Board of Directors

Rushi Patel

Chair

Rushi Patel joined the PEDC Board in 2009.  He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Pearland Medical Center (an HCA Affiliated Hospital) and the Pearland Municipal Management District No.2.  He has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Pearland Adult Reading Center and as Secretary/Treasurer for the Pearland Chamber of Commerce. He is the Vice President of Omkar Enterprises Management, LLC, a hotel development company.

Lucy Stevener

Vice Chair

Lucy Stevener joined the PEDC board in 2001 and previously served as chair for the Pearland Chamber of Commerce. She is the former hospital administrator for Pearland Animal Hospital.

Brandon Dansby

Secretary

Brandon Dansby joined the PEDC board in 2011. He previously served as chair of the Pearland Chamber of Commerce and as a board member for the Development Authority of Pearland. He is also a member of the Pearland Lions Club and currently serves as senior vice president for Pearland State Bank.

Mona Chavarria

Director

Mona Chavarria joined the PEDC board in 2014. A member of the board of directors for the Adult Reading Center, she also served as its president, vice president and treasurer. Other board service includes member of the Pearland ISD Education Foundation, Silverlake Lions Club, and past chair and treasurer/secretary of the Pearland Chamber of Commerce. She is the president/owner of A&A Cleaning Services in Pearland.

Celeste Jefferson

Director

Celeste Jefferson joined the PEDC board in 2016.  She also is a member of the Executive Board for the South Belt (Pearland) chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.  She is currently the Manufacturing Integration Excellence Lead for Shell Oil Refinery. 

Hugh Patton

Director

Hugh Patton, DDS, joined the PEDC board in 2014. He is a vice president for the Pearland Lions Club, as well as a board member for Keep Pearland Beautiful, the 100 Club of Pearland and the Texas First Bank Business Development Board. He also serves on the Council on Membership for the Texas Dental Association. Patton is the owner of Silver Creek Dental.

Reid Wendell

Director

Reid Wendell joined the PEDC board in 2015. He is also a member of the Pearland Lions Club and a committee member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He currently serves as assistant vice president of Commercial Banking for Frost Bank.

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