Executive Committee

  • Dr. Shawn Oubre, President
  • Rod Carroll, Vice President
  • Tim Sudela, Treasurer/Finance Committee Chair
  • Pat Avery, Secretary
  • Gisela Houseman, Audit Committee Chair
  • Bessie Chisum, Committee on Directors Chair
  • Commissioner Eddie Arnold, Development Committee Chair
  • Guy Goodson, Investment Committee Chair
  • Raymond Polk, Scholarship Committee Chair
  • Dean Robinson, Immediate Past President


Ashley Alemayehu

ExxonMobil, Public Affairs Manager


Commissioner Eddie Arnold

Jefferson County, Commissioner Precinct 1


Pat Avery

Griffith Mosely Johnson & Associates, Inc., Vice President, Global Business Development


Danny Babineaux

Air Comfort, Inc, President Emeritus


A. B. Bernard

BGI Contractors


Robert Bilnoski

Golden Pass LNG, VP – Human Resources/Public Affairs


Dale Boothman

Edward Jones, Financial Advisor


Jason Bussell

BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals LLC, Training Coordinator


Bryan Canfield

Total Petrochemical Port Arthur Refinery


John Carlson

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., LP, Plant Manager


Rod Carroll

Vidor Police Department, Chief of Police


Alice Cater

Real Estate Broker and Investor


Bessie Chisum

Chisum Resource Management


Greg Gentry

Valero, Plant Manager


Daryl Gilbert, Sr.

Simons Memorial COGIC


Guy Goodson

Germer PLLC


Brandon Hebert

Acadian Ambulance Southeast Texas Division, Director of Operations


Gisela Houseman

Houseman Development Company, Inc.


Kathleen Jackson

Texas Water Development Board


Jean McFaddin

Plum Nearly Ranch


Bill Miller

M & I Electric, Chief Executive Officer


Dr. Shawn Oubre

City of Orange, City Manager


David Parmer

Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas, Chief Executive Officer


J. Hoke Peacock II

Orgain, Bell & Tucker LLP


Vernon Pierce

Entergy-Texas, Director of Customer Service


Micki Carpenter Platt

American Real Estate


Raymond Polk

Port Arthur Independent School District, Director of School to Work


Jim Rich

Southeast Texas Economic Development Foundation, Executive Director


Dean Robinson

State Farm Insurance


Chief Pete Shelton

Port of Beaumont Board, President; Beaumont Fire & Rescue Chief Emeritus


Rickey Simmons

Triple S Industrial, Vice President


Dr. Joel Smith



Hershel Stagner, Jr.

Claybar Funeral Homes, Operations Manager


Tim Sudela

American Valve and Hydrant, President


David Thornhill

Southwest Building Systems; LIT Alumni Association President


Jerry Vandervoort

SpawGlass, Project Executive



  • Lamar Institute of Technology President, Dr. Lonnie Howard
  • Lamar Institute of Technology Vice-President Finance and Operations, Bonnie Albright