NEDC Executive Director

Executive Director - Kay DeCuir

Memberships and Organizations 

  • Graduate of Leadership Southeast Texas 2019  
  • Nederland ISD School Board President 2015-2016
  • Nederland ISD School Board Vice-President 2014-2015, 2017-2018, 2018-2019
  • Nederland ISD School Board Secretary 2013-2014
  • Nederland ISD School Board Member, 2011- present
  • Texas Association of School Boards, 2011- present
  • National Association of School Boards 2016-present
  • Southeast  Texas Economic Development Foundation Board Member
  • Regional Economic Development Initiative Chair
  • Nederland Education Foundation Board Member 2014-present
  • Nederland Rotary Club Board Member 2013-present
  • Nederland Rotary Club President Elect- 2021
  • United Way of Mid and South Jefferson County Board Member, 2013-present
  • Texas Real Estate Broker, 2009- present
  • Nederland Chamber of Commerce, Business, 2013-present
  • Nederland Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Committee
  • Advisory Board Member of SMORE, Single Moms Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, and Empowered- 2011-present
  • Management Development Advisory Committee Member, Lamar Institute of Technology, 2013 present
  • Advisory Board Member, Lamar Institute of Technology, Business Development, 2013-present
  • Advisory Board Member, Lamar Institute of Technology, Child Development, 2011-2013
  • Member of Texas Economic Development Council, 2013-present
  • Member of International Economic Development Council, 2013-present
  • Member of Texas Real Estate Commission, 2007- present
  • Member of National REALTORS Association, 2007-present
  • Member of Mid-County Board of REALTORS, 2007-present
  • Member of Beaumont Board of REALTORS, 2007- present
  • Women’s Council of Realtors, 2011-present
  • First Baptist Church, 1983-present (serves on numerous Boards)
  • International Feed the Children Mission

Kay DeCuir is the Executive Director of the Nederland Economic Development Corporation.  She enjoys spending time with her family and stays very busy volunteering and going to school to further her education.  Kay loves being a KK to her first grandchild Matthew.  A life-long resident of Nederland, Kay is married to Bruce DeCuir who has been employed with Nederland Independent School District for 38 years.  

Kay has two children.  Her daughter, Kasey Tanner-Vernon, works for Texas Children’s Hospital/Clinic in Katy, Texas.  Her son, Dr. Kirby Tanner, is a Chiropractor at HealthSource Chiropractic in Nederland, Texas.  Kay is the owner/broker of DeCuir Properties, LLC in Nederland and brings a vast knowledge of real estate experience to the Nederland EDC.  

Kay has worked more than 34 years in the field of Education.  She is the former Executive Director of the Shorkey Center in Beaumont, Texas.  Prior to leading the Shorkey Center, Kay worked at the University of Texas in Austin as an Administrator for Public School Initiatives.  


  • Graduate of University of Oklahoma, The Resilience Development Institute (2015)
  • Graduate of Community Development Institute Year 1 (2015)
  • Graduate of University of Oklahoma, Economic Development Institute (2014)
  • Graduate of Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, Masters in Education (2009)
  • Graduate of Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, B.S. Elementary Education and Generic Special Education K-12 (1985)
  • Tomball College, Texas Real Estate Broker License (2009)
  • Tomball College, Texas Real Estate License (2006)
  • Graduate of Nederland High School, Nederland, Texas (1981)