Conroe Economic Development Council Promotes Scheiner to Executive Director; Hires Titas as Deputy Director
20 Jun 2018
The Conroe Economic Development Council (Conroe EDC) and Conroe Industrial Development Corporation (CIDC) announced February 22 that Danielle Scheiner has been promoted to Executive Director. She will oversee day-to-day operations of Conroe’s economic development organizations.
Scheiner joined the Conroe EDC as Deputy Director in January 2013 and served most recently as Interim Director. 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.
Titas joins Conroe EDC as Deputy Director
In addition to the promotion of Scheiner, the Conroe EDC announced the hire of Jonas Titas to fill the Deputy Director position. Titas most recently served as Director, Manufacturing Business Attraction at the Greater Houston Partnership (GHP). Before joining the GHP, Titas spent four years as the Executive Director of the Kerrville Economic Development Corporation. Titas will use his vast economic development experience to market Conroe’s assets to companies looking to locate in the region.
Titas received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina in 2004. In 2011, he earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from University of Texas at Tyler while working as an economic development specialist for the Tyler Economic Development Council.
“Jonas is a terrific addition to the Conroe EDC team,” said Scheiner. “Jonas is very well respected in the economic development community and already has established relationships in the manufacturing sector. His experience will be invaluable as we continue to attract top manufacturing companies and recruit the biosciences industry to Deison Technology Park in Conroe.”