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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Mar 23, 2020

Develop This! is proud to launch a new series of shows to help working economic developers gain a better understanding of the COVID-19 crisis and its impact nationwide.

In the coming weeks, we will be interviewing the members of our newly formed Develop This! Contributing Experts team. The best group of economic development professionals in the country have been assembled to share:

-What is happening in their areas?
-How are their areas responding?
-Tips to maximize effectiveness during this challenging time 

The series begins with Mary Ann Moon, CEcD, FM, HLM Executive Director, Prosper Economic Development Corporation, Prosper Texas.

Mary Ann served as 2018 and 2019 Dean for the University of Oklahoma's Economic Development Institute. She previously served as Assistant Dean, Director of Mentoring and Curriculum Chairman. She is an Instructor, Mentor and teaches the CEcD Exam Prep Course and authored and teaches 'An Introduction to Transportation and Logistics.'  Mary Ann has also developed and implements “Employer Engagement” training for Workforce Development providers. 

Ms. Moon's prior experience includes successful, private business owner (Dixie Bonded Warehouse of Ouachita, Inc., West Monroe, LA) President of the West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce and Regional Economic Development Manager for Entergy Louisiana, VP Economic Development and Marketing, Tice Engineering Inc. and Business Development Advocate, AECOM. 

Mary Ann’s Specialties:

  • Community Development
  • Leadership Training
  • Program Development BR& E, Employer Engagement
  • Transportation and Economic Development
  • Economic Development and Business Ethics

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