Carlton Tidwell – Terrell, Texas

The Terrell Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) has appointed Carlton Tidwell president. He replaced former President Ray Dunlap following his retirement effective Jan. 12, 2024. As president, Tidwell will support the city of Terrell by promoting economic growth, fostering business development and enhancing the vitality and strength of the community at large. 

“The Terrell Economic Development Corporation is confident that Carlton Tidwell’s leadership will propel the organization to new heights, driving economic growth and enhancing the quality of life in Terrell,” TEDC Board Chairman Bruce Wood said. “His appointment marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the TEDC and the community it serves.” 

Tidwell has been a part of the Terrell community for 14 years, originally joining the Terrell Chamber of Commerce (TCOC) as vice president. He rose to president and chief executive officer (CEO) in 2016. Since arriving in Terrell, Tidwell has proven to be a driving force for the city’s economic development, innovation and business strategy. 

Tidwell graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Abilene Christian University. He has also graduated from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute of Management Since then, he has spent two decades honing his business and leadership skills in the private sector and several prestigious economic development organizations. 

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