Executive Board of Directors



Ona Tolliver

UT Tyler Vice President for Student Success

James Brooks

Business Owner, Brooks Investments and Properties LLC

Marcia Garrett

Business Owner, Garrett & Associates General Contractors

Mary Alice Guidry

Designer, Fitzpatrick Architects

Taylor Heaton

Smith County Court at Law #2 – Judge

Blake Laird

Austin Bank Vice President Relationship- Manager

Mike Landess

Semi-retired television journalist/ Speaker

Mike Patterson

Retired attorney/ Mediator

Sandy Shepard


Stephanie Taylor

Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County

Terry Williamson

Vice President, BancorpSouth

Dawn Yount

Director of Human Resources, Hospice of East Texas