Staff Profiles Report Bill Sproull President/CEO Bill Sproull 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. John Jacobs Executive Vice President John Jacobs is executive 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. 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. Lawrence P. Howorth Director of the Mayor's Office of International Business, REDP; and Vice President, International Business Development, Richardson Chamber of Commerce Lawrence works with the City of Richardson and the Richardson Chamber of Commerce recruiting international businesses and investment into the City of Richardson and supporting local Richardson businesses interested in expanding their business into international markets. Lawrence joined us in 2019 and has over 40 years of executive management and business advisory experience in multiple global markets and industry sectors. Beth Kolman Director of Economic Development Beth Kolman is the Director of Economic Development where she supports several REDP projects and initiatives, particularly in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship. She also assists the Director of the Mayor's Office of International Business with delegation visits and REDP's FDI and Soft Landing programs. Shannon Skripka Events Manager Shannon helps organize, market and execute economic development-related Chamber events and handles special projects for the Richardson Economic Development Partnership.