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PEDC Announces Election of Officers

For Immediate Release
January 26, 2023

Melissa Black
Pearland Economic Development Corporation

PEDC Announces Election of Officers

PEARLAND, Texas — Leadership from the Pearland Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce the election of officers to its 2023 Board of Directors.  At its January 19th board meeting, the Board elected Chad Thumann as Chair, Jerry Koza Jr. as Vice Chair and Randeep Nambiar as Secretary. The elected officers assumed their duties at the January 19th board meeting.

Chad Thumann joined the PEDC board in 2018. He is currently the President and CEO of Sideline Investments, LLC. He serves on the board of directors for the Lone Star Flight Museum, as a committee member for both the Pearland Prosperity Implementation Committee and Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and as a member and former vice president of the Pearland Lions Club. He has previously served as a commissioner for Brazoria County Emergency Services District No. 4, on the board of directors for the Forgotten Angels Foundation and a member of the Bond Oversight Committee for Pearland ISD and the Pearland Citizens Drainage Committee.

Jerry Koza Jr. joined the PEDC Board in 2021. He is the co-owner of Profax/Lenco. He is also a board director for the Northern Brazoria County Education Alliance. A former City of Pearland Planning and Zoning Commission board member, Jerry also previously served twice on the Pearland Charter Review Committee, the Pearland Citizens Drainage Committee and as a board director for the American Welding Society Houston Section.

Randeep Nambiar joined the PEDC Board in 2021. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer for Stellium Inc. He has previously worked in a leadership advisory role at multiple Big 5 management & technology consulting firms. His industry experience has helped to develop technology innovation labs and refine industry standards with industry bodies like Warehousing Education and Research Council, Supply Chain Council, Confederation of Indian Industries, Retail Association of India, and drive co-innovations with SAP Labs globally.

Established in 1995 by the voters of the City of the Pearland, PEDC is the lead economic development group for this thriving, business-friendly community. PEDC focuses on:

  • Business attraction, retention and marketing
  • Transportation, mobility and infrastructure
  • Lower Kirby Urban Center
  • Corridors and beautification

PEDC is a non-profit Type B Corporation under the Texas Development Corporation Act and is primarily funded by a half-cent sales tax in the City of Pearland. The seven-member Board of Directors is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Pearland City Council for two-year terms.

For more information on PEDC, visit pearlandedc.com.