Our Leadership

Honorary Board Members

Susan G. Baker

Barbara Bush

Pastor Kirbyjon H. Caldwell

Trini Mendenhall

Lester and Sue Smith

Sue Trammell Whitfield

Jeanie Kilroy Wilson

2017 Board of Directors

Karen Ostrum George
President 
Associate
Ralph S. O’Connor & Associates

Mary Axelrad
President Elect/Secretary
Gray Reed & McGraw LLP

Irene Liberatos
First Vice President 

Community Volunteer

Walker Barnett
Second Vice President
Principal/Director
Colliers International

Leslie Forestier
Treasurer

CFO
Houston Zoo

Tom McMahan
Parliamentarian

Attorney at Law

Jackie Phillips
Advisory Board President
Director of Ethics and Compliance
Spectra Energy

Amy Absher
General Manager-Technology, Strategy & Services
Chevron Corporation

Michael S. Alexander
Associate
W.J. Alexander & Associates, P.C.

Mary C. Arnold
Senior Private Banker/Senior VP
Wells Fargo

Kathryn Boatman
Litigation Associate
Andrews Kurth L.L.P.

Beatrice Garza
President and CEO
Association for Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA)

Lynda Hancock
Sr. Commercial Contract Analyst
Discover Producer Services LLP

Courtney Lyons
CFO
Ranger Steel Services

Susan R. Morrison
Community Volunteer

Adele H. Pieper
Community Volunteer

J’Anne Rawson
Community Volunteer

Kay Walther
Partner
Blazek and Vetterling

Meaghan Yorro
Business Integration Leader
Forum Energy Technologies

Advisory Board

Jackie Phillips, President

Charlene Carroll

Jane Cizik

Alden Clark

Donna F. Cole

Shirley Coskey

Melissa Davis

Jim Drew

Deborah Duncan

Bob Dyer

Scott Ensell

Stephan Fairfield

Judy S. Gilbert

Laurie Gutierrez

Janice Hall

Kay Joyce

Mandy Kao

Sippi Khurana

Barbara Kraft

Linda Lewis

Karen Marti

Laura McWilliams

Jane Parker

Gordon Quan

Jo Reid

Sally Reynolds

Diane M. Riley

Bette A. Stead

Heida L. Thurlow

Martha Turner

Susan Walker-Spalding

Hilary Ware