Staff

Alan Steinberg
President/CEO
West Houston Association
820 Gessner, Suite 1310 | Houston, TX 77024
713.673.8310
alan@westhouston.org

BIO

Alan Steinberg, PhD, is the incoming President/CEO of the West Houston Association. He is coming from Rice University where he serves as an Associate Director of Houston Programs and Partnerships within the Center for Civic Leadership. In that position he leads the Houston Action Research Teams (HART) and coordinates assessment for programs center-wide. Previously, he served as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science and as a member of the Center for the Study of Disasters and Emergency Management at Sam Houston State University. Alan is actively involved with multiple committees of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, volunteers with the American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast Region, serves on the advisory committee for Plant It Forward Farms, the NEXTGen Leadership Committee for the Holocaust Museum Houston and is an associate with Duncan College at Rice University.

Alan holds a Ph.D and a M.A. in Political Science from the University of Houston, a M.S. in Defense Strategic Studies from Missouri State University, a Graduate Certificate in International Affairs from Bush School of Public Service and a B.S. in Psychology from Texas A&M University. He is currently a Leadership Houston Fellow in Class XXXVIII.


Lawanda Maxwell
Communications and Outreach Manager
West Houston Association
820 Gessner, Suite 1310 | Houston, TX 77024
713.673.8310
lawanda@westhouston.org

BIO

Lawanda Maxwell, MBA is a resourceful marketing and communications professional with over 9 years of experience. She earned her Master’s in Business Administration from Texas Woman’s University and studied Communications and Psychology in her undergraduate years. Lawanda is also an educator with a passion for community-based initiatives, recently awarded an Adjunct Excellence Award for her contributions at Lone Star College. She has successfully led campaigns for a variety of causes, to include: Hurricane Harvey, Breast Cancer, and Veteran Assistance.


Jennifer Boggs
Director of Programming and Operations
West Houston Association
820 Gessner, Suite 1310 | Houston, TX 77024
713.673.8310
Jennifer@westhouston.org

BIO

Jennifer Boggs, J.D., joined WHA in July. Jennifer is originally from Houston and has most recently been in Austin working for Whole Foods and Amazon. She brings years of experience in non-profit development; she has knowledge of events, policy, and business.