2015 Economic Alliance Boards Announced

2014 Economic Alliance staff. From left to right: Michelle Hundley, VP of Public Affairs; Marie McDermott, VP of Business Development; Chad Burke, President/CEO; Marisela Cantu, Event & Membership Services Coordinator; Bridget Yeary, Administrative & Financial Manager; and Tamara Nicholl-Smith, Director of Communications.

2014 Economic Alliance staff. From left to right: Michelle Hundley, VP of Public Affairs; Marie McDermott, VP of Business Development; Chad Burke, President/CEO; Marisela Cantu, Event & Membership Services Coordinator; Bridget Yeary, Administrative & Financial Manager; and Tamara Nicholl-Smith, Director of Communications.

The Economic Alliance would like to announce our 2015 Executive Board and Board of Directors and take this time to thank the Bay Area Houston region for their support of our organization. This is an amazing time to be living and working where we are today!  With the onset of the shale gas revolution and the manufacturing it brings to the Houston Ship Channel region, we have more opportunities to enhance this region than ever before.  As tens of thousands of jobs are created over the next decade and billions of dollars are spent to grow our petrochemical industry, our cities, schools, colleges, and county, have the chance to make decisions on improvements and growth related projects that will ripple across the next 30 years.  Just as 100 years ago, when our leaders had the vision to build a 52 mile-long ship channel that established one of the nation’s greatest cities, it is our time to be bold and embrace projects that our children and their children will look back on in appreciation of the foresight and courage that was displayed in this decade.  We look forward to a bountiful and exciting 2015!

2015 Executive Board

Karen Gregory, CenterPoint Energy, Chairman

Dr. Brenda Hellyer, San Jacinto College, Immediate Past Chairman

Lawrence Waldron, Vopak, Treasurer

Jim Griffin, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, Inc., Secretary

Steve Cote, Brady, Chapman & Holland, Vice Chairman

Randy Boeding, R. Boeding Group, LLC, Vice Chairman

Bary Klein, Shell Deer Park, Vice Chairman

Mayor Tom Reid, City of Pearland, Advisory

2015 Elected Board

Private Companies

Rudy Beeching, IberiaBank

Roger Blackburn, The Infinity Group

Thomas Brinsko, BIC Alliance

Tom Brosig, BBVA Compass

Dr. Dennis Brown, Lee College

Tim Buscha, IDS Engineering

Kristi Claypool, Meador Staffing

Randy Drake, The Drake Companies

Art Garza, East Houston Regional Medical  Center
Janet Gonzales, Amegy Bank

Roger Gossett, JV Driver

Dr. Allatia Harris, San Jacinto College District

Javier Infante, Tolunay-Wong Engineers, Inc.

Traci L. Koenig, Hale-Mills Construction, Ltd.

Bubba Levy, Choice Energy Services

Douglas Mathera, LyondellBasell

Keith Miceli, PKF Texas

Katherine Mitchum, ODIN, LTD

Kevin Morley, Frost Bank

Captain Mike Morris, Houston Pilots

Natalie Picha, The Royal Group at Merrill Lynch

Alix Fox Ramos, Qualified Properties, Inc.

Chuck Rice, Gulf Winds International, Inc.

Erich Stolz, The Mundy Companies

Ryan Taylor, T & T Construction

Connie Tilton, ExxonMobil

Buddy Tucker, Hunter Buildings

Barbara Walling, Neighbors Emergency Center

Ben Westcott, Andrews Myers, PC

Beth Williams, TechTrans International

Dennis Winkler, Winkler Public Relations

Cities, Chambers &
Elected/Appointed Officials

Commissioner Jack Morman
Harris County – Precinct 2

Commissioner Roy Mease
Port of Houston Authority

Mayor Stephen Don Carlos
City of Baytown

Mayor Jerry Mouton
City of Deer Park

Mayor Esmeralda Moya
City of Galena Park

Mayor Ana Diaz
City of Jacinto City

Mayor Louis R. Rigby
City of La Porte

Mayor Michel Bechtel
City of Morgan’s Point

Mayor Johnny Isbell
City of Pasadena

Mayor Tom Reid
City of Pearland

Mayor Glenn Royal
City of Seabrook

Mayor Rick Moses
City of Shoreacres

Mayor Joe Soto
City of South Houston

Tracey Wheeler
Baytown Chamber of Commerce

Tim Culp
Deer Park Chamber of Commerce

Suzan Deison
Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of
Commerce

Jim Wadzinski
Highlands-Lynchburg
Chamber of Commerce

Frances Castaneda Dyess
Houston East End
Chamber of Commerce

Colleen Hicks
La Porte/Bayshore
Chamber of Commerce

Margie Buentello
North Channel Area
Chamber of Commerce

Cristina Womack
Pasadena Chamber of Commerce

Robert Merino
Pasadena Hispanic Business Council

Judy Wingo
North Pasadena Business Association

Carol Artz-Bucek
Pearland Area Chamber of Commerce

Sally Mitchell
South Belt – Ellington Chamber of Commerce

Jo Ann Parish
South Houston Chamber of Commerce

Paul Chavez
Seabrook EDC

One Comment to “2015 Economic Alliance Boards Announced”

  1. Sal Bhakta says:

    Hello,

    I would like to inquire about joining the economic alliance board. I would appreciate any correspondence in restarts to joining.

    Thank you

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