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STAFF

The Amarillo EDC is made up of a talented group of staff members and
generous board members. Get to know some of Amarillo’s greatest
advocates.

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Kevin Carter, EDFP
President & CEO

kevin@amarilloedc.com
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Doug Nelson, EDFP
Senior Vice President of Financial Services

doug@amarilloedc.com
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Reagan Hales
Vice President, Business Development

reagan@amarilloedc.com
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Michael Kitten, CPM
Vice President, Business Retention & Expansion

michael@amarilloedc.com
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Andy Arias
Loan Officer, Financial Services

andy@amarilloedc.com
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Sabrina Meck Perez
Director of Workforce Attraction & Retention

sabrina@amarilloedc.com
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Savannah Tarbet
Director of Marketing & Communications

savannah@amarilloedc.com
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Chris Lyles
Office Administrator

chris@amarilloedc.com

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Laura Street
Laura Street
Chairwoman of the Board

Laura is an expert in executive administration, strategic planning, development and healthcare.

She has worked with the WTAMU Foundation, Amarillo Opera, Amarillo Symphony, Amarillo Area Foundation, and the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts.

Laura has received countless awards for her volunteer and philanthropic work in Amarillo and has led campaigns for over 15 organizations.

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Lloyd Brown
Vice-Chairman

Lloyd Brown is the CEO of Integrated Advantage Group and co-founder of Smart Chemical Services, a leading chemical provider headquartered in Amarillo, Texas. Lloyd boasts nearly 30 years in the chemical, oil, and gas production industries. 

Lloyd received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Petroleum and Land Management from Texas Tech University's Rawls College of Business. His background also includes two years in the construction industry and nine years in oil and gas risk management.

Lloyd has been a member of Vistage Worldwide, Inc. -- a peer-to-peer coaching and leadership organization for CEOs, executives, and business owners -- for five years. Every year, he meets with business professionals to provide coaching on other strategic sales management, marketing, and more.

He and his wife, Lora, have one daughter, Bailey.

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Brian Bruckner
Director

Brian Bruckner is President of Bruckner Truck Sales, Inc., a position he has held since 2007.

What began as Bruckner's Garage in 1932 has transformed into Bruckner Truck Sales, a franchised heavy duty truck dealer for Mack Trucks and Volvo Truck with 23 locations over a six-state area. It is still family-owned and operated to this day.

Brian is a native of Amarillo. He graduated from Tascosa High School and Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. He is married to Carol and they have three children.

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Brian Heinrich
Director

Brian Heinrich is a board-certified personal injury attorney at Templeton Smithee Hayes Heinrich & Russell LLP in Amarillo. He has practiced trial law since 1991.

Brian graduated summa cum laude from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science and Texas Tech University, School of Law, magna cum laude.

Brian is heavily involved in the law community, having served as the president of the Amarillo Bar Association and Panhandle Trial Lawyers Association, in addition to many others.

He and his wife, Susie, have three children.

Scott Bentley
Scott Bentley
Director

Scott is the Amarillo market President and serves on the Board of Directors of First United Bank.

A native of Perryton, Scott has been in the banking business in Amarillo since 1985 after he earned his BBA in finance from North Texas State University. 

His wife Kim is an elementary school principal in Amarillo.  Together they have two children. 

Scott is very active in the community having served on numerous civic boards including Golden Spread Council of Boy Scouts, Amarillo/Canyon United Way, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Community Advisory Board, and the Amarillo Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone.

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