Chief Development Officer
Tom Long serves as the Chief Development Officer and joined the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF) in November 2012. Long leads the Business Development & Global Development teams in strategic efforts to recruit and retain businesses and industries that support the growth of the San Antonio metropolitan area. With 30 years in economic development, Long has worked in both the private and public sectors for local governments, utilities, chambers of commerce and private economic development organizations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. His 12 years of experience in the electric utility industry were instrumental in securing the San Antonio data center operations of Microsoft, Texas Cryptologic Center, Chevron, and American Funds/Capital Group, to name a few. He is an active member of IEDC, the Industrial Asset Management Council, the Southern Economic Development Council, sits on the board of the San Antonio Manufacturers Association and currently serves as Chairman of the Texas Economic Development Council. Long earned a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a Master’s Degree in Economic Geography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2001, Tom earned the professional designation of Certified Economic Developer from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).