Board of Directors & Staff Members

Meet the Team

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

Tony Kaai, CEcD
President

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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


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

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.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes