Decatur Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) Staff

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Thom Lambert

Executive Director

Phone: 866-627-9109

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Barbara Metcalf

Barbara Metcalf

Executive Administrative Assistant

Phone: 940-393-0354

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Board of Directors



Members

Jason Wren

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.


Jay Davidson

Jay Davidson, Vice President

Jay Davidson joined the Decatur Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors in 2010 and is the current vice president. He has also served on the Decatur City Council for more than six years, chairman of the Civic Center Advisory Board, and chairman of the Board of Directors for the Texoma Area Paratransit System (TAPS.) Davidson is owner and president of oil and gas consulting firm JMD Consulting.

Martin Woodruff

Martin Woodruff, Secretary / Treasurer

Martin Woodruff joined the Decatur Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors in 2001 and currently serves as secretary/treasurer. He has also served on the Decatur City Council since 2005 and is the current Mayor of Decatur. He is a 30-plus-year member and past president of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce.

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Buster Chandler

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.


Susan Cocanougher

Susan Cocanougher

Susan Cocanougher joined the Decatur Economic Development Corporation board in 2016 and is currently serving her second term on the Decatur City Council. She previously served on the Decatur Zoning Board of Adjustment and is also serving on the board of the Music and Arts Foundation of Wise County.


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Testimonials

  1. “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

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About Decatur

  1. 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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