BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors of the Colorado River Alliance is a group of individuals who bring their expertise and passion to the mission and programs of the Colorado River Alliance.  Many of the Directors have served on the Lower Colorado River Authority Board, appointed by the Governor of Texas for their strong abilities to manage LCRA’s billion dollar budget.  Other members have come to the board as strong advocates for the stewardship of the Colorado River and bring their high-level business expertise to the management of the organization.  The majority of members are professionals who are leaders in their respective fields – CEOs, CFOs, attorneys, doctors and consultants.

Executive Committee
President: Jim DeCosmo
Vice-President:   John Burke
Water Consultant, John E. Burke & Associates LLC
Secretary:  Jennifer Walker
Water Resources Coordinator, Sierra Club, Lone Star Chapter
Treasurer: Chip Bray
Central Texas Area President, Prosperity Bank
Past President: Kyndel Bennett
President, Bennett Interests

Directors
Steve Balas
Pharmacist and Owner, Eagle Lake Drugstore, Inc.
John Erskine
Studio Director, VP of Publishing, Cloud Imperium Games
Clint Harp
Chief of Staff, LCRA
Melissa Hurst
Director of Communication and Strategy, Rifeline
Keith Jackson
Senior Vice-President, RS&H
Robert Neblett
Partner, Jackson Walker, L.L.P.
John Pitts, Jr.
Associate, Texas Star Alliance
Susan Turrieta
President, Smith Turrieta Engineering
Emily Warren
Associate Director, Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
David Yeates
Chief Executive Officer, Texas Wildlife Association

 

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Under the direction of Founding Member Ray Wilkerson, the Advisory Council serves as critical community champion for the Colorado River Alliance. With key stakeholders and decision makers from throughout the Colorado River basin, members share their gifts in service to our mission by providing professional expertise; their diverse knowledge of constituent perspectives; their connections to local and regional resources, colleagues or peers; their philanthropic support. The Advisory Council has no governing function within the organization.

Pam Akins
Attorney, Former LCRA Board
Carole Baker
Executive Director, Texas Water Foundation
Joseph Beal
Beal Consulting, Former CEO & General Manager, LCRA
Paul Bury
CEO, Bury+Partners, Inc.
John Dickerson, III
Investment Representative, Edward Jones/Former Colorado River Alliance Board Member/
Former LCRA Board Member

Gary Farmer
President, Heritage Title Company of Austin, Inc.
& Heritage Exchange Corporation of Texas

Dan Herd
Principal, Live Oak-Gottesman
Laura Huffman
State Director, Nature Conservancy, Texas
Arthur J. Milberger
Co-Founder, Turf Grass America/Former Colorado River Alliance Board Member
Peter Pincoffs
Vice Chairman, Wortham Insurance & Risk Management/
Former Colorado River Alliance Board Member

Pat Robertson
Senior Vice President, UBS Financial Services, Inc./Former Colorado River Alliance Board Member
Marc Rodriguez
Founder, The Offices of Marc A. Rodriguez
Andy Sansom
Executive Director, Meadows Center for Water and the Environment,
Research Professor of Geography, Texas State University, River Systems Institute 

Ray Wilkerson
President/CEO, Ray Wilkerson Companies/Former LCRA Chairman 

COLORADO RIVER ENDOWMENT

The Friends of the Colorado River Endowment  is a 501(c)(3) corporation established to be the permanent endowment fund to support the Colorado River Alliance’s programmatic efforts. The Board is comprised of current and former Colorado River Alliance and LCRA Board of Directors as well as individuals who have a passion for protecting the River we all love. All are leaders in their respective fields and provide keen guidance and governance of the Fund.

President: Jim DeCosmo
Vice President: Mike McHenry
Owner, Cherokee Creek Inc.
Secretary: Ray Wilkerson
President/CEO, Ray Wilkerson Companies/Former LCRA Chairman 
Treasurer: Robert Neblett
Partner, Jackson Walker, L.L.P.
 Trustee: John Dickerson, III
Investment Representative, Edward Jones/Former Colorado River Alliance Board Member/
Former LCRA Board Member

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