The stage is set for the 19th Annual Economic Forum with CEO of Texas Association of Business
The Economic Forum in Wichita Falls is an annual program powered by the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce. The purpose of the program is to provide information about the economic state of the nation, state, or region.
The event is held from 11:30 am-1 pm and lunch is provided. The event will be held at the MPEC (Multi-Purpose Event Center) located at 1000 5th Street.
Pre-registration is required as lunch will be served.
The speaker for the 2019 Economic Forum is Jeff Moseley, CEO, of the Texas Association of Business. Moseley has four decades of public and private sector experience, particularly in the transportation industry and economic development. Currently, he serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Texas Association of Business, the largest business association in Texas, representing over 2800 businesses, from major corporations to small start-ups. Combined those businesses employ over 2.5 million Texans and drive the economic engine of the state.
Most recently, he served as state Vice President of Government Affairs for Texas Central Partners LLC, a private company developing a new high-speed rail system between Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth. He led engagement efforts with local governmental entities.
Before that, Moseley was appointed by former Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) to the five-member Texas Transportation Commission, which oversees the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and a $12 billion annual budget. During his tenure, Moseley served as the Vice Chairman of the Commission and was the Commission Liaison to the Texas Ports communities and chair of the Safety Advisory Committee.
Previously, Moseley was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Houston Partnership (GHP), the primary business organization for the 11-county Houston region. Under his leadership, the GHP gained national recognition as a center for economic development and became the largest chamber of commerce in the Lone Star State with a board consisting of 130 business leaders representing companies with combined annual revenue of $1.6 trillion. Under his leadership, the economic development initiative Opportunity Houston was launched. That campaign successfully raised $32 million for marketing, which was recognized as the largest in the nation.
Prior to joining the GHP, Moseley was Chief Executive Officer of the Office for Economic Development and Tourism for the state of Texas and served as the Executive Director of the Texas Department of Economic Development (formerly the Texas Department of Commerce). Under his direction, the Department was instrumental in bringing the Toyota Tundra manufacturing facility to San Antonio and the move of CITGO to Houston. He was a strategic team member in the launch and administration of the $295 million Texas Enterprise Fund. He also reestablished formal trade missions to Mexico with an emphasis on oil and gas.
Moseley was elected to county office and served as Denton County Judge and Justice of the Peace before joining the Governor’s office. During his time as County Judge, he successfully secured more than $70 million in funding from TxDOT, including a $27 million bridge and road package, a historic first for the county. He was elected to three terms as County Judge and managed to reduce the ad valorem tax rate while piloting one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation.
Moseley has served on several boards throughout his career, including the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Center for Houston’s Future, the United Way of Houston, the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100 and the Texas Economic Development Corporation.
Moseley is a sixth-generation Texan and graduate and Outstanding Alumnus of Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma.
Please register for the Economic Forum 2019 by emailing Director of Events Rebecca Churchwell today!
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