Midlothian Economic Development is pleased to announce and welcome Kyle Kinateder as its new president and CEO, effective Oct. 7, 2019. The announcement follows a national search conducted by The PACE Group.

Kinateder previously served as the executive director of economic development for the community of Schertz, Texas, where he was directly involved in attracting and facilitating a variety of projects.

He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and received his Master of City and Metropolitan Planning from the University of Utah.

"I appreciate the opportunity that I have had over the last seven years to work with the City of Schertz," said Kinateder. "Under the supportive leadership and collaboration of the Schertz EDC, City Council and staff, we helped Schertz to become one of the leading commercial areas in the San Antonio region."

In his new role, Kinateder will lead business recruitment and retention efforts, as well as expand workforce development initiatives and additional strategies for long-term economic prosperity.

"Midlothian is a fast-growing community that has attracted several significant projects," said Kinateder. "It has great neighborhoods, schools, parks, and easy access to the metroplex. Midlothian is the type of city in which I want to raise my own family."

Located just 26 miles south of Dallas-Fort Worth, Midlothian has experienced tremendous growth over the past decade. With a population of roughly 40,000 within its zip code, the community has seen a dramatic increase in housing, business and retail development, as well as increased student enrollment in Midlothian Independent School District.

"I'm honored to be selected by the Midlothian Economic Development Board to serve in this position," said Kinateder. "The Board has been instrumental in positioning Midlothian for future growth opportunities. I look forward to working with them as we attract new companies that will further define our community."

The MED Board of Directors formally announced Kinateder's selection to the Midlothian City Council on Sept. 10.

"We are so thrilled to welcome Kyle Kinateder to lead Midlothian Economic Development," said Wayne Shuffield, MED chairman of the Board. "Over the past several months, we conducted an extensive national search and met with several qualified candidates. I couldn't be more pleased with the selection of Kyle. He brings proven economic development experience to the table, as well as ethical leadership and positive energy. We believe he is the perfect candidate to guide Midlothian forward on its evolving path of success."