Meet our Staff

The economic development staff of the Dumas Economic Development Corporation is proud to provide economic development services and support to Dumas and Moore County, Texas. We are an experienced team of your own with an ability to deliver rapid services & assistance to optimizing your Dumas, Texas location. Please feel free to contact us at 806-934-3332 or toll free at 877-934-33322 with any questions you might have.

Michael Running

Executive Director

Mike has been the Executive Director for the Dumas EDC since 2008. He has more than 20 years of business and local public service experience spanning two decades with positions in law enforcement, fire service, city management and economic development. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico, is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Economic Development Institute, and possesses numerous certificates and accolades. Mike is a successful business owner and has a unique ability to find solutions and creative options in expanding the plans of each of the Dumas EDC prospects and existing local firms.

Spencer McElhannon

Business Facilitator

Spencer has been working with the Dumas EDC since 2015. Spencer is co-owner of Leading EDG, an entrepreneur development group contracted by the Dumas EDC to provide business facilitation assistance for our community. Spencer is tasked to coach and consult with business people in managing, operating, and financing small businesses. Spencer has been an entrepreneur for the past 30 years. His background includes experience in light manufacturing, personal and professional services, technology, oil & gas, and agriculture. Over the past two decades, Spencer has built businesses in Texas, Colorado, New York, Tennessee, California and the Eastern Caribbean. Spencer, along with two partners, was recognized by INC. Magazine as one of the “INC. 500” – a national ranking of the 500 fasting growing private companies in America. Spencer is a graduate of Baylor University.

Bethany Salcido

Executive Assistant