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Welcome Our New Staff!

Texas Border Business

As originally published in Texas Border Business newsprint edition May 2020

Larry McManus

Larry McManus joined the Governor’s Economic Development & Tourism Office as the Director for Business & Community Development. Larry’s prior work history includes roles at the Governor’s Office as well as the Texas Department of Agriculture. With more than 25 years of economic development service to the State of Texas, Larry has built a highly regarded reputation on community and regional economic development allies throughout the state by assisting economic development partners and companies in the business expansion process. We are excited to welcome Larry back to the team. You may reach Larry at larry.mcmanus@gov.texas.gov or (512) 936-0483.

Kate Stanford

Kate Stanford joined the Business & Community Development team as the Central Texas Community Relations Specialist. Kate will serve as the primary point of contact for economic development organizations, businesses, and communities in the Central Texas region. Her most recent prior experience includes operations management at the parent company of a franchise dealership group that serves Central and West Texas. We are excited to welcome Kate to the team. You may reach Kate at kate.stanford@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-8410.

Ashley Lunde

Ashley Lunde joined the Business & Community Development team as a Project Development Specialist. Ashley is available to assist companies looking to expand or relocate to Texas with the site location process. Ashley began her economic development journey with Visit El Paso. Other prior work experience includes the role of Director of Business Retention and Expansion at the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce. We are excited to welcome Ashley to the team. You may reach Ashley at ashley.lunde@gov.texas.gov or (512) 936-0211.

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