The Buda Economic Development Corporation named Jennifer Storm as its new executive director Oct. 28. Storm previously served as chair of the EDC board of directors and will assume her new role in January 2023.

“We are ecstatic that Jennifer has decided to serve the organization as a versatile leader,” Council Member Evan Ture said in a statement. “Not only does she bring a litany of pertinent talents and experience to the executive director position, but she is also already familiar with the interworking of the BEDC and business relationships in Buda, so she will hit the ground running.”

Storm will be responsible for day-to-day operations, building strategic relationships, managing incentive programs and more. Since 2008, she has worked to support associations, such as the Texas Retailers Association, the Texas Federation of Drug Stores, the Texas Association of Regional Councils and the South Texas Chapter of the Associated General Contractors in roles from association manager to executive director and more.

Storm also serves on the board of directors for the Hays CISD Education Foundation and the Baylor Scott and White Buda Advisory Board.

“I am excited to continue my service to the Buda community and looking forward to working in my new capacity as the executive director of the Buda EDC,” Storm said in a statement. “It is my goal to maintain the positive momentum we’ve built at the Buda EDC and to continue supporting new and existing businesses."