Submitted by the McKinney Chamber
The McKinney Chamber of Commerce features Aaron S. Demerson, Executive Director, Office of the Governor – Economic Development and Tourism, as keynote speaker at the Annual Business Meeting and Quarterly Luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 15. Attendees will also welcome 2013 board members. The event is sponsored by Baylor Medical Center at McKinney.
In his current position, Demerson leads a team that markets the State of Texas as a premier destination for both business and travel. In addition, he serves as a member on the Panama Canal Stakeholder Working Group (PCSWG), which was organized in response to the expansion of the Panama Canal and was charged with examining the potential impacts of the expansion on Texas ports and the landside transportation system.
Demerson previously served as the division’s director of Texas Business Development and in that capacity oversaw the Texas-NAFTA office in Mexico City, domestic expansion and recruitment, research, and international business recruitment. He also previously served as director of administration, overseeing such functions as human resources, contract management, and accounting/budget for the former Texas Department of Economic Development before the agency was merged into the Governor’s office. Demerson also previously managed the state’s prepaid college tuition program, formerly known as the Texas Tomorrow Fund, in the Texas Comptroller’s Office. He also was a commercial finance analyst and loan administration officer with the former Texas Bank in San Antonio.
Demerson received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from Texas A&M University–Kingsville, and a general banking diploma from the American Institute of Banking. He is a 1991-92 graduate of Leadership Austin.
The event will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Eldorado Country Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.