WHA’s Board of Directors

Officers & Executive Committee

Chairman of the Board

Marlene Gafrick
Director of Planning
MetroNational

Vice Chairman of the Board

Lee C. Lennard
President & CEO
BGE, Inc.

Secretary

Alia Vinson
Partner
ABHR, LLP

Treasurer

Rainer Ficken
Executive VP – MPC Development
Caldwell Companies

At-Large Member

Rob Bamford
General Manager – Cross Creek Ranch
Johnson Development Corp.

At-Large Member

Mark Kilkenny
Vice President of Development
Twinwood

At-Large Member

Jim Russ
Senior Principal
EHRA Engineering

 


Board of Directors

Todd Burrer
Vice President – Texas MUDs
Inframark

Carolyn Wolff Dorros
Executive Vice President
Wolff Companies

 

David Hightower
Executive Vice President
Midway Companies

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Dick Phillips
Associate Vice Provost
University of Houston

 

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Tim Buscha
President & CEO
IDS Engineering

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Steve Sams
Senior VP – MPC Residential
Howard Hughes Corporation


Advisory Board

Andrea French, Scenic Houston
Deborah January-Beavers, Houston Wilderness
Richard Johnson, Rice University
Mary Anne Piacentini, Coastal Prairie Conservancy
Dietrich von Biedenfeld, University of Houston – Downtown
Tim Early, Texas A&M University

Emeritus Directors

Joe B. Allen, Allen, Boone, Humphries, Robinson LLP
Jim Boone, Allen, Boone, Humphries, Robinson LLP
Fred Caldwell, Caldwell Companies
Bradley Freels, Midway Companies
Ned Holmes, Ned S. Holmes Investments, Inc
Peter Houghton, Rooted Development*
Jim Jard, MetroNational*
Bob Jones, Jones Engineering Solutions
Jack Linville, PGAL
Walt Mischer, Jr.Mischer Investments
Ted Nelson, Newland Communities*
David Ramsey, NewQuest Properties
David Wolff, Wolff Companies*

* Past Board Chair


Past Chairman of the Board of Directors

2022 – Current     Marlene Gafrick, MetroNational
2019 – 2021          Heath Melton, Howard Hughes Corporation
2016 – 2018          John S. Moody Sr., Parkside Capital
2013 – 2015          Peter Houghton, Howard Hughes Corporation
2012                       Joel Marshal, Marshall Investments LLC
2009 – 2011          David Hightower, Wolff Companies
2006 – 2008         Mark Kilkenny, Mischer Investments
2003 – 2005         Ted Nelson, Newland Communities
2001 – 2002          Lynn Grafing, Conoco Phillips
1997 – 2000          C. Harold Wallace, Consultant
1993 – 1996           Jim Jard, MetroNational
1989 – 1992          Guy Harrel, Savoy Group
1986 – 1989          Billy Burge, Ayrshire Corporation
1979 – 1985          David Wolff, Wolff Companies   (Founding Director)