Board of Directors & Staff Members

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Office phone: 903.464.0883
Office address:  311 W. Woodard St., Denison, TX 75020

Tony Kaai, CEcD
President

Tony KaaiAbout Tony

Tony has been in the economic development business for over 35 years.  He attained “Certified Economic Developer” status in 1993. He spent 15 years in Oklahoma and the last 20 in Denison, TX.  During his tenure in Oklahoma, he served as the President of the Oklahoma Economic Development Council.  In 1994 he was recognized as the “Professional of the Year” by the OEDC.   In Texas he has served on Board of Director of the Texas Economic Development Council.  Denison Development Alliance was awarded “Community of the Year” in 2005 and 4 other awards over his tenure for outstanding programs by the TEDC.

Tony has extensive experience in assisting/recruiting back office, manufacturing, retail, and entertainment businesses.

Email tkaai@denisontx.org
Office: 903.464.0883     Cell: 903.821.8088

William Myers, CEcD
Vice President of Business Development

William MyersAbout William

William joined the Denison Development Alliance and Denison Industrial Foundation in December 2013. He helped create Tax-Increment Reinvestment Zone #3 for Downtown Denison; was instrumental in the formation of the Texoma Craft Beverage Alliance for Grayson College; initiated the effort to recruit a developer for a pending, 7-story, Denison Hotel loft redevelopment downtown; and manages the façade incentive grant program. William also serves on the Board of Directors of the Texoma Health Foundation, where he is a past Chairman.

Prior to working with DDA, William served as Executive Director for Bridgeport, TX EDC (2005-2013) where he helped create two Tax-Increment Reinvestment Zones; and formed the Bridgeport Main Street program. William served on the Weatherford College Wise County Task Force and the Site Selection Committee while preparing for a Branch Campus Maintenance Tax Election to fund a new, 50-acre campus and 90,000 sf facility. He helped form Endeavor Bridgeport, a 1,125-acre industrial and recreational Public/Private Partnership, which received a Texas Economic Development Council 2011 Community Economic Development Award.

A graduate from Texas Tech University (‘97 BBA – finance/real estate); William worked as a Realtor and obtained his Texas Real Estate Broker’s license in 1999. He was marketing director for a manufacturing firm from 2003-2005. In 2007 he graduated from Economic Development Institute and is serving his third term on the Texas Economic Development Council Board of Directors. In 2018 he earned the Certified Economic Developer designation.

William and his wife Kelly, a teacher, have two children: McKenna and Will.

Email wmyers@denisontx.org
Office: 903.464.0883     Cell: 903.821.8028

Farrah Red Eagle
Vice President of Operations

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Farrah Red Eagle is the Vice President of Operations for Denison Development Alliance. Farrah’s prior experience includes various segments of the financial industry including accounting, sales, development, budget analysis and upper management.

Farrah is a graduate from Wagoner High School in Oklahoma. Farrah holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Farrah has also completed her Master of Science in Professional Accounting from Colorado State University Global.

Farrah and her husband moved to Denison in January 2021. The community and lifestyle of Denison attracted Farrah and her husband to the area, and they decided to make Denison their home.

Email fredeagle@denisontx.org
Office: 903.464.0883

Board of Directors Overview

The Denison Development Alliance (DDA) is a public non-profit entity organized and empowered by the City to develop and implement a comprehensive economic development program. Through an alliance with the Denison Development Foundation, the Denison Chamber of Commerce and the City, a very strong pro-business climate has been established and maintained for several years.

Board of Directors

Brett Evans, Chairman

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Teresa Adams

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Tom Akins

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Jared Johnson

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Mark Kuneman

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Meetings

Third (3rd) Thursday of each month

Denison Development Alliance Conference Room
311 W Woodard Street
Denison, TX, 75020

If you would like receive the DDA Board packets prior to the meeting, contact the DDA office at (903) 464-0883.

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend these meetings and who may need assistance are requested to contact the office of the DDA VP of Operations two working days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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