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The Pflugerville Community Development Board of Directors, composed of seven members each serving two-year terms, manages the affairs of the 4B corporation which promotes economic development in order to eliminate unemployment and underemployment. Together, with the PCDC’s experienced staff, they encourage economic development in Pflugerville by promoting the desirability for new business as well as assisting existing area businesses.

Board of Directors

Jim Swanzy – President

Ron Agnew – Vice President

Jeff Thompson -Secretary

Victor Johnson- Treasurer

Place 1. Victor Johnson 1/1/17-12/31/17

Place 2. A.K. Brewer 12/8/2016-12/31/18

Place 3: Doug Weiss 1/1/16-12/31/17

Place 4: Jim Swanzy 1/1/2017-12/31/18

Place 5: Ken Dalfonso 1/1/16-12/31/17

Place 6: Ron Agnew 1/1/2017-12/31/18

Place 7: Jeff Thompson 1/1/16-12/31/17


Staff

Amy Madison, CEcD, EDFP
Executive Director

Amy9971Amy Madison, Executive Director, joined Pflugerville Community Development Corporation in January 2014 and was appointed Director in February 2016. Previously, she served six years as CEO of the Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP), a quasi-public economic development organization serving Hays-Caldwell counties and seven cities. Madison founded the GSMP by successfully steering a $4M campaign to implement a five-year strategic economic development plan. She began her career in Oklahoma following completion of a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Phillips University. In Shawnee, she served as business development director for Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech School providing training, consulting and business support for over 60 existing-expanding companies in a three county area. She completed a master’s in mass communication from Oklahoma University and moved to Texas, joining the City of Schertz as economic development director for seven years. During her tenure, she helped establish a new industrial park and her recruiting efforts resulted in a 77% increase in city valuations. She is an OU/ EDI graduate, a Certified Economic Development Professional (CEcD), a Certified Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) and a Certified Public Manager (CPM).

 

Christian Kurtz
Director of Business Development

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Christian Kurtz first joined the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation as Operations Manager in 2012, and was promoted to Business Development Director, his current position, in September 2015. His primary duties are to assist the executive director with retention and recruitment of businesses. Christian focuses his attention on Pflugerville companies and launched a new program for existing business.  Dubbed “Business Pfirst” (that’s with a PF), the program is designed to strengthen Pflugerville businesses, assist with expansions, and help resolve issues that limit growth potential. Christian earned his BA in Critical Theory at University of Texas at San Antonio, received his certification as a Paralegal from the University of Texas Austin and has over 20 Years of Business Management.

Email: christiank@pfdevelopment.com

  • Telephone: (512) 990-3725

 

Karla Henderson
Operations, Administrative Manager

Henderson is a native Texan and comes to the PCDC with a extensive experience in leadership positions in government and private enterprise. Most recently, she spent 11 years at National Instruments as a business intelligence analyst. Her previous experience in the public sector includes Director of Finance and Information Technology at Harris County Improvement District No. 1 in Uptown Houston, and the City of Austin where she was in charge of all general obligation and revenue bond issues. Henderson has also previously worked for the Municipal Advisory Council of Texas, the University of Texas and United Technologies Corporation. She earned bachelor’s degrees in finance and statistics from the University of Texas at Austin.