Patrick J. Kennedy, Executive Director

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Patrick J. Kennedy has been the Executive Director of the Cuero Development Corporation since May, 2014. Kennedy has over 40 years’ experience, most recently as the Economic/Community Development Coordinator for the City of Yoakum. Prior to that he was the Executive Director of the Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission in Victoria. Kennedy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Certificate in Urban Studies from California State University, Long Beach and a Master of Urban Planning degree from Texas A&M University. He is an Economic Development Finance Professional from the National Development Council since 1991, and received his re-certification in 2015. Email:


Samantha Bayfus, Administrative Assistant

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Samantha Bayfus is a graduate of Cuero High School. She served as Executive Director of the Educational Foundation at Cuero Independent School District for several years prior to joining the Cuero Development Corporation. Email: