The Midland Development Corporation staff is here to assist you, your business, and your family. We are a resource that can help you to identify opportunities, find a new home for your business, and locate available financial incentives. Our team also connects families who are interested in relocating with the resources they need to find a new job and home in Midland.

In Midland, the sky is no longer the limit. Contact us to explore the many opportunities Midland can offer you.


Chase Gardaphe


Chase Gardaphe is a real estate developer focused on developing and managing manufactured housing communities.  He is a graduate of the Texas A&M School of Architecture and received his MBA from Southern Methodist University. Chase served on the Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of...

Berry Simpson
1st Vice Chair


Berry Simpson is a registered Professional Petroleum Engineer, licensed since 1986. He has worked with a variety of oil and gas producers in Midland since 1982, including Apache, Williamson, EGL Resources, BP, Great Western, Beach Exploration, Chevron, Mobil, and Amerada Hess Corporation. He earned a...

P. Lourcey Sams
2nd Vice Chair


P. Lourcey Sams is a co-founder of Pennant Development and Production, LLC (“PDP”). He has served as the President of the PDP since inception in 1998 and currently serves as CEO, Chairman and President. In addition to his positions with PDP, Sams has served...

Jill Pennington


Jill Pennington is a partner at Smith Clark Pennington PLLC, where her practice emphasizes oil and gas contract disputes, complex personal injury matters, general corporate and business defense, and probate, trust and fiduciary litigation. She has represented a variety of clients in Texas, including oil...

Brad Bullock


Brad Bullock is the Chief Operating Officer of Community National Bank.  He is a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University with degrees in Finance and Music.  Brad has served various roles in the community as a Board member with Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale, BasinPBS, and...

Lucy Sisniega


Lucy Sisniega is the president of S&S Commercial Real Estate, where she deploys her 19 years of experience in development, acquisition, and buyer/tenant representation. She has closed more than $30 million in industrial and commercial real estate transactions in the past three years. Lucy is...

Zack Deck


Zack Deck is a Senior Reservoir Engineer for Diamondback Energy. He is a graduate of the Oklahoma State University School of Engineering and received his MBA from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Zack has served on the Planning and Zoning commission for the...

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