Gil P. Staley

2016 Tall Timbers District "Good Scout Recipient"

Gil Staley has been with The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership for over ten years and serves as Chief Executive Officer. In this position, he is responsible for recruiting new businesses to the South Montgomery County area as well as directing the business retention and expansion program. Gil also oversees the operational aspects of the EDP while maintaining the financial integrity of the organization.

Prior to joining the EDP, he was the District Sales Manager in Houston for Delta Air Lines. In this role, he was responsible for marketing, corporate sales and community affairs for Central & South Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Gil was with Delta for over 26 years.

Gil is a 2009 Center for Houston's Future Business/Civic Leadership Forum graduate, as well as a 2006 Leadership Montgomery County graduate. He serves on the board of directors for The Woodlands Road Utility District, as well as numerous community boards including The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery County Food Bank, the Small Business Development Center, the Gulf Coast Economic Development District and the Gulf Coast Workforce Board. Gil is a member of Opportunity Houston, TexasOne, Texas Economic Development Council, the International Economic Development Council and Commercial Real Estate Association of Montgomery County. In 2013 Gil was recognized as a Hometown Hero by Interfaith of The Woodlands.

Gil is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with a B.B.A. degree in Business Management.

Gil and his wife, Debra, live in The Woodlands. He and Debra are proud parents to 21 year old twin boys, Johnathan and Joseph who are attending The University of Oklahoma.

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