr.  They have two children, Garrett and Jessica and three grandchildren Willa Rose, Lyla Jewel and August.


Kenneth Early
KEDC Board Member and EIC President
Mayor White is a 1974 honor graduate of Tivy High School and received a Bachelor of Business Adminstration degree from the Univeristy of Texas at Austin.  She and her husband Robert have owned and operated their own business since.  They returned to the Kerrville area in 1996 and have primarily been involved in real estate development and oil and gas operations.  

Mayor White was elected to the City Council in 2015 and was elected as Mayor in 2016.  As a council member she served on P&Z as Ex-Officio member as well as the Beautification Advisory Board, and was appointed to the Airport Planning Committee.  As Mayor she serves on the board of Trustees of the Kerrville Public Utility Board, the board of Directors of Kerrville Ecnomic Development Corporation, and as Council Ex-Officio to the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council.  She is also a member of the HIll Country Youth Ranch Auxiliary, the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Citizens' Police Academy Alumni Association, and the Republican Women of Kerr County.  

As well as her involvement in civic and professional responsiblities, Mayor White and her husband have travelled as missionaries to many parts of the world, including Russia and South America.  Both are native Texans and proud to call the Texas Hill Country their home.

Bonnie White
KEDC Board Member and Kerrville City Mayor
Dr. Mark Foust was named the Superintendent of Kerrville ISD on December 12, 2016.  

Prior to being named Superintendent Dr. Foust served as the Chief of Schools for Fort Bend ISD in Sugar Land, Texas, which was the seventh largest district in the State.   Dr. Foust received his Bachelor of Arts in history from Texas A&M University and a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston-Victoria.  He earned his Doctor of Education from the University of Houston in 2014.   

Dr. Foust has served on the KEDC Board since January 2016.
  
Mark Foust
KEDC Board Member and KISD Superintendent
Charlie attended New Mexico Military Institute and New Mexico State University, graduating with degrees in Managment in conjunction with the United States Chamber of Commerce and Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas.

He became the Executive Director of the Kerrville Convention & Visitor's Bureau in September of 2012. Charlie has extensive experience in the Business and Tourism industries serving on countless Boards as well as holding positions such as the Executive Vice President of the Greater Las Cruces Area Chamber of Commerce, Director of Marketing in Farmers Branch, Director of Tourism for Fort Worth CVB, and Executive Director of Grandbury, Texas CVB.

He has been a member of the KEDC Board of Directors since 2013.
Charlie Mcllvain
KEDC Board Member & Kerrville CVB President
  
Don is President of Transition Team, a medical management company which he founded in 1994 that designs, constructs, and manages multiple cancer centers throughout Texas. Prior to building centers in Austin, San Marcos, Kerrville, Athens and Cleburne, Mr. Barnett was Vice-President of Human Resources for Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Research Division for six years. He also held various other executive positions within the world-wide parent organization of Warner-Lambert for 18 years.

Don has a B.B.A. in Personnel Management from Texas Tech University. Don has also completed the Advanced Executive Management Program at the University of Michigan with Masters Degree work in Organizational Psychology from the University of Texas. 

He has served on the KEDC Board since 2010.
  
Don Barnett
KEDC Board Member and Transition Team Owner
 Tom Houdeshell is the Owner of All-Plastics (previously known as ATEK) with operations in Kerrville and Addison, Texas.  As a seasoned plastics manufacturer, he brings 25 years of leadership in the medical device industry.

He is an expert at implementing lean manufacturing and dedicated to workforce improvements. Tom earned his MBA from Tiffin University and has received extensive training in the area of Six Sigma and Scientific Molding.

All-Plastics, LLC is a world class leader in technology driven manufacturing and project management.  With unparalleled industry recognized experience in advanced molding and assembly, All-Plastics has become a dominant force in the medical, industrial, packaging and consumer markets. 

Tom has served on the KEDC Board since 2011.
 
Tom Houdeshell
KEDC Board Member and Owner of All-Plastics
October, 2016, Brian D. O'Connor joined the Kerrville Economic Development Corporation as its Executive Director.  Under the leadership of the KEDC Board of Directors, Mr. O'Connor will identify emerging manufacturing clusters, implement strategies to stimulate existing industry as well as diversify the business mix within Kerr County.

Mr. O'Connor has served in various municipal management positions overseeing industrial, commercial and residential development as well as establishing tax policies and financing programs. Prior to joining the KEDC, Brian was the Executive Director of the Cleveland Industrial Retention Initiative and Project Director for the City of Cleveland, OH, where he managed the redevelopment of the former Collinwood Yards Industrial Park, environmental clean-up of Water Tower Park and development of the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute. Recently, Mr. O'Connor helped develop the State's Town Square Initiative to perform feasibility analysis to market vacant and underutilized downtown buildings across Texas.  

He has served on various business incubator committees and economic development and non-profit boards throughout his 20 year career across Ohio, Michigan and Florida.  Brian is a certified economic development professional and holds a Bachelor degree in Economics as well as a Master's degree in City Planning and Business Administration.  
  
Brian D. O'Connor
KEDC Executive Director