It is simply an honor for me to serve as the new president and CEO of the New Braunfels Chamber and the executive director of the Economic Development Foundation. For those I have met, thank you for the warm welcome. For those I haven’t, I can’t wait to meet you.
As I begin my tenure in this role and reflect on my experience thus far, I’d like to share three observations with you.
First, and at the risk of preaching to the choir, New Braunfels is a singular place with a strong heritage, a thriving economy, and an unparalleled quality of life. There is no place else like it – we’re in the right place.
New Braunfels also has a tremendous opportunity ahead of it. People want to live in New Braunfels and businesses follow the people. Beyond just growth, New Braunfels can be intentional about how it grows and what opportunities it pursues – it’s the right time.
Finally, New Braunfels is a community of exceptional leaders, and that extends to the public and private sector. At the EDF we are led well by our chair Patrick Rose, our officers and each investor – we have the right people.
You can’t do better than being in the right place at the right time with the right people! I look forward to working with each of you.
Jonathan Packer, Executive Director
Greater New Braunfels Economic Development Foundation