Ron Patterson named Frisco Economic Development Corp. president


The Frisco Economic Development Corp. has officially named Ron Patterson as the new president.

Patterson has served as an assistant city manager for the city of Frisco. He took on the role of FEDC interim president after former President Jim Gandy retired in November.

In late February, Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney told Community Impact Newspaper that Patterson was expected to fill the role of the president.

“I’m excited to serve our [Frisco] citizens in a new way,” Patterson said in a news release. “It’s a great privilege and I’m very humbled to have this opportunity. Consistent vision and reliable leadership from our city councils, past and present, as well as our city manager, George Purefoy, are cornerstones for our success.”

Patterson is leaving his position as assistant city manager to take over as FEDC president, Cheney said in a previous story. In the April 17 Frisco City Council meeting agenda, Frisco Manager of Intergovernmental Relations Ben Brezina was referred to as the interim assistant city manager.

In his time as assistant city manager, Patterson led the implementation of several public-private development partnerships in the city, including the Ford Center at The Star and the National Soccer Hall of Fame at Toyota Stadium.

As FEDC president, Patterson will work to help secure more economic development projects and promote the city. This includes branding the portion of the Dallas North Tollway in Frisco as the North Platinum Corridor, according to a news release.

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Lindsey Juarez
Lindsey has been involved in newspapers in some form since high school. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2014 with a degree in Journalism. While attending UTA, she worked for The Shorthorn, the university's award-winning student newspaper. She was hired as Community Impact Newspaper's first Frisco reporter in 2014. Less than a year later, she took over as the editor of the Frisco edition. Since then, she has covered a variety of topics and issues important to the community, including the city's affordable housing shortage, the state's controversial A-F school accountability system and the city's "Bury the Lines" efforts.
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