News Release: 2/21/2017

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February 21, 2017
PRESS RELEASE
For immediate release
February 21, 2017
Media contact: Robert Wood
512-637-7709
RWood@txbiz.org
 
 
Texas Association of Business Names New CEO
Jeff Moseley, native Texan, brings extraordinary experience to the role
 
 
Following an extensive search process, the Texas Association of Business (TAB) executive committee has appointed Jeff Moseley to lead the organization, which serves as the state chamber of commerce.  The TAB advocates for business and chambers of commerce across Texas.
 
“TAB is thrilled to welcome Jeff,” said Gary Gibson, TAB Chairman and CFO of Star Furniture Company. “His wide-ranging work in the private and public sectors, combined with his extensive network of Texas business leaders and legislators will be a great benefit to the businesses and chambers of commerce within Texas. Jeff’s resume includes successful stints as the state’s head of economic development under Governors George W. Bush and Rick Perry, and as the CEO of the Greater Houston Partnership, one of the largest chambers of commerce in Texas. He combines the perfect blend of advocacy skills and appreciation of the work of our Chamber members. I could not be happier with our selection.”
 
Moseley was most recently with Texas Central Partners, where he has served as State Vice President of Government Affairs. Texas Central Partners is a private company developing a new high-speed rail system between Dallas and Houston.
 
 “I’m very pleased to have this opportunity to lead TAB in building a stronger state economy by moving forward its mission and fighting for more and better jobs for all Texans,” Moseley said.
 
“We greatly appreciate Jeff’s contributions to the Texas Bullet Train as he has been instrumental in helping forge forward with elected officials, civic and business leaders, and individuals,” said Holly Reed, Managing Director, External Affairs with Texas Central Partners. “In every job Jeff has held, he has focused on job growth and economic development. As CEO of the Texas Association of Business, he will be leading the most influential and dominant voice for public policy issues affecting Texas business. We support him on this opportunity and look forward to continuing our relationship with him.”
 
Other roles in Moseley’s past include Vice Chairman of the Texas Department of Transportation Commission and Denton County Judge.
 
He is a 6th-generation Texan and has been married to Jackie Barret of Comanche, Texas for 35 years. They have two daughters, Joi (SMU Pony) and Jenni (UT Longhorn). Moseley is a graduate and Outstanding Alumnus of Southern Nazarene University.
 
Moseley succeeds Bill Hammond, who in August 2016 announced his retirement from TAB after approximately 18 years at the helm of the organization. Lehman Associates, an Austin-based executive search firm that serves clients throughout the country, conducted the search on behalf of TAB.
 
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As the state chamber of commerce, the Texas Association of Business is the most influential and dominant voice for public policy issues affecting business in Texas.   Through proven results-oriented advocacy and member services, TAB develops a climate in Texas which enables more than 4,000 business members and their 600,000+ employees to operate efficiently and profitably, thus creating new jobs.  TAB is proud to be the official state partner of the National Association of Manufacturers
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