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Directors & Staff

THF directors are individuals from across the state who are interested in the preservation of Texas history.  

Board members make an annual financial contribution (allocated to fund THF operations), support fundraising activities, volunteer on committees, and attend quarterly meetings.  Directors and their guests also are invited to quarterly meetings that include behind-the-scene tours throughout the Texas Republic.

If you are interested in becoming a director, please contact the THF office.  Directors from the Panhandle and West Texas are especially needed.


  • Jay Minmier, Fort Worth, Chairman
  • Brian Constanza, Colleyville, Vice President
  • Neill Taylor, Portland, Treasurer
  • Dr. Carol Lipscomb, Ph. D., Fort Worth, Secretary
  • Michael Marchant, Grapevine, Immediate Past Chair

Honorary Directors

  • J.P. Bryan, Houston
  • Sheila Umphrey, Beaumont 


  • Jonathan Allred, Coppell    
  • John Aughinbaugh, Fort Worth    
  • Fred Bangs, Irving    
  • Dr. Robert A. Bettis, Irving     
  • Phil Bolton, Dallas    
  • Shannon Wilson Callewart, Dallas
  • Mark Campbell, Blanco    
  • Sam Coats, Dallas
  • Dallas Cothrum, Dallas     
  • Judy Davis, Elgin    
  • Dr. Frank de la Teja, Ph.D., Austin    
  • Tom C. Doell, Dallas    
  • Marshall J. Doke, Jr., Dallas   
  • Bruce Elsom, Houston
  • Lewis Fisher, San Antonio    
  • Edward Fjordbak, Dallas    
  • Dr. Donald Frazier, Kerrville    
  • Caira Franz, Llano    
  • Barbara Gandy, Nacogdoches    
  • Dr. Glynnis Garry, M.D., Dallas    
  • Jeff Graham, Dallas
  • Michael Graham, Dallas    
  • Eric Griffin, New Braunfels    
  • Lacy Hunt, Austin    
  • Barbara Hunter, Fredericksburg    
  • R.J. Johnson Collins, Uvalde    
  • David Magar, Goodnight
  • Dian Malouf, Dallas    
  • David Martinez, Corsicana  
  • Michael Marz, Dallas 
  • Wiley McIlwain, Riviera    
  • Henry E. Meadows, Jr., Austin      
  • Dr. Tom Middlebrook, Nacogdoches    
  • John Moore, Corpus Christi    
  • Kathy Myers, Dallas    
  • Sue Ann Pemberton, San Antonio    
  • Lee Pfluger, San Angelo
  • Patrick Rayes, Dallas
  • Robert Reichelt, Irving    
  • Sharron Rogers, Grapevine
  • Kelly Rushing, Houston    
  • Michael Sabota, Flint    
  • Lenny Sadler, Amarillo    
  • Bernie Sargent, Panorama Village    
  • Norma Schmelling, Fair Oaks Ranch
  • William J. Sibley, San Antonio    
  • Dian Graves Stai, Fredericksburg     
  • Angela Styles, New Braunfels    
  • Elizabeth Susser, Corpus Christi    
  • MaryLee Taylor, Del Rio    
  • Neill Taylor, Portland    
  • Mark Terry, Kingwood    
  • Ralph Thomas, Houston    
  • John Tillotson, Dallas   
  • Sylvia Tillotson, Dallas
  • Lane Transou, Broaddus    
  • David Tucker, Dallas    
  • Page Tucker, Dallas  
  • Juan Uribe, El Paso
  • Elizabeth Wahlquist, Dallas    
  • Laura Wahlquist Stockdale, Austin 
  • Tim Weil, Dallas
  • Dr. Clark Wernecke, Ph.D., Pflugerville    


David Preziosi, President & CEO
Jennifer Solomon, Operations Director
Ryann Griffin, Grants Director