BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Michael Schaeffer

Michael Schaeffer

President

Mr. Schaeffer has over 15 years of experience in the community and development space. He currently serves as a Principal for The Alder Group located at Watters Creek in Allen. He has extensive experience as an entrepreneur and business owner in the restaurant industry. Prior to joining the AEDC, Mr. Schaeffer served as President of a franchising operation and oversaw the concept’s growth within the state of Texas. He and his wife, Dina, and their three children have lived in Allen since 1999. He is a graduate of Abilene Christian University.

Tim Litinas

Tim Litinas

Vice President

Mr. Litinas is a Michigan native and a graduate of the University of Michigan. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is currently Vice President with Trez Capital Texas, a real estate lender and investor, a position that he has held since early 2013. Prior to that time, Mr. Litinas was Chief Financial Officer for Grand Homes, a large, privately-owned Dallas homebuilder. He and his wife, Kathy, have two sons and have lived in Allen since 1995. Mr. Litinas has been active in the community, volunteering with such organizations as the Allen Eagles Lacrosse Club, Boy Scouts of America, and the First United Methodist Church of Allen.

Kristina Holcomb

Kristina Holcomb

Secretary/Treasurer

Kristina Holcomb is a proud graduate of Eastern Illinois University and began her career in North Texas and has since gained extensive experience in the public sector at the local, state and federal levels. Since 2007, Mrs. Holcomb has worked for the Denton County Transportation Authority and currently serves as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer where she oversees many areas of the Agency including long range planning, transit oriented development, capital projects, information technology, legislative affairs and board governance while fostering a servant leadership culture throughout the agency. Through the years she has been active in the community through her involvement on the Allen Community Development Corporation Board, ACO Development Council and Leadership North Texas. She and her husband, Chad, live in Allen, attend City Point Church and have two teenage sons with one at Texas A&M.

Baine Brooks

Baine Brooks

Director / City Council Liason

As owner and manager of Two Rows Classic Grill in Allen, you can usually find Councilmember Baine Brooks visiting with diners on anything from family news to community concerns. His passion for Allen’s continued growth and development inspired him to serve on Allen City Council.

Brooks was elected in 2012 to fill an unexpired term and reelected in 2013 and 2016. He currently serves on the Allen Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors (2018-present) and the Allen USA Advisory Committee (2016-present). Previously he served on the Finance/Audit Committee (2012-2017) and the convention and Visitors Bureau Council Committee (2012-2013), Council Nominating Committee (2012-2018), the Convention and Visitors Bureau Committee (2013-2018), and as council liaison for the Parks and Recreation Board (2012-2018)

Brooks obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma. He has served as a board member for the Foundation for Allen Schools, president of the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association (2010), and regional director for the Texas Restaurant Association (2011).

His work for the North Texas Food Bank helped him to discover his passion for feeding hungry families. One of the reasons he enjoys living in Allen is finding organizations, like Allen Community Outreach (ACO), where he can help those in need.

Brooks is a member of the Allen Chamber of Commerce and a lifetime member of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). He attends Cottonwood Creek Church in Allen. Brooks lives in Allen with his wife, Juli; they have two daughters, Brittani and Brenna.

Emad Siddiqi

Emad Siddiqi

Director

Emad Siddiqi grew up in Allen, Texas and previously served on the Board of Adjustments, Building and Standards Commission and Sign Control Board for the City of Allen. During his time with the Board, he acted in a quasi-judicial capacity to review land use regulation and court orders for enforcement of standards.

With a B.S. from U.T. Dallas and a J.D from OCU School of Law his background includes data integration, corporate governance and contracts. His primary expertise is in Intellectual Property and he currently works for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He volunteers his time with different community organizations including Allen CERT and local Inventor groups.