Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall be composed of the President as Chairman, the Vice-President, 2nd Vice-President, the Treasurer, the Secretary and the Prior Year’s President.  The Executive Committee may meet as needed.  It shall be the function of the Executive Committee to act, when considered necessary, in an executive capacity between meetings of the Board of Directors, upon matters requiring immediate attention and in cases where it seems impracticable to have a special meeting of the Board of Directors.  The Board may, from time to time, delegate such other powers and functions to the Executive Committee, as the Board may deem advisable. The Executive Committee holds the responsibility of the Nominating Committee.  Any vacancies of the executive committee will be filled as follows:  The President will nominate the individual and he will be subject to board approval before taking on the responsibility.  The individual will serve out the remainder of the term.  Executive Committee will have the responsibility to determine salary and bonus for each employee which would be presented to the budget committee for inclusion into the budget. Once the budget committee has formulated into the budget, it will be submitted to the board for approval.

IAN DAWSON, GHC PRESIDENT, SUCCESS MOTIVATION INTERNATIONAL Ian is an Executive Vice President at Success Motivation International Inc and Leadership Management International Inc. These companies are both global companies operating in 80 countries. Ian also offers the SMI/LMI products and services here in the USA through Dawson & Associates. Ian has been with SMI/LMI since 1990 and is responsible for the development of the business in the whole of Africa, Spain and New Zealand. Prior to joining SMI/LMI Ian was with Unilever and owned his own full-service advertising agency in Africa. Ian is a graduate of the University of Cape Town.

ADAM PRICE, GHC FIRST VICE PRESIDENT, BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU Adam Price is a Regional Director for Better Business Bureau (BBB).  As Regional Director, Adam serves as the principal BBB media spokesperson in the Central Texas region with regular television and newspaper appearances. He maintains community outreach programs, provides frequent speakers bureau sessions and is heavily involved in area business associations. Adam is a long-time volunteer in the children’s program at Antioch Community Church and earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from East Texas State University in Commerce. Adam and wife, Julie, have five children. Given that fact, there is very little ‘free time’; however, he enjoys reading (especially libertarian political philosophy) and he is a zealous hockey fan.

SCOTT HEDGES, GHC SECOND VICE PRESIDENT, GENCO FEDERAL CREDIT UNION | I’ve been employed at GENCO Federal Credit Union for 19 years and currently work as the Branch Manager for the main office on Valley Mills Dr.  I’ve been actively involved with the Hewitt Chamber since 2008.  Lifelong Hewitt resident and have attended Brazos Meadows Baptist Church for 15 years.  I received my B.A. from Trinity College.  I enjoy kayaking, camping, duck hunting and rooting for the Baylor Bears.

LINDSEY SKINNER, CPA, CFE, CGMA, GHC TREASURER, PATTILLO, BROWN & HILL, LLP  Lindsey Skinner is a Certified Public Accountant in the Accounting and Business Consulting Department at Pattillo, Brown & Hill, L.L.P. and has over 8 years experience in public accounting. She advises multiple clients on financial statement preparation, review services as well as overall best business practices. She has performed audits for many clients in various industries.  Lindsey received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting at Baylor University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

CASSIE THOMAS, SECRETARY, TEXAS DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS Cassie is a Business Consultant at Texas Document Solutions in the Waco Office. She is one of four who handles Sales, Service and Lease agreements for their Canon, Sharp and Kyocera products. She is a graduate of the Art Institute of Houston with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion and Retail Management. In addition to being on the Board for the Greater Hewitt Chamber of Commerce ,she is on the board for the McGregor Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, a member of the Waco Young Professionals and the current Mrs. Central Texas America.

JEFF STUBBS, GHC PAST PRESIDENT, CUSTOM INTEGRATORS & BAYLOR UNIVERSITY Jeff is the owner of Custom Integrators, a  full service custom home electronics company.  At Baylor, Jeff is responsible for providing leadership over programs designed to afford Baylor’s undergraduate business students with the tools they need to explore their career passions and prepare them for their careers. He has earned his BBA in Marketing and MBA in Finance. Jeff spent 20+ years in the retail arena and held executive leadership positions including Chief Operating Officer and President of a multi-national corporation with nearly 5,000 locations. In this role, he was responsible for the recruiting, hiring, coaching, development, and retention of a 50,000 person workforce.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring the organization’s long-term financial stability and integrity.  In order to foster the organization’s continued viability and growth it is recognized that diversification of income sources, resources and talents are essential. Members of the Board of Directors are nominated by its membership and shall serve a three-year term. Members of the Board of Directors are to attend each board meeting, serve or assist on committees, be available to members, other leaders and staff.  This is estimated to require 2 – 4 hours per month. Leadership is viewed as an opportunity to make a difference in the business community and the Board of Directors identify member needs and are encouraged to increase the knowledge of association activities and resources.  Directors are given opportunities to promote and develop leadership in others as well as to help to shape the organization’s direction and future.

DAVIS THIGPEN, THIGPEN ASSOCIATES

FRANK THOMAS, WASH & THOMAS ATTORNEYS AT LAW Frank Thomas has practiced law in and around McLennan County, Texas for the past 40 years and has been a partner in the Waco law firm of Wash & Thomas, Attorneys at Law, for the past 27 years.  He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Baylor University and his Juris Doctor from Baylor University School of Law.  At Wash & Thomas, Frank represents the interests of both individuals and businesses in providing litigation or transactional legal services, as may be needed,  to help them correct actionable legal wrongs they may have suffered or to assist them in the achieving of their short and long term financial goals.