D. M. Edwards

Occupation: retail, wholesale distribution and real estate company executive
Born: Tyler, Texas, April 12, 1953
Education:
AA cum laude, Tyler Junior College, 1974
BBA, Baylor University, 1976
Certification:
Ordained deacon Baptist Church 2000-.
Career:
Pres., owner, Shreveport Spring, Brake & Axle, Inc., 1998—
Chairman board, CEO, Odessa Spring Brake & Axle, Inc., 1991—
CEO, chairman board directors, Pruitt Co. Inc., Houston, Texas, 1988—
Vice president, CountryMedic, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, 2001—2003
Vice president, W.C. Square, Inc., 1976-92
Pres., owner, Edwards & Associates, Inc., 1984—1996
Pres., owner, Walker Auto Spring, Inc., Shreveport, Louisiana, 1978-88
Executive vice president, W.C. Supply Co., Tyler, 1977-83
Corp. coordinator, Dillard Department Stores, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, 1976-77
Career Related:
Commercial real estate investor, Shreveport, Louisiana, Houston, Odessa, and Tyler, Texas; general partner ESE Properties, Tyler, 1991—; managing general ptrn. Heritage Dr. Plz. Office Stes., 1992-95, member executive committee E. T. State Fair, 1990-2009, vice president Camp Fannin Associate, 1992-2008.
Awards:
Recipient Distinguished Alumni award, Baylor University Alumni Association, 2009
Civic:
Member planning committee Tyler Heritage Tour, 1982-83; originator Designer Show-Case, Tyler, 1983; founder, chairman Rose Garden Trust Fund, 1981-87; board directors Carnegie History Center, 1984-85; chairman merger committee Smith County Hist. Society and Carnegie History Center merger, 1993-94; president Smith County Youth Foundation, 1986-87, member, board directors, 1984-91; president East Texas State Fair, 1991-94; board associates East Texas Baptist University, Marshall, 1988—, vice president board associates, 1990-91, president board associates, 1991-93; member executive committee board trustees, vice chairman board trustees, 2001-2003, chair board trustees, 2003-2005; member board trustees East Texas Baptist University, 1995-2005, 2007-; member executive committee East Texas State Fair, 1990—2009; vice president Camp Fannin Associate, 1992-97, Tyler, 1992—; trustee Timberline Baptist Camp and Conference Center, 1987-90, 2001-04, 2006-15, treasurer, 1989-90, 2002-03, 2007-09, 10-12; member Smith County Hist. Commission, 1984-85, 1991-94; chairman stewardship committee First Baptist Church, Tyler, 1995-96, member fin. committee, 1997-2001, member long range planning committee, 1999-2007; vice president Camp Fannin Association, 2001—; treasurer Timberline Baptist Camp and Conference Center, 2002-03, member board director Timberline Baptist Camp & Conference Center, 2010-, president board E. T. Symphony Orchestra, 2009-, chairman Board Advisors Bayllor University Libr., 2004-06, 11-12, assistant district governors Rotary District 5830, 2013-15, chairman, board Advisors Baylor University Libs.,
Memberships:
Member Camp Ford Hist. Assoc.(pres.2005-10), East Texas Symphony Orchestra Assn.(chairman 2009-11, 2014-15 vice president 2007-08, president elect 2008-09, president 2009-), Younr Audiences Northeast Texas(board dir 2002-14), Tyler Area C. of C., Smith County Hist. Society (chairman board governors 1984-85, 87-88, president 1984-85, board governors 1991-94), Hist. Tyler, Inc., Tyler Jaycees (vice president 1982-83, board directors 1982-85), Nat Trust for Hist. Preservation, Sons of Confederate Veterans (treasurer camp 124, 1979-83), Rotary Club Tyler (board directors 1998—, president foundation 2002-05, president elect 2008-09, president 2009-10), Rotary International (Paul Harris fellow 1998), Willow Brook Country Club (stockholder), Hollytree Country Club, East Texas Baylor Club (chair scholarship committee 1997—, president 2001-05), Camp Ford Hist. Association (board directors 1999—, vice president 2000, president, board directors 2005-09), Baptist General Convention Texas (member committee nominations boards of affiliated ministries 2008-11), Camp Fannin Association Inc.(president, board directors, 2011-)
Religion:
Baptist
Family:
Son of Welby Clell and Davida (Mount) E.; Married Susan Alicia Pappas, 1984 (div. 1986).
E-mail:
dme9540@aol.com
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