Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Chief Rod Carroll, President
Tim Sudela, Vice President/Investment Committee Chair
Jerry Vandervoort, Treasurer/Finance Committee Chair
David Thornhill, Secretary
Gisela Houseman, Audit Committee Chair
Hershel Stagner, Jr., Committee on Directors Chair
Vernon Pierce, Development Committee Chair
Dale Boothman, Scholarship Committee Chair
Eddie Arnold
Pat Avery         
Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce, President and CEO
Slate Babineaux
Air Comfort, Inc., Vice President
A. B. Bernard  
BGI Contractors
Dale Boothman
Edward Jones, Financial Advisor
Jason Bussell            
BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals LLC, Training Coordinator
Nakisha Burns
ExxonMobil, Public and Government Affairs Manager
Chief Rod Carroll       
Vidor Police Department, Chief of Police
Ross Garner
ExxonMobil – Beaumont Chemical Plant Process Manager
Daryl Gilbert, Sr.
Simons Memorial COGIC                                 
Brandon Hebert         
Acadian Ambulance Southeast Texas Division, Director of Operations
Judy Honeycutt
Silsbee ISD, Career & Technical Coordinator
Gisela Houseman
Houseman Development Company, Inc.
Dennis Isaacs
Golden Triangle Business Roundtable, Executive Director
Kathleen Jackson
Texas Water Development Board                                                    
Dr. Joe Keneson
Jeremy Little
Scallon Controls, Vice President of Sales 
Scott McCauley
Jean McFaddin           
Plum Nearly Ranch
Barry Mitchael
Kountze Economic Development Corp., President 
Andy Woods
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Plant Manager
J. Hoke Peacock II    
Orgain, Bell & Tucker LLP                                 
Commissioner Vernon Pierce
Jefferson County, Commissioner Precinct 1  
Micki Carpenter Platt
American Real Estate
Raymond Polk
Port Arthur Independent School District, Director of School to Work                                                                                                          
Jack Provost
City of Sour Lake, City Manager
Mary Ann Reid
Golden Pass LNG, Community Affairs Advisor

Jim Rich           
Southeast Texas Economic Development Foundation, Executive Director
Dean Robinson          
Todd Senters
Baptist Hospitals of SETX, Service Line Administrator                                                                     

Rickey Simmons
Triple S Industrial, Vice President
Mark Skobel
Valero, Plant Manager
Larry Spears
City of Orange, Mayor
Hershel Stagner, Jr.
Orange County Texas, Precinct 1, Justice of the Peace
Tim Sudela                  
American Valve and Hydrant, President
David Thornhill          
Southwest Building Systems; LIT Alumni Association President
Jerry Vandervoort
SpawGlass, Project Executive
Pam Williams
Entergy, Lead Customer Service Manager Eastern Region
Andy Woods
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Plant Manager

Honorary Board Member
Chief Pete Shelton    
Port of Beaumont Board, President; Beaumont Fire & Rescue Chief Emeritus
Lamar Institute of Technology President, Dr. Sydney Valentine
Lamar Institute of Technology Chief Business and Financial Officer, Bonnie Albright