Pflugerville Community Development Corporation Promotes Amy Madison as Interim Executive Director
Madison brings nearly 14 years of economic development experience.
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas—The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) today announced Amy Madison was named the Interim Executive Director of the PCDC. Madison, who previously held the Assistant Executive Director position, will take over for Floyd Akers who has led the organization for the past four years.
“I am honored to step into this role as the PCDC transitions into new leadership,” said Amy Madison, interim executive director of the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation. “I look forward to working closely with the board in this new capacity.”
Madison brings with her a wealth of senior-level experience developing strong, award-winning economic development programs in Central Texas, spanning three cities, in two major metropolitan areas, along Interstate 35 and State Highway 130. She is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), certified Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP), and a Certified Public Manager (CPM). Madison immediately began her tenure as Interim Executive Director on Saturday. She joined PCDC in January of 2014.
“While we are sad to see Floyd Akers go we are confident Amy Madison has the experience and passion to take the PCDC to the next level,” said Doug Weiss, president of the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation Board of Directors. “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.“
Akers resignation was accepted Saturday, July 25, by the PCDC board of directors. He will continue as General Counsel until August 1. Under Akers leadership, the PCDC has been very successful in attracting new businesses and creating jobs in Pflugerville. He was instrumental in the creation of the 130 Commerce Center, construction of the city’s first hotel and conference center, and cut deals brining Hawaiian Falls, Precision Ammunition and a $33 million expansion of FedEx Ground Services in Pflugerville.
Akers became the executive Director and General Counsel for the PCDC in 2011. Prior to that he served as the City Attorney for Pflugerville. Akers has also served as City Attorney in New Braunfels, Presiding Municipal Judge for the city of Bryan, Assistant City Attorney in San Antonio and has represented the Texas Department of Public Safety. He was raised in San Antonio and attended the University of Wyoming where he earned an undergraduate degree in History as well as his law degree.
“Floyd Akers leaves an impeccable and ambitious tenure at the PCDC,” Weiss said. “All of us on the board are thankful for his leadership and service to the city of Pflugerville. There is no doubt that he leaves big shoes to fill. Pflugerville has greatly benefitted from his knowledge and tenacity. We wish him success in his future endeavors.”
The PCDC Board of Directors initiated a national search earlier this month to replace Akers and looks to name a permanent executive director before the end of this fiscal year.
About the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation
The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation promotes Pflugerville as a desirable place for new businesses to operate. The organization also supports existing businesses by helping to address their needs. PCDC can provide funding for use as an incentive to businesses to begin doing business in Pflugerville. PCDC funds, which are 4B money generated from a half-cent of the city’s sales tax revenue, can also be used to construct needed infrastructure such as roads, utilities and drainage projects. Located 16 miles northeast of Austin and just south of Round Rock, Pflugerville is well-situated in Central Texas. New state highways 45 and 130 and Interstate Highway 35 all offer direct access to other nearby cities and the region’s main airport.