Texas Freight Advisory Committee

Carlton Schwab

President and CEO - Texas Economic Development Council

Carlton Schwab has been President/CEO of the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) since February 1, 1999. During that time, the 850-member TEDC has developed into a recognized leader in the professional development of its members and a powerful voice for economic development policy in the state of Texas.

Prior to his tenure at the TEDC, Mr. Schwab was Director of Development at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin (1996-1999). From 1989 to 1996, Mr. Schwab was a Director with Deloitte Consulting where he specialized in corporate site location analysis and economic development strategic planning. Mr. Schwab also spent time working in economic development at the local level, having served as Vice President of the Lubbock Board of City Development from 1986 to 1989.

In 2012, Mr. Schwab was named by Governor Perry to the Select Committee on Economic Development - a committee that will make recommendations to the Legislature on economic development policies for the state. He is the Vice-Chair of the Texas Legislative Conference Advisory Committee and Chair of the International Economic Development Council State Associations Committee. He is a past member of the Austin College Alumni Board and the Texas Wine Industry Advisory Board.

Mr. Schwab holds a Master's degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelor's degree from Austin College in Sherman, Texas.