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PEDC Announces Election of Officers

For Immediate Release
January 4, 2022

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 2022 Board of Directors.  At its December 9th board meeting, the Board elected Mona Chavarria as Chair, Chad Thumann as Vice Chair, and John Lyle as Secretary. The elected officers will assume their duties at the January 20th board meeting.

Mona Chavarria joined the PEDC board in 2014. She is the president/owner of A&A Cleaning Services in Pearland. A member of the Pearland Rotary Club, she also serves as its treasurer. Other board service includes the Pearland ISD Education Foundation, the Silverlake Lions Club and the City of Houston Mayor’s Literacy Task Force. She also served as past chair and treasurer/secretary of the Pearland Chamber of Commerce, as well as president, vice president and treasurer for the Adult Education Center.

Chad Thumann joined the PEDC board in 2018. He is currently the President of Sideline Investments, LLC. A member of the Pearland Lions Club, he previously served as its vice-president. He is also a board member for the Forgotten Angels Foundation and a committee member for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Pearland 100 Club. He previously served as a commissioner for Brazoria County Emergency Services District No. 4 and a member of the Bond Oversight committee for Pearland ISD.

John Lyle joined the PEDC board in 2018. He currently serves as Senior Vice President of Healthcare Service Lines for Kelsey Seybold Clinic. John has previously served as chair of the Pearland Chamber of Commerce; he is also a board member for the Shadow Creek Ranch Commercial Property Association.

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.









From left to right: Mona Chavarria, Chad Thumann, John Lyle