CEDC Mourns Loss, Celebrates Vision of Mickey Deison
7 Dec 2020
The Conroe Economic Development Council (CEDC) remembers and honors R.A. “Mickey” Deison, namesake of Deison Technology Park, who passed away on October 13. A stanch advocate for economic development, Deison served as Conroe Industrial Development Corporation (CIDC) chairman for many years.
Deison, a dedicated public servant, served as Conroe Mayor from 1971-1974 and Montgomery County Judge from 1977-1982. He remains the only person to serve both offices.
In 2013, the 248-acre Deison Technology Park was named for him in recognition of his economic vision to business growth in Conroe. Earlier this year, the CIDC signed the park’s first occupant, VGXI, Inc., a manufacturer of plasmid DNA for vaccines and gene therapies. VGXI has broken ground to move its headquarters from The Woodlands to Deison Technology Park.
Born in Austin in 1931, Deison lived in Conroe since 1948 and was a founding partner in the Downtown Conroe law firm Baggett, Gordon and Deison. Until very recently, Deison worked with clients and the CEDC on economic development deals in Conroe, emphasizing his commitment to Conroe’s business climate.
“We will miss seeing Mickey Deison in Downtown Conroe, yet we are comforted to know that he was able to see his vision for the Deison Technology Park begin to take shape. The Park will be a lasting legacy to Mickey’s economic development vision,” said Danielle Scheiner, Executive Director of the CEDC.