NEWS FROM: Forney
POSTED: Thursday 9, September, 2010
MEDIA RELEASE – September 9, 2010
Forney Economic Development Corporation
Contact: Kim Buttram, Executive Director
PO Box 2196 Forney, TX 75126
The City of Forney Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors has selected Mrs. Kim Buttram as the Executive Director for the Type B corporation, established in 1994. Mrs. Buttram is a native Texan, graduate of Texas A & M University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing, and a 2009 graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute. Her professional background includes over twenty years experience in marketing and promotion, publishing, real-estate, banking and community leadership. She and her husband, John, have raised four children in Forney, which they have called home since 1996. She has been employed by the Forney EDC since 2007, and served as both Executive Assistant and Economic Development Coordinator prior to her appointment to the Executive Director position.
Forney, Texas is one of the fastest growing cities in the DFW metroplex, in the 23rd fastest growing county in the nation - Kaufman.
"I am excited to be a part of the progress and vision shared by community leaders and residents of Forney. Our area is full of promise and opportunity. I look forward to working with developers, business owners, and our citizens to bolster and advance the economy of this evolving regional center," states Mrs. Buttram. She is a member of the Texas Economic Development Council, International Economic Development Council, Dallas Regional Chamber Marketing Team, International Council of Shopping Centers, Kaufman County Leadership Council, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Forney Education Leadership Foundation.