HOUSTON – February 14, 2017– Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP) announced six new members to its board of directors during its annual meeting held at the Sunset Coffee Building on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.
New board members include Murad Ajani, President of the Aga Khan Council for the Southwestern United States; Renee Wizig-Barrios, Sr. Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer of the Greater Houston Community Foundation; Guy Hagstette, Director of Parks and Civic Projects of the Kinder Foundation; Sara-Ashley Moreno of Jackson Walker LLP; Lisa Marshall of Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty; and Jeff Taylor, Vice President of Freese and Nichols.
The following board officers begin their new roles: Thomas Fish, Chair; Jonathan H. Brinsden, Vice Chair; Bas Solleveld, Vice Chair; Paul Cannings, Jr., Treasurer; and Nory Angel, Secretary.
“We are delighted to welcome this stellar group to our board,” said Anne Olson, president of Buffalo Bayou Partnership. “Our new members bring a wealth of experience and strong interest for protecting, preserving and improving Buffalo Bayou.”
The 41-member board of directors includes: Ralph Abendshein, Richard M. Blades, C. Ronald Blankenship, Christina Bryan, Estela M.S. Cockrell, Carolyn W. Dorros, Clayton Erikson, Bolivar Fraga, Cristina Garcia Gamboa, J. David Heaney, Lynn M. Herbert, Kellie R. Jenks, Samir Khushalani, Sherman L. Lewis III, Ginni Mithoff, John Mooz, Judy Nyquist, David Ott, Jr., Charles R. Parker, Alison Porter, Carleton Riser, Karl S. Stern, Judy Tate, Claire Cormier Thielke, Saul Valentin, Anne Whitlock, Stacey Gillman Wimbish, Geraldina Interiano Wise, Robert P. Wright and Ellyn Wulfe.
Board members retiring this year include Jack Blanton, Jr., Christina Cabral, Kelty Crain, Dan Gilbane, Roxann Neumann and Daron Peschel. Former board chair Collin Cox will join Chuck Carlberg, Brady Carruth, Mike Garver, Sis Johnson, Susan Keeton, Bob Phillips, and F. Max Schuette as Chair Emeritus.
Created in 1986, Buffalo Bayou Partnership is the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization transforming and revitalizing Buffalo Bayou, Houston’s most significant natural resource. For more information, visit www.buffalobayou.org.