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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.

2017-2018 Board of Directors

Voting Members

President - Tammie Virden, Ballinger Chamber of Commerce, Ballinger
Vice President - Ramby Anderson, King & Robertson Insurance, Albany
Secretary - Mary Adams, W.K. Gordon Center, Ranger/Thurber
Treasurer - Owen Miller, XEO Wealth Planning, Breckenridge
Immediate Past President - Larry Sanders, Supreme Energy Co., Abilene

Jimi Coplen, Development Corporation of Haskell, Haskell
James Decker, Shahan, Guerva, Decker & Arrott, P.C., Stamford

Brandon Grebe, New Horizons, Goldthwaite 
Mary Griffis, Coleman Chamber of Commerce, Coleman
Jenea Knight, Graham Chamber of Commerce, Graham
Sunni Modawell, Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce, Brownwood
Dr. Warren Simpson, Angelo State University, San Angelo
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, Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, San Angelo
Mitch Baird, 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
Terry and CeeCee Kelley, Presidio de San Saba Restoration Corporation, Menard
Jeff Salmon, Frontier Texas!, Abilene
Nanci Liles, Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau, Abilene
Diann Bayes, San Angelo Convention & Visitors Bureau, San Angelo
Kathy Keane, Texas Midwest Community Network, Abilene/San Angelo
 

Executive Director

Margaret Ann Hoogstra