Economic Alliance Selects New Leader

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C.B. “Bix” Rathburn will assume the position of retiring Galveston County Economic Alliance president and CEO Don Gartman.

Gartman, also CEO of the Alliance Foundation, announced his retirement at the organization’s quarterly board of director meeting. Gartman served both organizations for more than 10 years after a long career in the electric utility industry in the Houston/Galveston area and in Argentina. He said he will continue to support the Alliance through service on the executive committee and board.

Rathburn served for over 31 years in a variety of leadership positions in higher education in Florida, Texas, and Georgia including 17 years of service to Galveston College. He and his wife Adrianne returned to the area last fall, establishing RPC Planning and Consulting specializing in community, economic development, and higher education strategic planning.

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