Our Staff

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Kate Silvas   
Executive Director
A resident of Converse, Katherine E. Silvas is a visionary leader committed to attracting jobs and investment to Converse. Since being named the Executive Director of the City of Converse Economic Development Corporation (Converse EDC) in 2011, her work has resulted in more than $50 million of investments in the community. Under her direction, the Converse EDC has earned the highest levels of recognition by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Active in a number of professional organizations, Kate holds a BA and an MS from Trinity University.
Kat Lindquist

Business Retention and Workforce Manager

Kat Lindquist, Business Retention and Marketing Manager at Converse EDC, is passionate about creating growth opportunities and enhance the quality of life for our Converse residents. Kat Lindquist is committed to both growing and helping our local businesses become more competitive. She has directed a number of learning and networking events throughout the year for local businesses such as B2B breakfast, Converse All Stars, brown bag learning sessions and webinars. Her memberships include numerous economic development and non-profit organizations. She holds a BA and MS from Texas Tech University.

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                                     Executive Assistant

Karen Day joined the team in February of 2016. Karen has extensive experience with organizations including United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, Masters Leadership Program; and SBC (currently AT&T).
As a Converse resident, she is excited to share in the many exciting growth opportunities occurring in Converse!

Christine Pollok

                                      Marketing Specialist

As the newest member of the Converse EDC team, Christine brings our marketing efforts into the digital age and assist in making Converse EDC stand out in the crowd. Christine enjoys taking our information and creating eye-catching and award-winning publications that we distribute to residents and prospects alike. Christine has her Bachelors of Business Administration with the emphasis on Marketing from Texas State University, and is in pursuit of her Master's Degree.