Wood County Economic Development Commission

ChrisFlournoyChris Flournoy is a Quitman representative on the WCIC Board of Directors.

JimBerryJim Berry is a Holly Lake Ranch representative on the WCIC Board of Directors.

TheresaMargosTheresa Margos is a Alba representative on the WCIC Board of Directors.

Ken Donahue is an Alba representative on the WCIC Board of Directors. Donahue attended West Texas State University, Texas Department of Public Safety (State Trooper), Texas D.P.S. Regional Pistol Team, Ochiltree County Sheriff’s Department (Chief Deputy), Ochiltree County Judge (Three Terms), Texas Chief Deputy Association (Member and President), Ochiltree/Hansford County Juvenile Board, Panhandle Telecommunications Systems Incorporated (Director), Panhandle Regional Planning Commission Criminal Justice Board (Director), Panhandle Transit Board (Director). Panhandle Alcoholic Recovery Center (Director), Texas Panhandle Mental Health –Mental Retardation Board (Director), Perryton-Spearman Big Brothers/Big Sisters (Director). Mr. Donahue’s Civic Organizations included: Perryton Ochiltree Chamber of Commerce (Director, and Transportation Task Force, Legislative Affairs, Frank Phillips College Higher Education Alliance Team, Waveland, MS Sister City Hurricane Katrina Relief Team, Oil Patch Golf Tournament, Perryton Pardners). He also was a Member and President of the Perryton Lions Club, Hansford Showtime Car Club (Member), Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas (District Deputy Grand Master), Ochiltree Masonic Lodge 910 (Master), Beehive Daycare Center (Director and President), The High Ground of Texas (Member), Perryton Rifle & Pistol Club (Member), First Baptist Church Alba (member), Lake Fork Area Chamber of Commerce (member), Perryton Economic Development Corporation (member). Mr. Donahue’s Awards include: Melvin Drum Award for outstanding Chief Deputy, State of Texas and Perryton-Ochiltree County Citizen of the Year.

NealDuncanNeal Duncan is a Mineola representative on the WCIC Board of Directors where he has served as Chairman of the Board and the chief executive officer of the Commission. Duncan has a background in education and school administration, natural gas system operation and inspection, and computer and Internet development. Mr. Duncan holds a BS in Education / minor in Spanish from N. AZ University, and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Multimedia Writing and Technical Communication from Arizona State Polytechnic. He is a member of Texas A&M Chapter and founder/charter member of the Northern Arizona Chapter of Delta Upsilon International Fraternity. He is owner of Duncan Multi-Media and co-owner of Main Street Web Promotions, LLC and co-owner of East Texas Reflections, LLC. In addition to the WCIC, Mr. Duncan serves on the Mineola Parks Board, teaches computer classes and volunteers at the Mineola Memorial Library. In the past, he has served as a volunteer for the Coconino County Sheriff's Search and Rescue technical rescue team member, board member and captain. He also served as a volunteer for Red Cross Search and Rescue unit in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.

Sue Hitzemann is a Winnsboro representative on the WCIC Board of Directors. Hitzemann is the owner of Sassafras Station, and served as Vice President and President of the Winnsboro Area Merchants Association (WAMA). Ms. Hitzemann is also the secretary and co-Founder of "The Legends of Crossroads” and managed Jan’s Antiques in Winnsboro from 2004 to 2012. She also managed various Hallmark Shops in the Dallas area from 1982 until 1989. Her background also includes extensive work in retail, as well as medical billing and medical insurance. Ms. Hitzemann holds an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Dan Kirk is a Hawkins representative and vice chair of the WCIC Board of Directors.  Mr. Kirk is retired from the education field as a teacher of mathematics at Hawkins High School and Jarvis Christian College (42+ years).  He has served on the Wood County Tax Appraisal District Review Board  and currently serves on the Hawkins Cemetery Association Board.  He is a member and past president of the Wood County Retired School Personnel Association and is a member and past president of  the Board of Deacons of First Baptist Church of Hawkins.  He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematic from TAMU with post graduate work at that university.

Richard Pearce is a Yantis representative on the WCIC Board of Directors.

Martha Scroggins is a Quitman representative on the WCIC Board of Directors. Ms. Scroggins is co-owner of S&A Sportswear (Quitman), a past Chairman of the Greater Area Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Lake Fork Area Chamber of Commerce, the Quitman Pilot Club (past President) and a member of the Lake Fork Sportsman’s Association. Her education is a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from North Texas State University, Denton, TX.  Ms. Scroggins is the spouse of board member Sam Scroggins.

Sam Scroggins is a Quitman representative on the WCIC Board of Directors. He is currently the Administrative Assistant of the Quitman First United Methodist Church and was formerly co- owner of S&A Sportswear in Quitman. Scroggins majored in Mathematics at the University of Texas at Arlington and completed the Managing Technology program conducted by the UT Austin Graduate Schools of Business and Engineering. Prior to moving to Wood County, he spent 30 years in various Information Systems assignments with Mobil Oil Corporation in the U.S. and Norway. He has served on the Boards of the Lake Fork Chamber of Commerce, Quitman Chamber of Commerce, Lake Fork Sportsman’s Association, and Forever Young Activity Center, and is currently acting in his 20th year as Tournament Director for the Texas State Bass Tournament. He is a member of the Quitman Rotary Club and is Rotary’s Assistant District Governor over the Clubs in Wood County and Big Sandy. He is also an Eagle Scout and Navy Veteran. Mr. Scroggins is the spouse of WCIC board member Martha Scroggins.

JR Simpson is a Yantis representative on the WCIC Board of Directors. Mr. Simpson is a licensed Texas Realtor with Century 21 Lake Country in Quitman where he has been the "Top Producer" in sales for 9 consecutive years. Mr. Simpson is also a Director for the Wish to Fish Foundation, taking terminally ill children and their families fishing on Lake Fork. Mr. Simpson has a background in transportation, logistics and has a vast knowledge of computers and computer technology. Mr. Simpson is also a former Lake Fork Guide and Touring Bass Pro. JR has been running the roads and waters of Wood County for almost 30 years and has a remarkable knowledge of the Wood County area.

Gary Edwards is a Holly Lake Ranch representative on the WCIC Board of Directors and was born in Toronto, Canada in 1940, moved with his family to the farm country of south western New York in 1948, where his father became pastor of a small church, graduated from high school in Corning, NY in 1958, entered the US Air Force, and once out of the military, he went to work for the Corning Leader (newspaper). In 1966 he joined United Press International in Buffalo,NY, moved to Rochester, Philadelphia and Dallas, during an almost 25 year career with the news company.
Spent his final years with UPI as a Division Photo Editor, in charge of the news picture production for the Southwest Division, that ran from Texas up to Wyoming and from New Mexico to Kansas and Missouri.
During his time in Dallas he was assigned to photograph events (such as)... 14 Superbowls, 8 Masters Golf Tournaments, winter and summer Olympics, etc.
He and his wife Debbie have lived in Holly Lake Ranch for approximately 22 years and during that time he got back into the news business, working for the Mineola Monitor for 16 years before retiring to play golf.

Ben Hudman is a Hawkins representative on the WCIC Board of Directors. Ben is no stranger to the Defense Industry and the Armed Services, having spent 30 years as a Reservist with the USAF Reserve and years in companies like L-3 Communications, Weatherford International and LeTourneau Technologies, which taught him the importance of team-work and accountability.  He is married to Denea Williams Hudman and they have two children, Dawson and Kathryn. Ben Hudman has more than 30 years of experience in the Aviation sector and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas at Tyler and an MBA from LeTourneau University. After 9/11, Ben Hudman was deployed overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and again in 2003 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Hudman holds the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. Before re-joining L-3 Communications in 2015 Ben Hudman worked for Weatherford International for as Quality Manager for the Artificial Lift Systems and Distribution Center in Longview, Texas.

Brad Floyd is a Quitman representative on the WCIC Board of Directors. Brad is 45 years old. Born and raised in Amarillo, Texas Worked in the insurance business for Nationwide Insurance and Geico Insurance for 12 years. Started my own small business Maverick Company in 2007 in Quitman, TX selling Food Service Equipment. Married to wife Christy since 2001. We have a son Brady born 2005 who is a 6th grader at Quitman Junior High.  We have a Beagle dog named “Ella”  I am the Vice President of the Quitman-Lake Fork Kiwanis Club We are members of First United Methodist Church Quitman. Where I am on the financial committee. I am on the board of the Quitman Chamber of Commerce. I enjoy traveling. I have been to all 30 major league baseball parks. My favorite sports team is the Dallas Cowboys. I enjoy coaching my son Brady’s basketball team.

AlleneDoggettAllene Doggett is a Mineola representative on the WCIC Board of Directors. Although recently retired and back in Mineola, Allene Doggett stays busy and has deep roots in this community. If she's not wrangling grandkids or selling fudge downtown at Beteween Friends; you can find her checking in guests at her 90 year old guest cottage, The Harris House. Allene is "Mom" to four doting children. She's also known as "Honey" to ten grandchildren; along with anyone who may catch a glimpse of her license plate:  "G-HONEY".  After 37 years with U.S. Postal Service, she happily retired, but has not slowed down. Of those years, 20 were spent as Mineola's Postmaster. Allene was voted Mineola Woman of  the Year in 1985. She was a member of the Rotary Club, Pilot Club and is also a long time Chamber of Commerce member. She's been involved in several civic communities and worked on many committees throughout the years. She was heavily involved in the 1996 success of Mineola being a stop along Amtrak!  While being an involved pillar of the community, devoted mother and building a successful career; Allene managed to acquire a BS degree in Business from Texas A&M, Commerce. She also has college credit from Eckard College, St. Petersburg, FL working toward a Masters degree in Marketing.  Her expertise with the Postal Service was spread over several states and involved many positions. Included, but not limited to:  Acting Marketing Manager for the Suncoast District, Tampa, FL. Administrative Manager for Midwest Area, St. Louis, MO. USPS Seven States Project Manager for Retail Pilot Program. Headquarters, Washington DC Southeast Area Customer in Memphis, TN. She was responsible for building new revenue, customer sales and deployment of the automated postal centers throughout the country.  Now, Allene has started a new chapter in her life and is eager as ever to make a difference in the community. After a day's work downtown, she tends to her properties, watches a game or two of her grandkids' and is still ready to pour you a glass of her famous sweet tea.

Lowe Ann Elliott is a Winnsboro representative on the WCIC Board of Directors.  She also has served on the board for Winnsboro's Main Street Program. Lowe Ann, along with her husband, Gerald, have owned Main Street Antiques and Collectibles since 2009.  Before coming north, she retired as a Benefits Specialist at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, TX.  She is also past owner of Nonnie's Treasures, a craft business that operated in the Houston area. Lowe Ann graduated from Atlanta (Texas) High School and later from Ayers School of Business in Shreveport as a Legal Secretary. She and her husband have lived in Winnsboro since 2004.  Prior to that they lived in Deer Park, Brownsville, Universal City, and Saint Jo (all in Texas).  They began their life together in Brazil where they lived for 9 years.  They have three adult children and four grandchildren.

Jason LaRue is a Winnsboro representative on the WCIC Board of Directors. Jason lives in Yantis, Texas and grew up in Sulphur Springs, Texas. He is CoOwner of J&J Meat Market LLC (currently 2 locations) and CoOwner of L&W Whitetails, LLC. He is Director on Board of Community Chronicle, has a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Range and Wildlife Management from Texas A&M University of Kingsville.

Gerald Elliott is a Winnsboro representative on the WCIC Board of Directors. Gerald is lives in Winnsboro and is the preaching minister of the Winnsboro Church of Christ.  Along with his wife, Lowe Ann, they own Main Street Antiques and Collectibles.  They have lived in Winnsboro since December, 2004.  

The Elliott’s were missionaries in Brazil before serving churches in Saint Jo, Universal City, Brownsville and Deer Park (all in Texas).  Gerald has directed a week of summer camp for young people since 1975.  

Gerald has served communities where he has lived as a member of Rotary.  In Deer Park he served as a member of the Local Emergency Planning Committee and the Community Advisory Council.  Gerald is also a board member of the Winnsboro Community Resource Center.  

Gerald and Lowe Ann have owned Main Street Antiques and Collectibles since 2010.  In addition to their own sales, the store has 20 other vendors with a wide variety of antiques and collectibles.

Marcella Cross is a Alba representative on the WCIC Board of Directors. Marcella was raised in Alba Texas, attended and graduated high school from Alba-Golden ISD.  She lived in Quitman Texas for 35 years before moving back to Alba in 2013.  She have one son and daughter that live in Quitman and one daughter that lives in Yantis.  She is very blessed to be MeMe to 2 grandsons and 2 granddaughters that I see and spoil as much as possible.  She is the Insurance Clerk at the Alba Golden Federal Credit Union and have been employed there for over 5 years, she also attends Spur On Cowboy Church.  She has many family and friends in this community and is very happy to live in the “Little City with a Big Heart”!

Miste Davis is an Alba representative on the WCIC Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Alba EDC. She enjoys serving my community in efforts to see prosperous growth. Originally from Rusk, Texas, Miste has lived in Alba for nine years, and enjoys "small town life." She is a graduate of LeTourneau University with a degree in Business Management. She has worked in the legal field for eleven years as a legal assistant, and is a former member of the Anderson County Legal Professionals. She is currently employed with Campbell  Law Firm, PC as a legal assistant/office manager. She is married with one son, Shawn, and has three step children (all grown). In her free time, you'll find her sitting in a gym somewhere cheering for her son playing basketball.

Joanne Wisdom is a Quitman representative on the WCIC Board of Directors. Dr Wisdom is a chiropractor and acupuncturist who owns and operates Quitman Chiropractic & Acupuncture and Quitman Therapy & Rehabilitation with her husband Dr John Wisdom who is also a chiropractor. She graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic and went on to specialize in acupuncture from the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture and rehabilitation through the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board. Before coming to Quitman in 2006, she practiced in Garland, TX for 9 years. She is active in the Quitman/Lake Fork Kiwanis Club where she has served as Lt Governor and President and currently serves as Secretary. She is also Chairperson of the Quitman Lake Country Charitable Foundation.