Governor’s rep to speak at luncheon

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Aaron S. Demerson

Aaron S. Demerson

Aaron S. Demerson, Executive Director, Office of the Governor – Economic Development and Tourism has agreed to speak at the next South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Public Affairs Luncheon. The luncheon will be held on Tuesday, April 16, at Isla Grand Beach Resort. A made-to-order pasta bar and buffet will open at 11:45 a.m.

Demerson leads a team that markets the State of Texas as a premier destination for both business and travel.

Demerson previously served as the division’s director of Texas Business Development and in that capacity oversaw the Texas-NAFTA office in Mexico City, domestic expansion and recruitment, research, and international business recruitment. He also previously served as director of administration, overseeing such functions as human resources, contract management, and accounting/budget for the former Texas Department of Economic Development before the agency was merged into the Governor’s office. Demerson also previously managed the state’s prepaid college tuition program, formerly known as the Texas Tomorrow Fund, in the Texas Comptroller’s Office. He also was a commercial finance analyst and loan administration officer with the former Texas Bank in San Antonio.

Demerson received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from Texas A&M University – Kingsville, and a general banking diploma from the American Institute of Banking. He is a 1992 graduate of Leadership Austin.

The April luncheon is sponsored by the South Padre Island Economic Development Corp.

Read this story in the Feb. 28 edition of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.

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