Staff

MEET THE TEAM

To contact a member of our team, please call our office at 972-727-0250 or use the form found on the Contact Us page.

Dan Bowman

Dan Bowman

Executive Director / CEO

Daniel Bowman is a native of Allen, Texas and was named Executive Director/CEO of the Allen Economic Development Corporation in 2014 after 10 years with the organization. He was recognized in the Top 40 under 40 by the International Economic Development Council and has been instrumental in recruiting corporate projects including Cisco Systems, KONE Elevators and MonkeySports.

His background and focus on community collaboration has led him to a number of community leadership roles with the Kiwanis Club, Leadership Allen and other civic organizations. He is a graduate of Trinity University and the University of Texas at Dallas, where he earned his MBA.

David Ellis, CEcD

David Ellis, CEcD

Assistant Director

As the Assistant Director, David leads programs to attract and retain corporate investment and jobs to Allen. Previously, he was a vice president at Site Selection Group where he supported its industrial, economic development and incentive practices. He has also worked for Plano Economic Development and has experience with Angelou Economics, an economic development consulting firm.

David, a native of Oklahoma City, has a Bachelor’s degree from Trinity University in San Antonio and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma and is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD).

Eileen Gonzales

Eileen Gonzales

Marketing Director

Eileen Gonzales is a seasoned marketing executive with over 15 years of marketing experience. The true value of her contributions is based on her ability to create lasting business impact from strategic marketing initiatives. Previously, she had a 13 year career with Nordstrom as a Regional Marketing Manager, where she reinforced the company’s presence and visibility while driving revenue and customer retention. She was appointed to develop and lead the strategic marketing plan for a new store opening in Austin, TX which involved several guerilla marketing and online advertising initiatives.

Eileen is a native of Denver, Colorado and moved to Texas after living in California for 10 years. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Management from the University of Colorado.

Tracey Cline

Tracey Cline

Business Retention & Expansion Manager

Tracey’s passion for people and willingness to do whatever it takes keeps the AEDC active in the Allen community. She previously worked at YUM Brands, where she won Customer Maniac of the Year award. Prior to Yum Brands, she worked for Brinker International, Perot Systems and the FDIC where she won numerous STAR awards and served as the Special Events Chair. Tracey’s involvement in the Allen community resulted in her receiving the 2009 Spirit of Allen / Citizen of the Year Award.

Andrew Matheny

Andrew Matheny

Economic Development Analyst

As Analyst, Andrew is responsible for designing, executing, and managing research projects that provide analysis to inform key decision-makers and drive the organization.

Andrew’s background combines economic development, economics, and urban planning. He has a Master of City and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Arlington—receiving appointments as a Graduate Research Assistant—and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Texas at Dallas. In his spare time, Andrew is an avid supporter of the OpenStreetMap project, volunteers with the Allen Heritage Guild, and enjoys watching films (especially East Asian movies).

Nicole Bywater

Office Manager

Lupita Castilleja

Administrative Assistant