Nathan Tafoya

MPEDC Welcomes New Executive Director

MOUNT PLEASANT, TEXAS (MAY 16, 2018) – The Mount Pleasant Economic Development Corporation (MPEDC) has selected Nathan Tafoya to be its new executive director.

Strategic Government Resources (SGR), a local government executive search firm based in Keller, Texas, conducted the nationwide executive director search. SGR’s recruitment and vetting process produced an impressive field of highly qualified candidates. Finalists interviewed with the MPIDC on May 4, 2018, and Tafoya was selected to fill the position. His proposed start date is June 18. 

Candidate vetting included a comprehensive questionnaire, online interviews, a psychometric assessment, a thorough media search, and a rigorous background investigation.

Tafoya has over a decade of economic development experience and currently serves as the executive director for the Lamesa Economic Development Corporation and Lamesa Economic Alliance Project, a position he has held since 2015. He previously served as manager of the Business Resource Center for the New Mexico Economic Development Department and interim executive director for the Rio Rancho Economic Development Corporation where he also served as vice president of Business Development and research director. Tafoya holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of New Mexico and a bachelor’s degree in journalism and creative writing from the University of Arizona.