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Staff & Board

Staff Members

Warren Ketteman
Executive Director of Economic Development
Warren began his economic development career in his native Illinois before relocating to Texas in 2002. He served the Texas cities of Buda, Alice, and Granbury prior to accepting the position at Forney Economic Development Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Fontbonne University, St. Louis, Missouri and earned Certified Economic Developer status in 2004. As one of twelve children, Warren knows how to work with a group! He and his wife Lisa are the parents of two adult sons, who along with their respective wives, live and work in Austin, Texas. Warren is fond of saying, “A good job can cure a lot of ills for a family” and “I love what I do in assisting businesses to grow and prosper.” He continues his search for the world’s best pizza.
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Stewart McGregor
Economic Development Specialist
Stewart McGregor is a fifth generation native Texan and has been with the Forney EDC since November 2015. Prior to working in Forney, he served as a legislative staffer in the Texas Capitol to a Dallas area State Representative during the 84th Legislative Session. While working "under the dome," Stewart was responsible for analyzing legislation, providing constituent service and managing the Representative’s communication to state agencies and district residents. Stewart’s main areas of responsibility with the Forney EDC include marketing, research, assisting on major projects, downtown redevelopment and business retention support. Stewart is an alumnus of Abilene Christian University, where he received a double major in Political Science and Christian Ministry with a Public Service minor and was a Chief Justice Jack Pope Fellow. He is a graduate of both the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute and Leadership Kaufman County.
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Mary Wilson
Administrative Assistant
Mary Wilson was born in the great State of Oklahoma but got to Texas as fast as she could! She grew up in Mesquite, Texas and attended ESS College of Business in Dallas. She joined the City of Forney EDC in April 2018. Previously, she served several cities and towns in the State of Arizona as legal assistant for a municipal law firm. She has four grandsons and lives near Forney.
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Board Members

Joe Dan McBeth
Board President
Scott Burrus
Board Vice President & Treasurer
Amanda Lewis
Board Secretary
Fred Alexander
Board Member
Jessica Browning
Board Member
DeCarlo Coleman
Board Member
Jason Roberson
Board Member
  •     “The community is real supportive of new business coming in. The city itself has great ideas on what’s coming ahead. I would advise anyone to look at moving into the Forney area.
    - Patrick McCrea
    Owner, Doe Belly’s Catfish Café
  •     Working with the City of Forney has been a pleasure. The City’s proactive response to any problem Steve Silver Company has encountered is refreshing. Glad to call Forney our home.
    - Jud Preskitt
    Vice President, Steve Silver Company
  •     Smurfit Kappa’s Forney Mill has been operating in Forney for over forty years.  Forney is a great place to do business with an excellent, well-educated workforce and a supportive, forward-thinking city government.
    - Dave Nelson
    Vice President of Paper Operations, Smurfit Kappa North America
  •     OGW is a proud member of the Forney business community. The EDC, City Government, and the community as a whole are very open and supportive of growing businesses.
    - Holly Dempsey