Call Us Today! 972.224.3565 304 N. Hampton Road, DeSoto, TX 75115
Location: DeSoto Civic Center
Bluebonnet Rooms - 211 E. Pleasant Run Rd
DeSoto, TX 75115
Thursday, June 28th // 11:30am - 1:00pm
Presenting Sponsor: Bank of DeSoto
Special Keynote Speaker: Joe Newman, CEO of the DeSoto Economic Development Corporation
11:30 - Networking / Lunch Served
Noon - Welcome / Invocation / Announcements
12:15 - Speaker Presentation
12:50 - Door Prizes / Closing Remarks
DeSoto Economic Development will present information on current and coming projects in DeSoto. Featuring Joe Newman, CEO of the DeSoto EDC. Presenting Sponsor: Bank of DeSoto
VIP Sponsor Table: $295 - Reserved Table for 6 with Premium location; logo on Chamber's online Calendar of Event listing; listed in program; acknowledged from podium.
Basic Reserved Table: $195 - Reserved Table for 6.
Members (pre-registered) $20
Non-Member / Non-registered Member $25
To register please call the DeSoto Chamber at 972.224.3565 or Register Online Here.
Newman’s past career stops include the Houston Division of the Capital Certified Development Corporation, the State's largest SBA-504 lender. For six years, he was President/CEO of (and a Registered Lobbyist with) the Texas Economic Development Council (the nation's largest statewide association of economic developers).
Newman worked in the Local Government Division of the State Comptroller’s Office where he oversaw implementation of the special sales tax dedicated to Economic Development. He assisted hundreds of cities in passing the new funding source. Early in his career, he served as Executive Director of the Ennis & Palestine Chambers of Commerce for a total of 10 years where he created numerous tourism-related programs/events.
Newman is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma. He taught ED Courses at Texas A&M and wrote numerous articles on economic development.
Joe Newman enjoys playing guitar/piano/banjo/mandolin, scuba diving, skydiving and golf. An avid photographer, motorcyclist and Rotarian, Joe recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of his 39th birthday! He is a native Texan with 3 grown children, 8 perfect grandchildren and 2 imperfect Boxer pups, declaring, “I aspire to be the kind of man my dogs think I am!”
Joe Newman was hired as CEO of the DeSoto Economic Development Corporation in Feb. Prior to that, he was with the Greater Elgin Area EDC from 2011 to 2016 and the Greater Bastrop EDC from 1999 to 2011.
Newman's past career stops include the Houston Division of the Capital Certified Development Corporation, the State's largest SBA-504 lender. For six years, he was President/CEO of (and a Registered Lobbyist with) the Texas Economic Development Council (the nation's largest statewide association of economic developers)