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Cedar Hill Economic Development Team Members


Kim M. Buttram, CEcD

Economic Development Director
(972) 291-5132 ext. 5
[email protected]


Cedar Hill Announces New Economic Development Director

March 5, 2020


Andy J. Buffington, CEcD, IOM

Business Marketing and Research Manager
(972) 291-5132 ext. 4
[email protected]

Andy Buffington graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, and a Master's Degree in Business Administration concentrated in marketing research.  He holds a professional certification from the United States Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organizational Management program (IOM) and most recently received his professional certification through the International Economic Development Council Certified Economic Developer program (CEcD).

Andy moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth area in November of 2014 to begin working for the Cedar Hill EDC.  Before that, he served as the Vice President of Marketing and Communications at the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce located in Shreveport, Louisiana.  

Louis P. Castillo

Executive Assistant and Special Projects Coordinator
(972) 291-5132 ext. 1
[email protected]

Louis started with the City of Cedar Hill in 2009. Before joining the Economic Development department in 2012 as Executive Assistant, he worked in Municipal Court, Utility Billing, and Human Resources.  Being bilingual - fluent in Spanish - Louis continues to translate throughout the city. 

In addition to Executive Assistant, he holds the titles of Special Projects Coordinator in 2015 as well as Secretary for the Economic Development Corporation and the Cedar Hill Business Park Property Owners Association. 

Louis’ primary duties include managing the office needs, record retention, processes department invoices and is the liaison for the Finance department. He also helps to manage the properties owned by the Economic Development Corporation.