FROM STAFF REPORTS
PFLUGERVILLE — Former Greater San Marcos Partnership president Amy Madison has been named interim executive director of the Pflugerville Community Development Corp., the prosperous Austin suburb’s economic development agent.She replaces Floyd Akers, a former Pflugerville and New Braunfels city attorney who became the corporation’s executive director in 2011.
“We are confident Amy Madison has the experience and passion to take the PCDC to the next level. Amy has developed an impressive network of local, regional, national and international site selectors, real estate professionals and developers that will be instrumental in attracting new business prospects, capital investment, and job creation for Pflugerville,” said Doug Weiss, a manager at information technology services firm Pitney Bowes who chairs the Pflugerville Community Development Corp. board of directors.
Under Akers’ leadership, the corporation helped finance development of 130 Commerce Center, a 160-acre mixed-use commercial park where FedEx has since built a $33 million distribution center.
“I am honored to step into this role as the PCDC transitions into new leadership,” said Madison, who was hired as the corporation’s assistant executive director in January 2014. The board expects to name a permanent director by October.
With population growth of 16.4 percent between 2010 and 2014 — from 49,936 to 54,644, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates — Pflugerville is one of six Austin-San Antonio corridor cities listed among the ten fastest-growing in Texas. The city’s major employers include aerospace manufacturer Advanced Integration Technologies; pharmaceutical manufacturer ALK Abello, Inc.; and digital storage manufacturer Avant Technology.
Hired in April 2008 as executive director of Economic Development San Marcos which was an arm of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce at the time, Madison helped forge the Greater San Marcos Partnership from public and private sector backers in Hays and Caldwell counties. She served as the partnership’s president and chief executive officer from October 2010 until her resignation in February 2013.
Between 2001 and 2006, Madison held dual roles as community development director for the city of Schertz and executive director of the Schertz Economic Development Corp. She has served as vice chair of the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and has owned Madison Consulting since 2007.
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