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Cedar Hill Economic Development Team Members


Andy J. Buffington, CEcD, IOM

Interim Director
(972) 291-5132 ext. 4
[email protected]

Andy has served the City of Cedar Hill within Economic Development for 7 years, where he currently serves as Interim Director since April 19, 2021.  He moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth region in November 2014 when he joined the Cedar Hill Economic Development team. His previous position as Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce located in Northwest Louisiana adds 12+ years of experience in the federal, state, local, non-profit, and chamber of commerce sectors.

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


Cheryl Vaughan 

Executive Assistant   
(972) 291-5132 ext. 1
[email protected] 

Cheryl is a long-time resident of Cedar Hill who recently began her career with the City of Cedar Hill in January 2021 where she worked as the IT Administrative Assistant before joining the Economic Development team as Executive Assistant on April 26, 2021.   

She completed the Legal Assistant Certification Program through the University of Texas at Arlington in 1998 and has worked for several large Dallas area law firms.   

Cheryl will be taking over many of the office’s operations, records retention, finance and vendor processing, and special project coordination.  In addition, in June 2021 she will be appointed as Board Secretary of the Economic Development Corporation.  


Louis Castillo

Specialist, habla español
(972) 291-5132 ext. 2
[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 in English and Spanish, Louis continues to translate throughout the city.

As Economic Development Specialist, Louis’s primary duties include Business Retention by visiting business owners, attending the Cedar Hill Business Park Property Owners Association, and helps manage the properties owned by the Economic Development Corporation.