The COVID-19 pandemic has been a top priority for all Aransas County residents, but at the same time, the Aransas County Partnership Economic Development Corporation (ACPEDC) continued its due diligence in search of a professional to run the new organization.

The ACPED has selected Neill Amsler, a long term Coastal Bend resident, to be its first President/CEO.

Amsler was the executive director of the Victoria EDC (1989-1991) before joining Hogan Homes in the company’s real estate development locations in South Texas, which included Whistler’s Cove in Rockport. He and his wife Paula lived in Rockport before moving to Aransas Pass.

After leaving Hogan Homes nine years ago, Amsler continued his real estate development career with partner Alex Harris of Corpus Christi.

Amsler received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Miami University in Ohio. After graduating, he was active in real estate brokerage, oil and gas land management, and was a mortgage loan officer in Houston. He then moved to Victoria where he was actively involved in numerous community-based initiatives.

After moving to the Coastal Bend, community activities included board positions with the ACISD Education Foundation, the Tuloso-Midway ISD Education Foundation and the Corpus Christi Planning and Zoning Commission.

Amsler will occupy office space at the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce and will be responsible for implementing the strategic economic development initiatives approved by the ACPEDC board of directors.

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