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Our Team

PEDC is led by a seven-member Board of Directors.  Our Board of Directors is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Pearland City Council for two-year terms.

Board of Directors

Hugh Patton

Chair

Hugh Patton, DDS, joined the PEDC board in 2014. He is the owner of Silver Creek Dental. A member of the Pearland Lions Club, he previously served as its president. He also serves as a board member for the 100 Club of Pearland, Texas First Bank Business Development Board, and the Training Advisory Board for the Pearland Police Department. He also serves as a RISE mentor for Pearland ISD, a member of the Pearland Alvin Go Texan Committee and regional team leader for the American Dental Political Action Committee.

Hugh Patton, DDS, joined the PEDC board in 2014. He is the owner of Silver Creek Dental. A member of the Pearland Lions Club, he previously served as its president. He also serves as a board member for the 100 Club of Pearland, Texas First Bank Business Development Board, and the Training Advisory Board for the Pearland Police Department. He also serves as a RISE mentor for Pearland ISD, a member of the Pearland Alvin Go Texan Committee and regional team leader for the American Dental Political Action Committee.

Mona Chavarria

Vice Chair

Mona Chavarria joined the PEDC board in 2014. She is the president/owner of A&A Cleaning Services in Pearland. A member of the Pearland Rotary Club, she also serves as its treasurer. Other board service includes the Pearland ISD Education Foundation, the Silverlake Lions Club and the City of Houston Mayor’s Literacy Task Force. She also served as past chair and treasurer/secretary of the Pearland Chamber of Commerce, as well as president, vice president and treasurer for the Adult Education Center.

Mona Chavarria joined the PEDC board in 2014. She is the president/owner of A&A Cleaning Services in Pearland. A member of the Pearland Rotary Club, she also serves as its treasurer. Other board service includes the Pearland ISD Education Foundation, the Silverlake Lions Club and the City of Houston Mayor’s Literacy Task Force. She also served as past chair and treasurer/secretary of the Pearland Chamber of Commerce, as well as president, vice president and treasurer for the Adult Education Center.

Reid Wendell

Secretary

Reid Wendell joined the PEDC board in 2015. He currently serves as vice president of Commercial Banking for Frost Bank. 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.

Reid Wendell joined the PEDC board in 2015. He currently serves as vice president of Commercial Banking for Frost Bank. 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.

Brandon Dansby

Chair

Brandon Dansby joined the PEDC board in 2011. 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.

Brandon Dansby joined the PEDC board in 2011. 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.

John Lyle

Director

John Lyle joined the PEDC board in 2018. John has previously served as chair of the Pearland Chamber of Commerce, he is also a board member for the Shadow Creek Ranch Commercial Property Association. He currently serves as Vice President of Operations for Kelsey Seybold Clinic.

John Lyle joined the PEDC board in 2018. John has previously served as chair of the Pearland Chamber of Commerce, he is also a board member for the Shadow Creek Ranch Commercial Property Association. He currently serves as Vice President of Operations for Kelsey Seybold Clinic.

Chad Thumann

Director

Chad Thumann joined the PEDC board in 2018. He also serves as vice president of the Pearland Lions Club, a commissioner for Brazoria County Emergency Services District No. 4, a board member for the Forgotten Angels Foundation, and a member of the Bond Oversight committee for Pearland ISD. He is currently the president of Sideline Investments, LLC.

Chad Thumann joined the PEDC board in 2018. He also serves as vice president of the Pearland Lions Club, a commissioner for Brazoria County Emergency Services District No. 4, a board member for the Forgotten Angels Foundation, and a member of the Bond Oversight committee for Pearland ISD. He is currently the president of Sideline Investments, LLC.

Antonio Johnson

Director

Antonio Johnson, PT, DPT joined the PEDC board in 2019.  He currently serves as a YET mentor with Alvin ISD and coordinates community services activities in Pearland as a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc.  He is currently the Regional Rehabilitation Director for Cantex Continuing Care Network.

Antonio Johnson, PT, DPT joined the PEDC board in 2019.  He currently serves as a YET mentor with Alvin ISD and coordinates community services activities in Pearland as a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc.  He is currently the Regional Rehabilitation Director for Cantex Continuing Care Network.

Staff

Matt Buchanan

President

Matt directs all business attraction and retention activities for Pearland and is responsible for the overall operations for the Corporation, including business attraction, retention and marketing, transportation, mobility and infrastructure, Lower Kirby Urban Center, and corridors and beautification.

Matt directs all business attraction and retention activities for Pearland and is responsible for the overall operations for the Corporation, including business attraction, retention and marketing, transportation, mobility and infrastructure, Lower Kirby Urban Center, and corridors and beautification.

Brian Malone

Vice President

Brian oversees the implementation of strategies to attract new jobs and new investment in Pearland. His primary responsibilities include generating new business prospect leads and facilitating the attraction of new companies, along with coordinating business retention and expansion efforts.

Brian oversees the implementation of strategies to attract new jobs and new investment in Pearland. His primary responsibilities include generating new business prospect leads and facilitating the attraction of new companies, along with coordinating business retention and expansion efforts.

Melissa Black

Director of Marketing

Melissa oversees the implementation and management of the PEDC marketing plan, and the design, development and direction of targeted campaigns to recruit new business to Pearland. She is responsible for all printed and electronic communication materials including the PEDC, community and demographic information, and social media.

Melissa oversees the implementation and management of the PEDC marketing plan, and the design, development and direction of targeted campaigns to recruit new business to Pearland. She is responsible for all printed and electronic communication materials including the PEDC, community and demographic information, and social media.

Valerie Marvin

Senior Development Manager

Valerie leads the implementation of PEDC’s efforts on new development, redevelopment, and beautification projects, with focuses on Lower Kirby and the city’s major thoroughfares. She works with property owners, businesses, appraisers, attorneys, engineering, planning and environmental consultants and contractors to complete infrastructure improvements and beautification enhancements.

Valerie leads the implementation of PEDC’s efforts on new development, redevelopment, and beautification projects, with focuses on Lower Kirby and the city’s major thoroughfares. She works with property owners, businesses, appraisers, attorneys, engineering, planning and environmental consultants and contractors to complete infrastructure improvements and beautification enhancements.

Jessica Byerly

Development Manager

Jessica assists with the implementation of development and beautification projects and supports strategic planning, business attraction, retention, and marketing. She works with city departments, contractors and consultants to carry out the PEDC’s efforts on redevelopment projects and beautification areas through research, communication, and project management.

Jessica assists with the implementation of development and beautification projects and supports strategic planning, business attraction, retention, and marketing. She works with city departments, contractors and consultants to carry out the PEDC’s efforts on redevelopment projects and beautification areas through research, communication, and project management.

Roxanne Luna-Larsen

Office Coordinator

Roxanne coordinates and maintains the administrative support functions for the PEDC.

Roxanne coordinates and maintains the administrative support functions for the PEDC.