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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 Tina Kinser.   Directors from the Panhandle and West Texas are especially needed.

Officers

  • Bruce Elsom, Houston, Chairman
  • Michael Marchant, Grapevine, President
  • Sylvia Tillotson, Dallas, Vice President
  • Patrick O. Rayes, Dallas, Treasurer
  • Laura Wahlquist Stockdale, Dallas, Secretary

Honorary Directors

  • J.P. Bryan, Houston
  • Red McCombs, San Antonio
  • Sheila Umphrey, Beaumont
  • Walter Umphrey, Beaumont

Directors

  • Jonathan Allred, Coppell
  • John Aughinbaugh, Fort Worth
  • Fred Bangs, Irving
  • Robert A. Bettis, Irving
  • Patrick J. Biggins, Corpus Christi
  • Shannon Wilson Callewart, Dallas
  • Sam Coats, Dallas
  • R.J. Johnson Collins, Uvalde
  • Brian P. Costanza, Colleyville
  • Judy Davis, Elgin
  • Frank de la Teja, Ph.D., Austin
  • Patrick DePole, Frisco
  • Tom C. Doell, Dallas
  • Marshall J. Doke, Jr., Dallas, Chairman Emeritus
  • Lewis Fisher, San Antonio
  • Caira Franz, Llano
  • Donald Frazier, Ph. D., Kerrville
  • Don B. Frost, San Antonio
  • Barbara Gandy, Nacogdoches
  • Eric Griffin, New Braunfels
  • Stephen L. Hardin, Ph.D., Abilene
  • Kay Hindes, Pleasanton
  • Barbara Hunter, Fredericksburg
  • Ele Jordan, Dripping Springs
  • Carol Lipscomb, Ph.D., Fort Worth
  • David Magar, Claude
  • Dian Malouf, Dallas
  • David Martinez, Corsicana
  • Henry E. Meadows, Jr., Austin
  • John B. Meadows, Austin
  • Tom Middlebrook, M.D., Nacogdoches
  • John Moore, Corpus Christi
  • Kathy Myers, Dallas
  • Sue Ann Pemberton, FAIA, San Antonio
  • Lee Pfluger, San Angelo
  • Margaret Purvis, Midland
  • Kenneth Raney, Richardson
  • Kelly Rushing, Houston
  • Bernie Sargent, El Paso
  • Billye Proctor Shaw, Abilene
  • William J. Sibley, San Antonio
  • Julie DeWees Sparks, Houston
  • Michael Sparks, Houston
  • Dian Graves Stal, Fredericksburg
  • William E. Strother, Dallas
  • Angela Styles, Washington, D.C.
  • Elizabeth Susser, Corpus Christi
  • Marylee Taylor, Del Rio
  • Ralph Thomas, Houston
  • John Tillotson, Dallas
  • Lane Transou, Broaddus
  • David Tucker, Dallas
  • Elizabeth Wahlquist, Dallas
  • D. Clark Wernecke, Ph.D., Pflugerville

Staff

Gene Krane, Executive Director

Areas of responsibility: Oversees administration and operations, budgeting and finances, board matters, marketing, and serves as magazine editor

Email: genekrane@texashistoricalfoundation.org

 

Tina KinserOperations and Grant Manager

Areas of responsibility: Administrative matters, grant applications/questions/and review, financial reporting, and assisting with board meeting logistics, 

Email: tinakinser@texashistoricalfoundation.org

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