University Economic Development Association


2024 Summit Sponsorship

Summit Theme: Regionalism: Prosperity Through Collaboration

Co-Sponsored by:

2022 UEDA Summit Speaker

Edgar Padilla

Edgar Padilla

Manager, Economic Development Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Edgar is a manager with Economic Development Advisory Services at Ernst & Young LLP. His primary role includes direct support in all areas of client engagement and success including strategy development, project execution, leadership engagement, competitive assessments and benchmarking analyses, visioning, goal setting and organizational planning. He possesses deep experience and acumen in identifying, planning, and delivering civic, educational, community, and industry alliances. He is a recognized leader in custom workforce strategies, labor market intelligence, stakeholder/vision alignment and strategic partnerships.

Prior to joining EY, Edgar served as Provost and Senior Vice-President of Strategic Partnerships at Texas State Technical College. During his 14-year higher education career, Edgar developed experience in site selection, talent sourcing, executive leadership & management, custom workforce training, and program development. His experience also includes service on numerous Chamber, non-profit, and statewide boards, committees and task forces in support of economic success in Texas and beyond. He has successfully led large, inter-agency initiatives and engaged stakeholders at all levels of government and industry to achieve economic success for communities across Texas.

Edgar’s volunteer and board experience includes service as a publicly elected school board member of a fast growing independent school district in the Austin region, committee member of the Capital Area Economic Development District, Chamber Board member at Round Rock, TX, Waco, TX, and Chairman-Elect of the Hutto, TX Area Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he served as an Advisory Board Member of Texas A&M’s Engineering Extension Service. He and his wife, Eliska, reside in Georgetown, TX and have two children, Houston (and his wife Audra) and Caroline (and her husband Daniel).

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