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Chester R. Jourdan Jr.

Wrong Chester R. Jourdan Jr.?

Executive Director

Phone: (409) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: c***@***.org
Local Address: Beaumont, Texas, United States
Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center
700 North St
Suite D Beaumont , Texas 77701
United States

Company Description: Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center, 700 North St., Suite D, Beaumont, TX, 77701,(409)832-6565
Background

Employment History

  • Executive Director
    MORPC
  • Executive Director
    SETRPC
  • Fleet and Commercial Sales Manager
    J K Chevrolet
  • Executive Director
    Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission

Education

  • Master of Arts
    University of Texas at Arlington
  • Bachelor of Science , political science
    Stephen F. Austin State University
170 Total References
Web References
Agencies | Ohio Partners for Affordable Energy
www.ohiopartners.org, 24 May 2014 [cached]
Executive Director: Chester Jourdan, Jr. | 614-228-2663
2007 Newsmaker of the Year « The Press Club of Southeast Texas
pressclubofsoutheasttexas.org, 1 May 2015 [cached]
More than 275 people gathered in the Lamar University Reception Center to salute Trylowsky and four other finalists for Newsmaker of the Year: Johnny Brown, Port Arthur school superintendent; Chester Jourdan, former executive director of the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission; Sheila and Walter Umphrey, philanthropists; and Ron Walker, Jefferson County judge.
TCMA Board Minutes Archive
www.tcma.org [cached]
Chester Jourdan, Executive Director, Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission
Former MORPC Executive Director ...
wosu.org, 1 Mar 2012 [cached]
Former MORPC Executive Director Chester Jourdan.
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Former MORPC Executive Director Chester Jourdan.
The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission is in the process of looking for a new leader. Monday, MORPC announced it was immediately terminating its executive director â€" sooner than the planned departure. WOSU reports there was a growing rift between board members and Chester Jourdan.
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The public was told Jourdan was returning to Texas to be near family. But emails released to WOSU from MORPC indicate Jourdan and board members were growing apart and their organizational philosophies differed.
While Jourdan’s efforts as executive director continued to be praised by board members, documents indicate he was slacking on some job duties; a claim Jourdan vehemently denies.
And salary also became an issue. According to documents, it took five months to negotiate Jourdan’s final contract. After forgoing raises his first four years of employment, Jourdan wanted a sharp jump in pay. He asked the board to increase his salary from $160,000 to $192,000 - a 20 percent increase. But board rejected the idea. They eventually settled on $172,000.
Jourdan told WOSU he always went above and beyond the goals set for him and the organization. He claims MORPC officers wanted to control day-to-day operations.
The differences appear to have peaked late last year when Jourdan spoke to the media about a new building purchase, a move that angered some board members. And then Jourdan was denied a request for international work travel.
Soon after, Jourdan made the decision to leave. And an agreement on a severance package and exit date was arduous. At one point, Jourdan asked to take all negotiations off the table and continue as executive director. But that request was denied.
Former MORPC Executive Director ...
wosu.org, 1 Mar 2012 [cached]
Former MORPC Executive Director Chester Jourdan.
...
Former MORPC Executive Director Chester Jourdan.
The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission is in the process of looking for a new leader. Monday, MORPC announced it was immediately terminating its executive director - sooner than the planned departure. WOSU reports there was a growing rift between board members and Chester Jourdan.
For some, Chester Jourdan's resignation came as a surprise. The public was told Jourdan was returning to Texas to be near family. But emails released to WOSU from MORPC indicate Jourdan and board members were growing apart and their organizational philosophies differed.
While Jourdan's efforts as executive director continued to be praised by board members, documents indicate he was slacking on some job duties; a claim Jourdan vehemently denies.
And salary also became an issue. According to documents, it took five months to negotiate Jourdan's final contract. After forgoing raises his first four years of employment, Jourdan wanted a sharp jump in pay. He asked the board to increase his salary from $160,000 to $192,000 - a 20 percent increase. But board rejected the idea. They eventually settled on $172,000.
Jourdan told WOSU he always went above and beyond the goals set for him and the organization. He claims MORPC officers wanted to control day-to-day operations.
The differences appear to have peaked late last year when Jourdan spoke to the media about a new building purchase, a move that angered some board members. And then Jourdan was denied a request for international work travel.
Soon after, Jourdan made the decision to leave. And an agreement on a severance package and exit date was arduous. At one point, Jourdan asked to take all negotiations off the table and continue as executive director. But that request was denied.
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