Our Dedicated Team
Director, Strategic Initiatives
Manager, Strategic Initiatives
Board of Directors
George A. DeMontrond, III
President, DeMontrond Automotive Group, Inc.
Eugene H. Vaughan
Chairman and CEO, Vaughan Investments, LP
Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Hawaiian Electric Industries
Vice President, Human Resources, U.S. Operations, Shell Oil Company
Brent A. Benoit
Vice President, Internal Audit and Chief Compliance Officer, National Oilwell Varco
Chief Financial Officer, Marine Well Containment Company
VP Mass Retention Sales, Reliant, an NRG Company
Managing Partner, Local Capital Partners
President, Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C.
Karen Otazo Hofmeister, Ph.D.
Managing Director, Global Leadership Network
Executive Vice President and Division Manager, Commercial Banking, Wells Fargo
Harris “Shrub” Kempner, Jr.
President, Kempner Capital Management, Inc.
Stephen Klineberg, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology, Rice University; Founding Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
President and CEO, Marek Companies
President - Houston Division, H-E-B Grocery Company, LP
Managing Partner, McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy, LLP
Executive Director and CEO, Child Advocates of Fort Bend
Former Chairman and CEO, BBVA Compass
Y. Ping Sun
University Representative, Rice University and Attorney at Law, Yetter & Coleman, LLP
Chief Government Relations Officer, Memorial Hermann Health System
Ex- Officio Members
President and CEO,
Greater Houston Partnership
President and CEO, BLUE LANCE
President, The Friedkin Group
Norton Rose Fulbright, LLP
E. William Barnett
Retired, Baker Botts, LLP
Camden Property Trust
JPMorgan Chase Bank Texas
Baker Botts, LLP
Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation
Employment & Training Centers, Inc.
The Honorable Ed Emmett
C. Richard Everett
Retired Partner now Senior Counsel, Bracewell, LLP
Roger Galatas Interests
Harry Gee, Jr.
Harry Gee, Jr. and Associates
George Y. Gonzalez
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Thomas D. Gros
Retired, NRG Energy and NRG Solutions
Citizens for Affordable Energy
Ned S. Holmes
Allen Boone Humphries Robinson, LLP
Access Data Supply, Inc.
John Mendelsohn, M.D.
Khalifa Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy
SLM Discovery Ventures
John L. Nau, III
Silver Eagle Distributors, LP
James R. Royer
AECOM Technology Corp.
Statesman Business Advisors, LLC
Bruce Coulson Tough
Tough Law Firm, PLLC
The Honorable Sylvester Turner
City of Houston
The Honorable Bill White
Former Mayor - City of Houston now Senior Advisor and Chairman of Houston Banking, Lazard Freres & Co
Retired, Houston Wilderness