Movers & Shakers: Ralph Kramer

Name: Ralph Kramer

Occupation: Senior credit officer for Icon Bank of Texas and president of Space Center Rotary

Hometown: Dallas

Current home: Pearland

Family: I have been married to my wife, Lori, for 29 wonderful years. Our daughter, Madison, has a B.S. in Visualization (Digital Animation/3-D Art) from Texas A&M (Class of ’16), and is currently working on her Masters at Texas A&M in the same field. Our son, Sam, a sophomore at San Jacinto College, plans to transfer to UHCL next year to study Information Technology. My parents, Bob and Janice Kramer, are retired and still live in the Dallas area

My favorite writer is: George R. R. Martin

Someone I’d like to meet: Tom Hanks

If I could switch places with someone for just one day, I’d choose: Geddy Lee (bass player for Rush) so I could see what is was like to play in front of 15,000 screaming fans.

My favorite performers are: Rush, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Johnson, Marc Broussard, Mingo Fishtrap, The Steel Woods, Blackberry Smoke, The Eagles, The Police

I like to spend my leisure time: With my family, DIY projects and playing my bass guitar

If I could travel any place, I’d go to: New Zealand

My favorite meal is: Filet Mignon at Killen’s Steakhouse, with cream corn, sautéed mushrooms, and bread pudding.

As a youngster, I wanted to grow up to be: A musician

You’ll never catch me: Breaking 90 in a round of golf (unless you are only counting the front nine)

The thing that bugs me the most is: Inconsiderate people

My favorite movie is: I couldn’t single out one, but three favorite movies I will always watch if they are on (in no particular order) are That Thing You Do, Shawshank Redemption and Dances with Wolves.

Few people know: I learned how to “eat fire” as part of my role in the musical “Forever Plaid” at College of the Mainland.

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