The University of Houston’s Board of Visitors (BoV) is a leadership group of private sector opinion leaders and University advocates that serves to advance the University of Houston and improve the University’s image in Houston and throughout the region. BoV members represent a broad array of expertise, interests and connections and serve as ambassadors and strategic partners for the University.
Following are the board’s current members:
John T. McNabb, II - Board Chair
Chairman, Corporate Finance, Duff and Phelps Corporation; Chairman of the Board, Willbros Group
Marvin E. Odum, III - Vice Chair *
President/Upstream America Director, Shell Oil Company
Founder/President, CNA Metals, Inc.
Dina Al-Sowayel, Ph.D. *
Professor and Associate Director, Women’s Studies, University of Houston
Robert L. Bartkowiak, Jr. *
Senior Vice President, D. E. Shaw & Co., L. P.
Jeffery O. Beauchamp *
The Honorable Nelda Luce Blair *
President, The Blair Law Firm, P.C.
J. Downey Bridgwater *
President, Houston Market, Comerica Bank
John Butler, Jr.
Chairman, J. R. Butler & Co.
Richard J. Campo
Chairman and CEO, Camden Property Trust
The Honorable John T. Cater
Director, Compass Bank
Fred S. Couples *
President, Couples Bates Golf Design Group
James R. Crane
Chairman, Houston Astros
Cheryl D. Creuzot, CFP®, J.D., LL.M., M.B.A. *
President and CEO, Wealth Development Strategies
Lily Chen Foster *
William Granville, III
CEO & Managing Member, Granville Financial Group
C. Gregory Harper *
President, Gas Pipelines & Processing, Enbridge Inc.
Elvin Hayes *
President, Legend Associates
Richard "Racehorse" Haynes *
Attorney, Richard Haynes & Associates PC
Christopher A. Helms
Founder and CEO, US Shale Energy Advisors LLC
Former Vice Chairman, Hilton Hotels Corporation
The Honorable William P. Hobby
37th Lieutenant Governor of Texas; Hobby Communications
The Reverend William A. Lawson
Pastor Emeritus, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church
Carl Lewis *
President and CEO, Carl Lewis Entertainment Group
Glenn T. Lilie *
G. Terrell Ventures, Inc.
Wayne Luckett *
President & CEO, Branwar Wine Distributing Co.
Frederick R. Lummis, II
Chairman and CEO, Platform Partners LLC.
Pershant Mehta *
President, Genesis Brands
Jack B. Moore *
Chairman of the Board, Cameron
The Honorable Michele “Mica” Mosbacher *
Honorary Consul General of Iceland
Laura G. Murillo, Ed. D. *
President and CEO, Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Marvin D. Nathan *
President, Nathan Sommers Jacobs
John L. Nau, III
Chairman, President and CEO, Silver Eagle Distributors, Inc.
Community Volunteer and Arts Patron
Chris J. Pappas
CEO, Pappas Restaurants Inc.
Richard Rawson *
Dominique Sachse *
News Anchor, KPRC TV 2
Darryl A. Schroeder *
Lonestar Energy Fabrication
Greg Shoemaker *
VP Procurement, Hewlett Packard Company
Steve D. Stephens *
President, Amegy Corporation
President and Founder, SagaCity Media, Inc.
Daryl Wilkerson *
Vice President of Support Services, University of Chicago Medicine
Floyd C. Wilson *
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Halcón Resources Corporation
Starlet H. Agrella *
Chair, UHAA; Corporate Financial Services Planning and Development Manager - Controller's Global Knowledge Manager, Exxon Mobil Corporation
Deborah S. Bernay, O.D. *
President, University of Houston Foundation for Education and Research in Vision, Inc.
John A. Clarke *
Immediate Past Chair, University of Houston Alumni Association; Senior Vice President, Integrity Bank
Jeff C. Dodd *
President, University of Houston Law Foundation; Attorney, Andrews Kurth, LLP
Fermeen Fazal *
Secretary, University of Houston Alumni Association; Attorney, Gibbs and Bruns, LLP
Matthew Houston *
President, University of Houston Athletics Foundation; Senior Vice President, Wunderlich Securities, Inc.
Andrew T. Gardener, CFP®
Director, Houston Public Media Foundation; President, Tanglewood Legacy Advisors, LLC
R. Charles Kuriger, IV *
President and Chairman, University of Houston College of Business Foundation; President, Advantage Life USA Inc.
Joe Pogge *
Chair-Elect, University of Houston Alumni Association; Principal/CEO, Strike Marketing
The Honorable Leonard Rauch
Chairman, University of Houston Foundation
Lisa Trapani Shumate
Executive Director and General Manager, Houston Public Media
Trey Wilkinson *
Treasurer, University of Houston Alumni Association; President and CEO, Trinity Legacy Partners, LLC
For more information on the University of Houston’s Board of Visitors email BoVcontact@uh.edu or call 713.743.8362.
* University of Houston Alumni