Board of Directors

Brandon Dansby

Chair

He previously served as chair of the Pearland Chamber of Commerce and as a board member for the Development Authority of Pearland. He is also a member of the Pearland Lions Club, board member for both the Lighthouse of Houston and Pearland YMCA and currently serves as senior vice president for Pearland State Bank.

Hugh Patton

Vice Chair

Hugh Patton, DDS, joined the PEDC board in 2014. He serves as president for the Pearland Lions Club, as well as a board member for the 100 Club of Pearland and Texas First Bank Business Development Board. He also serves as a RISE mentor for Pearland ISD. Patton is the owner of Silver Creek Dental.

Mona Chavarria

Secretary

Mona Chavarria joined the PEDC board in 2014. A member of the board of directors for the Adult Reading Center, she also served as its president, vice president and treasurer. Other board service includes member of the Pearland ISD Education Foundation, Silverlake Lions Club, and past chair and treasurer/secretary of the Pearland Chamber of Commerce. She is the president/owner of A&A Cleaning Services in Pearland.

Celeste Jefferson

Director

Celeste Jefferson joined the PEDC board in 2016.  A member of the South Belt (Pearland) chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc, she also served on its Executive Board.  Other membership includes the Pearland Chamber of Commerce. She is currently the Engineering and Maintainence Manager for Shell Catalyst Plant. 

Rushi Patel

Director

Rushi Patel joined the PEDC Board in 2009.  He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Pearland Medical Center (an HCA Affiliated Hospital) and the Pearland Municipal Management District No.2.  He has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Pearland Adult Reading Center and as Secretary/Treasurer for the Pearland Chamber of Commerce. He is the Vice President of Omkar Enterprises Management, LLC, a hotel development company.

Chad Thumann

Director

Chad Thumann joined the PEDC board in 2018. He also serves as a board member for the Forgotten Angels Foundation, a member of the Pearland Lions Club and on the Future Planning and Bond Review committees for Pearland ISD.  He is currently the president of Sideline Investments, LLC.

Reid Wendell

Director

Reid Wendell joined the PEDC board in 2015. He is also a member of the Pearland Lions Club and a committee member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He also serves as a RISE mentor for Pearland ISD and is on the Scholarship Committee for the Positive Coaching Alliance. He currently serves as assistant vice president of Commercial Banking for Frost Bank.

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