Mary Ann Moon, CEcD, FM, HLM
Mary Ann Moon, CEcD, FM, HLM is the Executive Director of the Prosper Economic Development Corporation, Prosper, Texas. She is a Board Member for the North Central Texas Economic Development District.
Her previous experience includes:
Southeast Director of Economic/Business Development, Transportation and Coastal Restoration for AECOM, the world’s largest engineering company.
VP of Economic Development and Marketing
for Tice Engineering Inc., Wiggins and Ridgeland, MS and Slidell, LA. Mary Ann developed new business opportunities for TEI, Inc. and promoted the company’s unique and specialized engineering and surveying services.
Mary Ann served as the Economic Developer Specialist-Business and Economic Expansion-for Entergy Louisiana.
Moon was responsible for Project Management and the development of Louisiana Economic Development Certified Sites-a partnership between LED and EntergyLA. She also worked with community groups, establishing networks, and assisting with economic development in regions across Northeast Louisiana.
Moon served as the President of the West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce, West Monroe, LA for five years.
During that time, she served as a Board Member of Louisiana’s Next Horizon – a statewide organization dedicated to quality education practices and opportunities for all children, focusing on the socio and poor. Also, during her tenure, Moon authored the Pre-K program for West Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. A public-private partnership, the program was recognized by the International Economic Development Council and Coordinating and Development Council for ‘Excellence in Education. Moon facilitated West Monroe-West Ouachita’s Vision 20/20 Strategic Plan.
She has extensive experience in Community Development including facilitation, public meeting organization, outreach, education and program creation and implementation for issues concerning and affecting communities and their residents.
Mary Ann was President/Owner of Dixie Bonded Warehouse of Ouachita, Inc. and Dixie Transportation, Inc., (DBWO) West Monroe, LA from 1993 – 2007
DBWO was the largest bonded warehouse and distribution facility for component materials in a tri-state area. She also was the owner of Dixie Transportation, an interstate trucking company. Moon possesses extensive experience in and knowledge of the Transportation, Logistics and Distribution industries. She served as a Board Member of the Louisiana Motor Transport Association, Louisiana’s Inter-modal Planning Committee, the Governor’s State Intermodal Planning Committee and as a Transportation Committee Member of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, Moon also served as President of the Transportation and Traffic Council. Mary Ann was also a lobbyist for the Louisiana Motor Transport Association and the American Trucking Association. She testified before the United States Department of Transportation and Senate and House Transportation Committees. She currently serves as a presenter and facilitator at conferences and workshops addressing the role of Transportation in Economic Development and growth.
She is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe and the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute (OU-EDI) Moon is an International Economic Development Council Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) a Fellow Member (FM) and Honorary Life Member (HLM) She served as a Board member of the International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) Board of Directors for 9 years serving on the Governance Committee and as Chairman of several operational committees. Mary Ann was the 2018 and 2019 Dean of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute. She serves as an instructor and mentor for OU-EDI. Mary Ann teaches the Certified Economic Developer Exam Prep Course and developed OU-EDI’s “Introduction to Transportation and Logistics” course in which she also serves as topic instructor. She has served as a guest instructor at the University of Southern Mississippi’s True South Economic Development and the Mid-South (Arkansas) Basic Economic Development Courses. Moon currently teaches at the Louisiana Economic Development and Basic Economic Development programs, the Texas Economic Development Council, and the New Mexico Basic Economic Development Course. She teaches Introduction to Transportation, Business Retention, Strategic Planning and Expansion and Professional Economic Development Ethics.
Mary Ann served as the Chairman of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation Advisory Council, was a member of the Mississippi Intermodal Council’s Board of Directors and was the President Elect of the Mississippi Transportation Institute. Selected as a representative of Louisiana, by Congressman Rodney Alexander, she graduated from the Delta Regional Authority’s Leadership Institute, served on the Advisory Board, and assisted in the development of the Delta Initiative-a program addressing economic development, heath care, transportation, and education issues. She served as facilitator of the Delta Regional Authority’s Entrepreneur Jump Start program in the Louisiana Delta.
Mary Ann is a graduate of Leaderships Louisiana and Mississippi.