Decatur Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) Staff
Board of Directors
Jason Wren, President
Jason Wren joined the Decatur Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors in 2012 and currently serves as President. He also served on the Decatur City Council, is a member and elder at CrossRoads Church, and serves as president of the board of directors for Acts 4 Others, a local, faith-based nonprofit organization. Wren previously served on the Decatur Education Foundation Board of Directors, the Wise Regional Health Foundation Board of Directors, and as president of the Decatur Lions Club. He has served as general counsel for both Wise Regional Health System and Wise County Regional Health System and is currently the CEO of Wise Health Systems.
Buster Chandler joined the Decatur EDC Board in 2018. He is also a member of the Decatur Lions Club where he previously served as a board member. Chandler’s experience includes Commercial Bank Lending, small business ownership, and 22 years in managerial positions with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the US Department of Agriculture.
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“We had a lot of choices when we were looking to relocate our corporate headquarters from Colorado, and Decatur has proven to be the best option for us. It was close to a major airport, but still a good environment for our employees’ families. The Decatur folks worked overtime to locate a piece of property and arranged a sale lease back with a local developer that got us exactly what we needed.”
– Michael Clark, CEO, H2X Hydroexcavation
Decatur is a thriving Texas community with a rich history and competitive location near the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro. Its regional health system, flourishing downtown, community-oriented lifestyle, strong retail base, and prime location are strengths that are propelling Decatur's economic growth.
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