CONROE (February 22, 2018) – The Conroe Economic Development Council (Conroe EDC) and Conroe Industrial Development Corporation (CIDC) have announced that Danielle Scheiner has been promoted to Executive Director. She will oversee day-to-day operations of Conroe’s economic development organizations effective immediately.
Scheiner joined the Conroe EDC as Deputy Director in January 2013. She has served as Interim Director since October. In addition to managing the Conroe EDC and CIDC, Scheiner will continue her role of marketing the Conroe community to new businesses, while helping new and expanding businesses navigate the economic development incentive process to grow in Conroe.
“We are very excited to have Danielle serve as Executive Director and lead Conroe’s economic development organization,” said Mayor Toby Powell. “Danielle has shown tremendous leadership and we project strong economic growth in Conroe with her leading the way.”
Scheiner’s leadership has helped Conroe receive recognition for economic development and land at the top of lists as one of the fastest growing mid-size cities in Texas and the nation. In October, the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) awarded Conroe EDC with the state organization’s Community Economic Development Award for attracting one of the state’s top economic development projects. TEDC recognized Conroe EDC for creativity and leadership in business retention, business recruitment and community improvement when it attracted Industrial Components of Texas, a joint venture between Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America and Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp., to locate in Conroe.
“Danielle and her staff have been instrumental in establishing and implementing a strategic plan to expand business in Conroe,” said CIDC Board Chair George Waggoner. “Conroe has long been recognized as a prosperous and inclusive community nestled among the pine trees and rolling hills north of Houston. Our economic development council has helped position Conroe as a robust and diversified economy supported by retail, tourism and good jobs in a wide-range of businesses and industries.”
“I am very honored for the opportunity to continue to serve the Conroe community,” said Scheiner. “The excitement and abundant growth make Conroe a very special place. I look forward to continuing the positive momentum in this new role.”
Scheiner earned a Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Parks & Tourism Sciences from Texas A&M University. She is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute (EDI) at the University of Oklahoma and the Community Development Institute (CDI) through the Southern Economic Development Council. A certified Professional Community and Economic Developer (PCED) through the Community Development Council, Scheiner is currently studying for the CEcD Certification Exam.
Scheiner previously guided economic development efforts for Entergy Texas, where she coordinated the Team City program for communities in the western part of the Entergy Texas service area. She also served as the Director of the Lake Conroe Area Convention & Visitors Bureau from 2001 to 2007.
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About the Conroe Economic Development Council
The mission of the Conroe Economic Development Council is to enhance the strength and stability of the greater Conroe economy through the support of existing industry and the attraction of manufacturing and service sector business, including the bioscience industry, which bring new capital and employment opportunities into the community.