Texas Business Leadership Council Elects Jodie L. Jiles as Chairman

Texas Business Leadership Council Elects Jodie L. Jiles as Chairman

Houston-based Real Estate Executive Emphasizes Council’s Role in Shaping Public Policy, Growing Economy


AUSTIN, TX—The Texas Business Leadership Council (TBLC) has elected Jodie L. Jiles of Houston as its Chairman effective Jan. 01, 2013.  A former Chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership, Jiles is Director of Business Development at Transwestern, a privately owned real estate firm headquartered in Houston. Jiles has been a member of the TBLC since it was created in 1994 and previously served as Vice Chairman of Texas’ only statewide CEO-based public policy research organization.  Jiles replaces Woody L. Hunt of El Paso who served as Chairman from 2009-2012.

“Now more than ever, the business community must be encouraged to weigh-in on issues critical to the economic vitality of our state including all that goes into developing a skilled workforce” said Jiles. “The TBLC and its members representing businesses and industries all across our state is in a perfect position to make that commitment and has the responsibility to do so for the benefit of our business climate.”

The TBLC will be active in 2013 with policy events focusing on education, healthcare and immigration. This influential group leverages independent research and innovative partnerships to provide comprehensive policy solutions and recommendations for the state’s elected leadership.

In addition to Jiles being elected Chairman, Charlie Amato, Chairman of SWBC in San Antonio, Gay Gaddis, President & CEO of T3 (The Think Tank) in Austin and James Huffines, President of PlainsCapital in Dallas, have been elected to serve as Vice Chairmen. Attorney Colleen McHugh from Corpus Christi remains in her position as Treasurer on the Executive Committee.

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 The Texas Business Leadership Council was created in 1994 as a non-partisan 501(c)(6) nonprofit corporation that provides public policy research and recommendations to our state’s elected leadership. Visit us online at www.txblc.org. Join us on Facebook.com/TXBLC and follow us on Twitter @TX_BLC.