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Chester R. Jourdan Jr.

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Employment History


  • Masters
    University of Texas at Arlington
  • Bachelor of Science , Political Science
    Stephen F. Austin State University
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Web References
Partnership of Southeast Texas board of directors, 15 Sept 2007 [cached]
Chester Jourdan
Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission
TCMA Board Minutes Archive [cached]
Chester Jourdan, Executive Director, Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission
Agencies | Ohio Partners for Affordable Energy, 24 May 2014 [cached]
Executive Director: Chester Jourdan, Jr. | 614-228-2663
The Board of Directors at the ..., 18 Aug 2014 [cached]
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.
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.
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.
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison [cached]
"You dream this stuff," said Chester Jourdan, executive director of the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission.Jourdan sends e-mails as late as 1 a.m. and works 16-hour-plus days calling, pushing and planning to bring the message of hurricane devastation to the nation's capital.
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