Decatur Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) Staff
Board of Directors
Jason Wren, President
Jason Wren joined the Decatur Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors in 2012 and currently serves as President. He also served on the Decatur City Council, is a member and elder at CrossRoads Church, and serves as president of the board of directors for Acts 4 Others, a local, faith-based nonprofit organization. Wren previously served on the Decatur Education Foundation Board of Directors, the Wise Regional Health Foundation Board of Directors, and as president of the Decatur Lions Club. He has served as general counsel for both Wise Regional Health System and Wise County Regional Health System and is currently the CEO of Wise Health Systems.
Jay Davidson, Vice President
Jay Davidson joined the Decatur Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors in 2010 and is the current vice president. He has also served on the Decatur City Council for more than six years, chairman of the Civic Center Advisory Board, and chairman of the Board of Directors for the Texoma Area Paratransit System (TAPS.) Davidson is owner and president of oil and gas consulting firm JMD Consulting.
Martin Woodruff, Secretary / Treasurer
Martin Woodruff joined the Decatur Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors in 2001 and currently serves as secretary/treasurer. He has also served on the Decatur City Council since 2005 and is the current Mayor of Decatur. He is a 30-plus-year member and past president of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce.
Cary Bohn, Board Member
Cary Bohn joined the Decatur Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors in 2016. He also served on the Decatur City Council since 2012 and is the current Mayor Pro Tem. He is a member of the Decatur Rotary Club and member of the Decatur United Methodist Church. Bohn previously served as President of the Decatur Rotary Club, Assistant Governor of Rotary District 5790 and Chairman of the Decatur Relay for Life. He is Agent/Owner of the Cary Bohn State Farm Agency here in Decatur and is both a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU).
Susan Cocanougher joined the Decatur Economic Development Corporation board in 2016 and is currently serving her second term on the Decatur City Council. She previously served on the Decatur Zoning Board of Adjustment and is also serving on the board of the Music and Arts Foundation of Wise County.
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The Decatur City Council Monday gave its approval to the city’s Economic Development Corp.’s plan to purchase 162 acres of land southeast of Decatur for development of a business park. Read on...
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