Meet Our Staff


The Copperas Cove EDC is staffed by three; an Executive Director, Assistant Director and an Economic Development Specialist. While they each have different functions, the mission and goal are the same – Copperas Cove!

Jonas Titas
CECD – Executive Director

Prior to joining CCEDC in 2019, Jonas was the Director for Manufacturing and Logistics projects for the Greater Houston Partnership. He was tasked with bringing together numerous local and regional partners to facilitate large, complex projects. Prior to that, Titas was executive director for the Kerr Economic Development Corporation. In 2015, Kerrville won the 2015 Texas Economic Development Council’s Community Economic Development Award, based on work to establish large production facilities in Kerr County. He also spent 5 years with the Tyler Economic Development Council, where he participated in 22 projects that created 931 new jobs, retained 3,095 jobs and invested $171.24mm.

Diane Drussell
Assistant Director

Diane has worked with both private and public companies, for-profit and non-profit, large and small companies. She was able to flourish, grow and take away from each. Diane grew up as an “Army brat” and was often the “new girl” and therefore she isn’t afraid of change. Diane has been with the CCEDC since 2013. She was with the Killeen Chamber of Commerce for almost 7 years prior, working as a business counselor to small businesses. She accepted a newly created position with the CCEDC as the Business Retention and Expansion Professional (BREP). During that time, she worked with start-ups, assisted business owners and opened and managed a successful Entrepreneur Center. Since then, she has been promoted to the new position of Assistant Director and also served as Interim Director for over a year. She has seen many changes in the organization and has worn many hats. This is an organization she has grown with and is proud to be a part of. “The most difficult part thing about economic development is that it does not happen overnight, and most things we do are not “pretty”. While there is no instant gratification in what we do, I am excited in what we are working hard on and what we see coming!”

Brittany Sanders
Economic Development Specialist

“Brittany is a veteran who served six and a half years in the Army. She was born in Philadelphia PA, where she was the youngest of four. After graduating high school, Brittany got married and was stationed in Fort Drum, NY where she and her husband welcomed their first child. After spending five years in NY, Brittany and her family relocated to Fort Hood, TX and later she deployed to Iraq in support of OIR (Operation Inherent Resolved). Soon after returning from Iraq, Brittany knew it was time for a change of scenery and decided it was time to hang up the uniform. She is now a part of the Copperas Cove Economic Development Cooperation as the Economic Development Specialist, where she is looking forward to expanding her knowledge and giving back to the community.

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