Who We Are

Who We Are

Texas is a special place. Even its shape is iconic, serving as a symbol of independence, friendship, strength, pride, risk-taking, firsts and bests. Texas’ self-styled culture is unique in ways that are respected and envied around the world.

Board of Directors

Joe Ables


Marvin Bendele
Michelle Johnson

Executive Director

Associate Producer

Miranda Bolton

Event Chairman

April Braun

Event Chairman Elect

Meredith Hannon

Communications Director

Jason Guest

Fundraising Chairman

April Mitchell

Executive Advisory Board

Terry Boothe
Bill Schneider
Joe D. Sullivan

Advisory Board

Wayne Ahart
Brendon Anthony
Mitch Ballard
Charlie Bauer
Ray Benson
Clay Bradley
Jeff Burns
Keith Carmichael
Terrel Cass
Bob Cole
John Dickson
Brad Douglas
Tim Dubois
David Dunham
Freddy Fletcher
Rick French
Gary Hartman
Bart Herbison
Mason Hunter
Jack Ingram
Gary Keller
Amy King
Bart Knaggs
Bob Lander
Gib Lewis
Connie Nelson
Robert Oermann
Joe Nick Patoski
Turk Pipkin
Edith Royal
Tamara Saviano
Nick Shuley
Red Steagall
Dallas Wayne
Dan Wheelus
Jody Williams

Steering Committee

Kelly Anthony
Suzy Aubert
Jessica Bennett
Jamie Bockius
Amy Chase
Alexis Denny
Christine Duke
Debbie Edmundson
Carolyn Hall
Scott Hester
Shelly Kanter
Ashley Kelm
Amy King
Renee Mitchell
Brandy Morgan
Tisha Moulinet
Kim Pickrell
Cynthia Pittenger
Cyndy Powell
Holly Priestner
Michelle Shillinglaw
Angie Stabeno
Suzanne Starkey