The Round Rock Chamber announced July 29 that Jordan Robinson will become the new vice president of economic development.

Robinson, who currently serves as the senior director of regional economic development for the Greater Houston Partnership, will fill a role left vacant by Ben White in October 2018.

"I look forward to joining the Round Rock Chamber, along with its many civic and business leaders, to further market the region and diversify the economic base of this thriving community," Robinson said in a chamber news release.

In her role with the Greater Houston Partnership, Robinson oversaw projects representing more than 11,000 jobs and $8.2 billion, according to the release.

“Jordan is highly qualified and will be a great asset to Round Rock,” chamber board Chair Scott Swindell said. “Our community is highly collaborative in our approach to creating our own future. She’s a proven collaborator and will be able to bring parties to the table to find solutions that drive us forward together.”

Robinson's prior work in economic development includes serving as the strategic business development manager for the Office of Governor Abbott and in public relations and marketing for New York-based Development Counsellors International.

“Jordan has a deep background in leading economic development and brings extensive contacts at both the state and national levels to our organization,” said Ryan Therrell, the chamber’s Momentum chair. “She will provide the strategic leadership our economic development program needs.”

As the vice president of economic development for the Round Rock Chamber, Robinson will work to attract new businesses and foster the expansion of existing businesses in the city.

“Jordan is a seasoned professional in leading economic development, but she is also clearly a person of vision. That’s what impressed me most about her," said Jason Ball, the chamber’s president and CEO. “We could not be more pleased to welcome her to Round Rock.”