Board of Trustees

Niels A. Aalund, Chairman

Senior Vice President Maritime Affairs, West Gulf Maritime Association (WGMA)

Robert Fry

Mayor, West University Place

Michael Sloan, C.P.A., Treasurer

Certified Public Accountant


Russell Bird

President, Courtland Building Company, Inc.

Captain Paul G. Brown

Houston Pilot

James “Pat” Cooney, J.P.

Partner, Royston Razor Vickery & Williams L.L.P.

Rachel de Cordova

Partner, Phelps Dunbar, L.L.P.

Philip A. Dunn

Insurance Consultant

William E. Fitzgibbon, III, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Technology, University of Houston

Jason Fuller

Retired Director, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison

Captain Michael K. Lawson

Retired Houston Pilot

Sarah Menger-Young

Retired Partner, Electrical Industry Manufacturers Rep Agency

Walter A. Niemand

Retired President & CEO West Gulf Maritime Association

Julia M. Palmer, J.D.

Shareholder, Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

Burton D. Reckles

Internationally Recognized Museum Miniaturist

Alan A. Robb

District Representative, South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District, International Longshoremen’s Association

Edwin J. Roland

Maritime Consultant

Milt Rose

Advisor, SEACOR Holdings, Inc.

Laurence Shallenberger

Coring Consultant

Captain Lou Vest

Houston Pilot

William M. Withers

Senior Vice President Sales, Kirby Inland Marine L.P.