• Board of Directors

  • Chairman of the Board 2017 - 2018

    Frank Holmes is in his 15th year as Sam Houston State University’s vice president for university advancement.  The advancement division encompasses the departments of advancement services, alumni relations, development, marketing and communications, and the Sam Houston Memorial Museum.  He oversees a division with 58 full-time staff positions and 35-50 part-time student employees with combined annual expenditures of more than $5 million.

    He previously served as assistant head master for advancement of Christ School, a 117-year-old boarding school for boys in Asheville, NC, director of development at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS, and the head of alumni associations at the University of Houston, The University of Memphis, and Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M Kingsville).  He has been active in the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education has been a presenter or panelist at numerous professional conferences, and he also has conducted consulting for three universities’ alumni associations.

    During his tenure at SHSU, annual private giving has increased from less than $2 million in 2003 to more than $16 million.  The university's first comprehensive fund-raising campaign was completed in August 2010, surpassing the $50 million goal by more than $11 million.  In December 2011, the university received a $25 million commitment, which is the largest in its history.  The university launched its second campaign on January 28, 2017, announcing a $125 million goal.

    Holmes serves on the boards of The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce, The Woodlands Economic Development Partnership, and the Greater Conroe Economic Development Council.  He also serves as SHSU’s representative for the Huntsville-Walker County and Conroe chamber boards.  He and his wife, Dr. Maria Holmes, are communicants of Trinity Episcopal Church in The Woodlands where he serves as a Lay Eucharistic Minister.  She serves on the boards for Trinity Episcopal Day School (TEDS) and The Woodlands Arts Council.

    He is cum laude graduate of The University of Memphis where he received a BA in political science and served as student body president.  Dr. Holmes, a Memphis alumna, holds a doctorate in educational leadership from SHSU and is associate dean of the Sam Houston State Honors College.  They reside in The Woodlands, TX, and have two adult children and three grandchildren.

     


  • Term Expires 2018

  • Monica Bomkamp Enia
    Education for Tomorrow Alliance
    President

  • Stuart Lapp
    Stibbs & Co., P.C., Attorney’s
    Partner

  • Paco Rivera
    Green Bank
    Executive Vice President

  • Josh Urban
    Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital
    CEO

  • Mike Fortner
    Open Door Benefits, LLC
    President

  • Randy Lovelace  Randy Lovelace
    Paragon Independent Insurance Agencies, Inc.
    Owner/Operator

  • Eric Saville
    Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse
    Director of Marketing & Events


  • Term Expires 2019

  • Bob Milner 
    Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands 
    Co-Owner and General Manager 

     

  • Debbie Sukin
    Houston Methodist Woodlands Hospital 
    CEO
     

  • Kristy Villarreal
    Urban Woods Realty
    Broker/Owner
     

  • Dan Altom  
    The Woodlands Young Learners Academy
    Director of Finance
     

  • Dr. Curtis Null
    Conroe I.S.D
    Deputy Superintendent

     

  • Greg Usher
    Cypressbrook Company
    Commercial Brokerage
     

  • Tim Welbes
    The Woodlands Development Co. /
    A Division of Howard Hughes Corporation  
    President

     


  • Term Expires 2020

  • Julie Ambler
    The Woodlands Christian Academy
    Head of School

  • Jeff Garrett
    Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LP
    Assistant General Counsel

  • Michele Kooken
    Strike, LLC
    Marketing Manager

  • Melissa Young
    Corporate Incentives
    President






     

  • Vice Presidents

  • Chairman of the Board

    Frank Holmes
    Sam Houston State University
    Vice President

  • Chairman's Appointment

    Byron Ellis
    United Capital Financial Life Management
    Managing Director

  • Economic Development

    Gil Staley
    The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership
    President & CEO

  • VP Committed Volunteers

    Dan Altom  
    The Woodlands Young Learners Academy
    Director of Finance 
     

  • VP Government Affairs

    Stuart Lapp
    Stibbs & Co., P.C., Attorney’s
    Partner

  • VP Visibility & Image

    Monica Bomkamp Enia
    Education for Tomorrow Alliance
    President

  • Melanie Bush
    Better Bookkeepers
    President

  • Missy Herndon
    Interfaith of The Woodlands
    President

  • Zach Richmond
    Richmond Realty - RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring
    Owner

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  • Vice President & Treasurer

    Angela Strong
    A Strong CPA, LLC
    Owner

  • Immediate Past Chair

    Linda Head
    Lone Star College System
    Associate Vice Chancellor

  • Randy Lovelace VP of Business Opportunities 

    Randy Lovelace
    Paragon Independent Insurance Agencies, Inc.
    Owner/Operator

  • VP Financial Development

    Bob Milner 
    Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands 
    Co-Owner and General Manager 

     

  • VP Legendary Leadership

    Julie Ambler
    The Woodlands Christian Academy
    Head of School

  • Chamber Events

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