Staff Profiles

EDP Professional Staff Profiles


Bill is President/CEO of the Richardson Economic Development Partnership and provides administrative oversight of all programs and activities. He joined the REDP staff in October 2004.
Previously, Bill was vice president of economic development for the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce, a 4,000 member organization; served as president and CEO of McKinney (Texas) Economic Development for over three years; spent almost 10 years with the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri, where he was VP and director of business development; and more than four years with the Kansas City Corporation for Industrial Development Corporation.
In 2008, Bill was named to the Executive Board of Directors of the International Economic Development Council. He also serves on the Texas Economic Development Council, The University of Texas at Dallas Development Board and the North Texas Commission.  He was appointed by Governor Perry in 2005, to the 17-member Texas Emerging Technology Fund advisory board and was appointed Chairman of that advisory board in 2010.
Bill holds a B.A. in economics and political science from Baylor University.


John is senior vice president of Economic Development for the REDP, where he directs the day-to-day activities of marketing the city of Richardson and its Telecom Corridor® area.  For 17 years, John has focused his efforts on recruitment of businesses to the city, working with local real estate brokers and assisting local companies with expansion issues and needs. 
John formerly served as vice president for a major national commercial real estate development company and has served as chair of the Dallas Area Economic Development Association, as well as president of the Dallas/Ft. Worth chapter of NACORE, a CoreNet Global predecessor.
Currently, he is a member of the Texas Economic Development Council and CoreNet Global. In 2008, he chaired the DFW Marketing Team, a regional economic development effort of 40+ North Texas communities, and was on the Board of North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (NTCAR).  
John holds a degree in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin and a master' of Corporate Real Estate designation from CoreNet Global.


Sue is director in Economic Development division. Her expertise encompasses corporate expansions and relocations, retail development, semiconductor and life science projects.  Sue came to Richardson in 2003 with 17 years of previous economic development experience at Temple (TX) Economic Development Corporation, Angelou Economics, a leading economic development consulting firm in Austin, TX, and at the Greater Austin (TX) Chamber of Commerce. 

She is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the trade association of the shopping center industry.  After more than 10 years of various state and regional division volunteer positions, she was named to a 3 year term as public sector chair for ICSC’s Alliance Program, which fosters public/private partnerships in retail development and also serves on the 2014 planning committee for ICSC's annual RECon conference in Las Vegas.
Sue majored in communications at Abilene Christian University and at the University of Texas at Austin. She owned and operated a small business for more than 20 years, and is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma which is accredited by the IEDC.

Robert 'Chip" is a native of Dallas, obtaining his BBA from The University of Texas at Austin and his MBA in International Business from Le Tourneau University.  He spent 20 years in the high tech industry beginning with Dell Computer where he was one of the “Dell Pioneers” and completing his career at Pervasive Software where he ran the global business development group for their database and data integration division.  Upon his retirement from high tech, Chip moved into education, first with a corporate training company where he was VP of Sales, then to his current role as the program administrator for the International Business and Trade school at Richland College. 
As a Richland College "loaned executive" to REDP, Chip works to facilitate business retention calls and visits to local Richardson business to learn more about their business and make them aware of the REDP services and Richland College.  Recently he has been working on international efforts to be launched by the REDP in 2011.


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