Dave Quinn, CEcD
Dave Quinn, CEcD is a seasoned Certified Economic Development Professional, member of DayOne Experts and founder of The Solutionist: An Economic Development Mastermind. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station, TX and a proud member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 1997.
Dave served as Vice President of the Frisco Economic Development Corporation in Frisco, TX from 2014-2018 where he helped lead a team of highly-skilled economic developers in one of the nation's fastest-growing cities, delivering 58 projects totaling 21 million square feet of potential development, 43,000 potential jobs and capital investment of over $3 Billion since 2015.
Previously Dave held the position of Executive Director of Bastrop Economic Development Corp. working closely with Opportunity Austin, the regional economic development initiative of the Austin Chamber, helping drive financial investment and revitalization in historic Bastrop, Texas. Including the out-of-state expansion of JAMCo, a Georgia-based company, who furnishes and installs exterior envelopes for high-rise buildings.
Dave's career in economic development began as Executive Director of Levelland EDC in 2004. During his tenure as Levelland EDC’s Executive Director, Dave facilitated a number of economic development projects including the $64 mil Levelland/Hockley County Ethanol plant and an $8.6 mil Levelland Industrial Rail Park.
During his career Dave served as Chairman of Team Texas, a 25 year-old dynamic statewide economic development marketing association promoting job creation and capital investment in over 100 Texas cities, as a board member of Texas Economic Development Council, two terms as the Chairman of the High Ground of Texas, a regional economic development marketing coalition covering 60+ counties in West Texas and was one of the founding board members of the High Ground’s Education Foundation.
Known as a difference maker, Dave is an established trust agent in his community and among his peers. He is a highly sought-after speaker and panelist at industry conferences on rural development, leadership, economic development, marketing, and social media topics.
Shannon has more than 20 years experience working with municipalities, nonprofit agencies and corporate marketing departments. She has marketed programs and products to a variety of audiences across the U.S. She has created and managed festivals and events that have received critical acclaim, being named as a top entertainment pick by D Magazine, Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram.
A graduate of Southern Methodist University, Shannon serves on the North Texas Performing Arts Academy Board and is an active member of the Texas Economic Development Council and the Allen/Fairview Chamber of Commerce. She has a 16 year old son, Dalton, who keeps her busy outside of work.