Temple: Local man appointed to state board


TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) The President and CEO of Temple Economic Development Corporation has been appointed by the governor to the Texas Economic Incentive Oversight Board.

Gov. Greg Abbott named Adrian Cannady to the Economic Incentive Oversight Board for an undefined term, a news release from Abbott’s office said.

“The board examines the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and funds administered by the Office of the Governor, Comptroller, or Department of Agriculture that award state monetary or tax incentives to business entities and other persons,” the release said.

Cannady is a member and director of the Texas Economic Development Council, THE International Economic Development Council and is a member and former chairman of Team Texas.

He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Army.

Cannady earned a bachelor of science in mathematical sciences and a master of science in economic development and entrepreneurship from the University of Houston-Victoria and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute.