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LONGVIEW/GREGG COUNTY (KYTX) - Longview Independent School District Deputy Superintendent Andrea Mayo has been nominated to serve on the board of directors for Longview Economic Development Corp., the city has announced.

Mayo was selected Tuesday by the city's Council Appointments Committee following nominations from LEDCO board members. Her selection remains tentative until there is a final vote by the Longview City Council, which meets 5:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.

Mayo replaced the nomination of Ed Banos, former chief executive officer for Good Shepherd Medical Center, who left the hospital earlier this month. The hospital has not named his replacement, while Vice President Ken Cunningham serves as interim CEO.

Mayo began her career in Longview ISD in 1979. She has served as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, supervisor and director. One of her favorite jobs was serving as the principal of Doris McQueen Primary School. Mayo, a native of Louisiana, holds a B.A. in education from Louisiana Tech University and a masters degree in secondary educational administration from Stephen F. Austin State University.

According to its website, the Longview Economic Development Corporation (LEDCO) is one of Texas' major economic development groups managing economic development for the City of Longview, Texas.  If a local company is planning to expand or if a business from outside the region wants to locate in Longview, LEDCO's professional staff is trained to help them. LEDCO partners with over twenty groups in the region to provide high quality, critical information including available land and buildings. Since October 1999 LEDCO has provided incentives to 43 existing and 18 new companies.

 


 

Released by Longview city spokesman Shawn Hara

The Council Appointment Committee met this afternoon at 3 p.m. The committee consists of District 3 City Councilwoman Kasha Williams and District 4 City Councilman Wayne Frost. The committee considered recommendations for the LEDCO Board of Directors. LEDCO presented a slate of nominations to the committee for consideration. 

The following names were presented:

Board of Directors:
Keith Honey, President (appointment)
Lester Lucy, Vice President/Secretary
Steve Metcalf (Reappointment)
Joe Bob Joyce (Appointment)
Ed Banos (Appointment)

Ex Officio
Jim Kendrick
Phillip Ford (Reappointment)
Dan Droege (Appointment)
Dr. Julie Fowler (Appointment)
Paul Stephenson (Appointment)


The Council Appointment Committee recommends adding Andrea Mayo to the Board of Directors in place of the appointment of Ed Banos, while keeping the rest of the appointments as presented. So, the recommendation from Council Appointment Committee would be as listed below. The recommendation from the Council Appointment Committee will be considered by City Council on Thursday, October 11. 

Board of Directors:
Keith Honey, President (appointment)
Lester Lucy, Vice President/Secretary
Steve Metcalf (Reappointment)
Joe Bob Joyce (Appointment)
Andrea Mayo (Appointment)

Ex Officio
Jim Kendrick
Phillip Ford (Reappointment)
Dan Droege (Appointment)
Dr. Julie Fowler (Appointment)
Paul Stephenson (Appointment)
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