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 multiple committees, including as Division Vice Chairman of the Transportation Committee and Vice Chairman of the Communications Special Services 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 the 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 38), Leadership Katy (Class 1), Texas A&M Forest Service Leadership Institute (Class 2), and is a current participant of the American Leadership Forum (Class 56). 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 & Communications 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



WHA Fellows

This program provides college and graduate students the opportunity to spend a year learning about a set of challenges facing the Greater West Houston region and engaging with those challenges head on. Each fellow will serve side-by-side with a WHA committee, attending meetings and participating in discussions in the same way our industry leader members do. The program will be starting in January 2023. For more information please contact Alan Steinberg, 



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