Alan Steinberg
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Alan Steinberg, Ph.D. is a passionate civic leader with the desire to improve the Houston community through education, advocacy, and civic action by connecting people who can turn challenges into opportunities. Alan serves as the President/CEO of the West Houston Association working with industry leaders who collaborate, educate and advocate to improve the quality of life, experience, and opportunity for 2,000,000+ people who live, work and play across the 1,000 sq mile Greater West Houston region. 

Before coming to the West Houston Association, Alan served as Associate Director of Houston Programs and Partnerships within Rice University’s Center for Civic Leadership leading the Houston Action Research Teams, which are groups of undergraduate students working with local community partners to address issues facing the city and it’s residents. Prior to Rice, Alan served as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX, teaching courses on U.S. & Texas government, public policy, statistics and research design, while conducting research on social media and political engagement.

Most likely found wearing boots and a cowboy hat, Alan is very engaged with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, currently serving on eight committees, including as Vice Chairman of both the Transportation Committee and the Houston General Go Texan Committee. Additionally, Alan serves as a Mayoral appointee to the City of Houston’s Clean City Commission, as well as on the board of directors of the Memorial Management District, Harris County MUD 500, Leadership Houston, Plant It Forward Farms, Keep Houston Beautiful, and on the NEXTGen Leadership Committee for the Holocaust Museum Houston. Alan also volunteers with the American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast Region, the HAY Center for foster youth, the Alief Super Neighborhood Council, and serves on the Advisory Council for University of Houston – Katy, UH Victoria’s Business School, and Volunteer Houston.

A strong believer in education and lifelong learning, Alan holds a Ph.D and a M.A. in Political Science from the University of Houston, an EMBA from the Quantic School of Business and Technology, a M.S. in Defense and Strategic Studies from Missouri State University, a Graduate Certificate in International Affairs from the Bush School of Public Service, and a B.S. in Psychology from Texas A&M University. Alan is an alumni of Leadership Houston (Class XXXVIII), and is currently part of both the inaugural Leadership Katy cohort and the second cohort of the Texas A&M Forest Service Leadership Institute. He is always ready to work with others to make Houston an increasingly better place to live, work and play.

Jennifer Boggs
Director of Programming and Operations
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Jennifer Boggs, J.D., is a committed and driven equity and community-minded advocate, researcher, editor, project manager, and recovering attorney. She brings over 20 years of experience to inform, collaborate and create initiatives in the community to create and enhance quality of life across all walks of society. She has worked with both public and private sector organizations including the Federal District Court – Western District of Texas, Midland/Odessa Division, Angelo State University, Hospice of San Angelo, Whole Foods Market Global, and Amazon with a few local and statewide campaigns in between to bring stakeholders together to find and implement collaborative solutions to pressing challenges.


Jennifer earned her Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2008 and has a B.A. in Political Science with focuses on History and Psychology. She serves as the Director of Programming and Operations for the West Houston Association where she works with members and community stakeholders to collaborate, educate and advocate for a continued improved quality of life for the 2 million + people that live in Greater West Houston. She is an alumni of the West Houston Leadership Institute. She serves on the board of Today’s Youth where she also chairs the Governance Committee. She may also be found volunteering for WHLI’s fundraising committee, Plant-it-Forward, or the League of Women Voters.




Ryann Mahoney
Events & Communication Coordinator
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Ryann Mahoney is an ardent communication specialist with experience in non-profit organizations, public relations, social media marketing, and event coordinating. She aims to use her expertise within organizations to facilitate success, partner with others to turn obstacles into opportunities, and create meaningful connections and relationships.  

Ryann received her BA in Communication Studies from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi in 2021 and volunteers at Keep Houston Beautiful as the social media coordinator. Ryann was born and raised in West Houston and seeks to create the same fond memories she has for other families in the beautiful growing community of Greater West Houston




Jennifer Moreno
Spring/Summer 2022 Intern
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Jennifer Moreno is a third-year student at the University of Houston majoring in political science. As part of her degree program, she will be interning at the West Houston Association for the Spring 2022 semester. Jennifer plans to attend law school after finishing her degree and looks forward to gaining experience in the nonprofit sector.

Jennifer has experience working as a personal assistant for the past five years and consulting on social media for a small business. She is passionate about family law issues and volunteers with the CASA organization as a court appointed advocate for children in foster care. Jennifer graduated with her Associates of Science from Lonestar College in 2020.



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West Houston Association
820 Gessner, Suite 1310
Houston, TX 77024