TEDC Staff

Carlton Schwab
President/CEO
carlton@texasedc.org 

 
Carlton Schwab has been President/CEO of the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) since February 1st, 1999. During that time, the 850-member TEDC has developed into a recognized leader in the professional development of its members and a powerful voice for economic development policy in the state of Texas.
 
Prior to his tenure at the TEDC, Mr. Schwab was Director of Development at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin (1996-1999). From 1989 to 1996, Schwab was a Director with Deloitte Touche offices in Austin and Chicago, specializing in corporate site location analysis and economic development strategic planning. Mr. Schwab has also spent time working in economic development at the local level, having served as Vice President of the Lubbock Board of City Development from 1986 to 1989. He began his career in Austin in legislative analyst positions at the Texas State Treasury, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and the Texas Senate.
 
Mr. Schwab holds a Master's degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin (1983), and a Bachelor's degree from Austin College in Sherman, Texas (1981).
 

Amy Swank
Director of Operations
amy@texasedc.org

 
Amy joined the staff of the Texas Economic Development Council in October 2006.  Her responsibilities include member services, event planning and operations for the TEDC conferences and educational offerings, finance and accounting, awards programs, website administration, social media, general operations and support for Team Texas, TEDC’s internal committees and the board of directors.
 
Prior to taking the position of Director of Operations for the TEDC, Amy worked for the Round Rock Economic Development Partnership for 2 ½ years.  She completed her Certificate of Continuing Education at University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute in 2007.  Amy’s career includes over 25 years of business experience, including seven years as a legal assistant and five years in banking and community relations.  Amy earned her Associates in Business Degree in 1985.
 
Amy was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to Austin, Texas in 2000.
 
Crystal Chism Fulbright
Executive Assistant
 
 

Crystal joined the Texas Economic Development Council as the Executive Assistant in July 2007. Prior to joining the team at the TEDC, Cdrystal worked as a personal assisant.  Her career includes 13 years of administrative support including three years as a Research Assistant for International Data Search and two years as a Loan Officer Assistant for Chase Home Finance.

Crystal is a native of Austin, Texas.

 

 

 

 

Kelly Brewer
Administative Assistant
kelly@texasedc.org

 

Kelly joined the team at the Texas Economic Development Council in April 2010 as a part time Administrative Assistant. She became full-time in January 2014, after completing her Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in English Literature at St. Edward’s University.

Prior to joining TEDC full-time, Kelly also worked in the Freshman Studies Department at St. Edward’s University as a writing intern and tutor to incoming freshman.

Kelly was born and raised in Austin, Texas.

Cooper Swank
Chief of Security
cooper@texasedc.org

 

Cooper Swank was promoted to Chief of Security in 2012.  Cooper is a 4-year old Maltese rescued by Amy in 2011.

When on duty you will find Cooper at his post in Amy's office...often in her chair.  Cooper attends staff meetings whenever possible and will provide a briefing on all security matters  Although Cooper may not admit it, he does prefer the UPS delivery personnel over the FedEx delivery personnel.

Since we know little of Cooper's life prior to 2011, we do not have knowledge of all of his education and experience in the security field.  However, what he lacks in formal training, he makes up for in being loyal and "cute as a button".

Cooper would like you all to know that he is very happy to be a part of the TEDC staff and loves coming to work at the office.  He is also proud to be an advocate for canine relations in the work place.