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Nov 22, 2021
The Victoria Economic Development Corporation is excited to be in the heart of downtown Victoria at O'Connor Plaza.
Aug 06, 2021

The Victoria County Navigation District and Zinc Resources, LLC unanimously approved an agreement for a 25-acre lease on the new rail loop at the Port 's Victoria North Industrial Site. 

Jul 29, 2021

Dallas, Texas — TNW Corporation (TNW), a privately held owner and operator of short line railroads and transportation logistics companies, has been selected by the Victoria County Navigation District (VCND) in Victoria, Texas to provide the Port of Victoria’s rail operations and co-develop a planned 3,000 acre multi-modal logistics facility.

VEDC Board of Directors


Nancy Garner, Chairman

In addition to being a licensed real estate broker since 1987 and a licensed salesperson since 1983, Nancy is also an accountant. She purchased the Woolson Real Estate Company in 1995 after managing the firm since 1982, and serves them as President and Broker.

Don Whitaker, Vice Chairman

Chief Financial Officer of Keating Auto Group, Don is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in finance. Prior to joining the KAG, he served as a consultant that assisted Houston in their bid for a National Football League team franchise known as the Texans.

Bobby Jacob, Secretary

Retired, former Senior Vice President of Frost Insurance specializing in commercial and business insurance for the last 25 years.  Previously in bank commercial lending for 20 years. Degreed in Finance from Texas A&M.  Prior Board Chairman of VEDC in 2000 and 2001.

Jon New, Treasurer

As President and Owner of New Distributing Company, Inc., Jon leads the successful three-generation family business of fuel and lubricant distribution that was established in 1959. 

Thomas A. Schmidt, Immediate Past Chairman

President and Senior Engineer of Urban Engineering. Tom is a graduate of Texas A&M University with Master of Engineering degree in Transportation Engineering and Pavement Design and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.


Jeff Bauknight
City of Victoria

William R. Blanchard
Victoria Sales Tax Development Corporation

John Clegg
Vice President & Sales Manager
Clegg Industries, Inc

Jesús A. Garza
City Manager
City of Victoria

Chance Glenn
Provost & Vice President
University of Houston - Victoria

Jennifer Kent
Victoria College

Bernard Leger
Chief Executive Officer
DeTar Healthcare System

Royce Moran
Regional President
Prosperity Bank


Kim Mosman
Executive Vice President 
Brannan Paving Co., Ltd.

Mike Olson
Chief Executive Officer
Citizens Medical Center

Vee Strauss
Manager, External Affairs
American Electric Power

Sean Stibich
Executive Director
Port of Victoria

Tommy Taylor
General Manager

Blaine Warzecha
General Manager
Victoria Electric Cooperative

Hon. Ben Zeller
County Judge
Victoria County