Texas Forts Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Board of Directors

Texas Forts Trail Board of Directors

The Texas Forts Trail is a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 organization and is governed by a regional board of directors comprised of no more than fourteen voting members and no more than fourteen ex offico members.  The Board of Directors is the decision-making entity that facilitates the program strategies of the Texas Forts Trail.  Voting board members are selected by a nomination-by-application process from community leaders within the region.  Board members are elected for a three-year term.  There is a commitment of at leat six board meetings throughout the fiscal year, plus additional time spent working on such issues as historic preservation, economic development, promotion, education and heritage tourism. Applications are available from the Executive Director and Board members.

In recognition of the importance and value of having representation from the historic forts that anchor the Texas Forts Trail and certain other heritage tourism related organizations, the board also has Ex Officio board members.  Ex Officio members are non-voting but bring a depth of knowledge considered critical to our success.

2016-2017 Board of Directors

Voting Members

President - Larry Sanders, Abilene
Vice President - Ramby Anderson, King & Robertson Insurance, Albany
Secretary - Mary Adams, W.K. Gordon Center, Ranger/Thurber
Treasurer - Owen Miller, First Command Financial Services, Breckenridge

Brandon Grebe, New Horizons, Goldthwaite 
James Decker, Shahan, Guerva, Decker & Arrott, P.C., Stamford

Sunni Modawell, Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce, Brownwood
Lynda Pack, Jacksboro Economic Development Corporation, Jacksboro
Dr. Warren Simpson, Angelo State University, San Angelo
Tammie Virden, Ballinger Chamber of Commerce, Ballinger
Marilyn Wheless-Gregory, Menard
Randy Young, Team Financial Strategies, Brady/Abilene

Ex Officio Members

Jim Hammond, Fort Belknap, Graham
Garland and Lana Richards, Fort Chadbourne, Bronte
Bob Bluthardt, Director, Fort Concho National Historic Site, San Angelo
Mitch Baird, Superintendent, Fort Griffin State Historic Site, Albany
Charles Eckert, Fort Mason, Mason
Cody Mobley, Fort McKavett State Historic Site, Fort McKavett
Laura Whitehurst, Fort Phantom Hill, Abilene
Robert Frie, Fort Richardson State Park and Historic Site, Jacksboro
Jeff Salmon, Frontier Texas!, Abilene
Nanci Liles, Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau, Abilene
Pamela Miller, San Angelo Convention & Visitors Burea, San Angelo
Kathy Keane, Texas Midwest Community Network, Abilene

Executive Director

Margaret Ann Hoogstra