Stacy Thibodeaux – Owner, Fantastic Sams – Arbor Park

Vice Chair
Marlee Kutzer – Assistant Vice President, Business Banking, Amegy Bank

Matthew Lawrence – Vice President, Capital Markets, Howard Energy Partners

John Luce, PE, COL. (RET) – President, Orion Construction Co., Inc.


Jason Arechiga
Senior Vice President,The NRP Group, LLC.

Duane Bunce
Senior Business Group Counsel, Zachry Industrial, Inc.

Sharon Carlson
Comal County

Elissa LoCoco
VP of RIA Operations & Sr. Research Associate, TLWM

Mari Mitchell
Realtor/Broker, Mitchell Realty

Dr. Rayford Mitchell
Family Practitioner and Medical Director, Atascosa Health Center

Jay Podjenski  
Director, Strategic Initiatives and Community Development, South Texas Blood & Tissue Center

Oliva Ortiz
CEO & President, Burnt Nopal

Sandra Salinas
HR Coordinator, The Law Office of George Salinas, PLLC

Sean Sparks
Vice President of Business Development, Ageless Living Home Health

Marcel Theriot
Senior Vice President of Finance, Generations Federal Credit Union

Kimberly Ury
Senior Manager Product Supply, Valero

Immediate Past Chairman of the Board
Pallavi Chintapalli Nemani – Attorney

President’s Council
Richard M. Byrd – Community Member
Craig Donegan – Ph.D., Manager, Donco Investments, Inc.
D’Ann Harper – Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper Realtors
Gregory Hudspeth, Ph.D. –  Associate Professor Department of Social Science, St. Phillips College
Craig A. Stanich – Vice President Intermediate Feedstocks & Fuel Oil Marketing, Valero
Juli Henderson – Owner and Operator, JH Voice Studio


President & CEO
Elyse A. Bernal