AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has re-elected Tracye McDaniel of the Texas Economic Development Corporation to its Board of Directors for a two-year term, where she will serve as Vice Chair of the Planning and Business Development Committee.
"As the world's leading membership organization for professionals in the field of economic development, IEDC's work has become vital to the global economy," said IEDC Chair-elect Barry Matherly, CEcD, FM and president and CEO of Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. "It is an honor to serve on the Board and I look forward to working with Tracye and other members to provide leadership and service to IEDC. We will continue to move forward in fulfilling IEDC's goal of delivering quality information, education and outstanding development opportunities to its members."
McDaniel currently serves as President and CEO of Texas Economic Development Corporation, an independently funded and operated 501©(3) nonprofit organization, whose mission is dedicated to economic development, business recruitment and job creation in the State of Texas. Texas Economic Development Corporation operates the TexasOne™ Program, which coordinates efforts with the Office of the Governor for strategic marketing and lead generation activities.
McDaniel has more than 30 years of state and regional level experience as a widely recognized strategist in all facets of economic development. Formerly the President and CEO of Choose New Jersey, Inc., McDaniel led global promotion, lead generation and project management for economic growth and job creation in the Garden State as part of the state's award-winning economic development organization: The New Jersey Partnership for Action (PFA).
In 2007, McDaniel served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Greater Houston Partnership and as Executive Director for the Office of the Governor Economic Development and Tourism Division (EDT) prior to that.
She holds leadership positions in numerous professional and industry organizations and was named by NJBIZ among New Jersey's 2014 Best 50 Women in Business, as well as the 100 Most Powerful People in New Jersey Business.
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, McDaniel is also a Ford Foundation Regional Sustainable Development (RSD) Fellow, a program of American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).
SOURCE Texas Economic Development Corporation