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Background Information

Employment History

Executive Director
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

Executive Director
Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center

Executive Director
MORPC

Political Science Courses Teacher
Lamar University

Fleet and Commercial Sales Manager
J K Chevrolet

Affiliations

Chair, Social Services Committee
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

Board Member
American Highway Users Alliance

Chair, Social Services Committee
Executive Director , Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

Position, Policy Committee
Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations

Board Member
Partnership of Southeast Texas

Chair, Social Services Committee
South East Texas Hurricane Rita Recovery Coalition

Assistant Secretary of Defense
Homeland Defense

Member
U.S. Army

Education

Bachelor of Science
Political Science
Stephen F. Austin State University

Bachelor of Science
political science
Stephen F. Austin State University graduating with honors

Masters

University of Texas at Arlington

Web References (182 Total References)


The Board of Directors at the ...

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The Board of Directors at the Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center is excited for Chester Jourdan, our past executive director and wish him every success as he takes the helm for the American Red Cross in Beaumont and Orange.

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Beaumont, Texas, August 18, 2014 - The leadership of the American Red Cross Beaumont and Orange County Chapters are pleased to announce that Chester R. Jourdan, Jr. has been selected as the new Executive Director. Jourdan will assume his new responsibilities on Monday, August 18, 2014. As Executive Director, he will serve in a leadership role to improve the resiliency of the communities served by the Red Cross. His leadership will help community members to respond to and recover from natural and man-made disasters as well as promoting the growth, quality and constituency of Red Cross programs and services throughout the Golden Triangle and Deep East Texas Counties.
"Chester was selected for this position based on his fundraising expertise, community involvement and knowledge working with the private sector, not for profit organizations and local governments throughout Southeast Texas.
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Jourdan said his focus will be on relationships. "I want to strengthen our current relationships and develop new relationships for the future on behalf of the Red Cross," said Jourdan. "I am looking forward to serving our community through the life-saving mission of the American Red Cross from disaster preparedness and recovery to service to our military troops and veterans. You can also continue to count on your American Red Cross to respond to disasters, large and small," said Jourdan.
Most recently, Chester was Executive Director of the South East Texas Nonprofit Development Center in Beaumont. Prior to returning to Texas, he served as the Executive Director of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission in Columbus, Ohio. Chester also served as Executive Director of the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission in Beaumont. In that role he addressed regional initiatives by promoting collaboration and cooperation with government and private sector interests. He was also engaged in the relief efforts for 27,000 Hurricane Katrina evacuees and helped lead efforts in the evacuation, relief, recovery and rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita. After he and his family relocated to Columbus, Ohio Chester returned to Southeast Texas to volunteer for two weeks in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike.
Chester has also worked for the United States Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, GA and Fort Worth, TX. He earned a Masters in Urban and Regional Affairs from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science at Stephen F. Austin State University. He was a member of the U.S. Army serving with the 82nd Airborne Division and the 101st Airborne Division, respectively. While serving in the Middle East he was notified by the American Red Cross about the birth of his oldest daughter.


American Council of Engineering Companies of Ohio | House Committee may add Public Works funding to transportation budget

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In yesterday's hearing on the transportation budget bill, Chester Jourdan, Jr., executive director of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, warned that, "The loss of these funds to our communities would halt important capital projects we have planned in coming years.


American Council of Engineering Companies of Ohio | ODOT director says highway construction program will be reduced

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Chester Jourdan, executive director of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, asked that the PPP language be stripped from the bill and considered as a separate measure, so that local governments have the opportunity to voice their concerns.

Although PPPs have benefited the region and state through projects like the Rickenbacker Intermodal Yard and the Heartland Corridor, the language in the bill would allow agreements with no local input, even though local governments could become responsible for maintaining the resulting infrastructure, he said.


Columbus, OH | Just Growth

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Chester Jourdan, Jr., Executive Director Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC)


Testimonials

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Chester R. Jourdan, Jr. Executive Director, MORPC

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