Board of Directors and Staff

Board of Directors and Staff

The power of our people.

Meet the people without whom our award-winning, innovative programs simply wouldn’t be possible.

Honorary Chair
Mayor Mattie Parker

Executive Committee

Chairman of the Board
Greg Jackson
Greg Jackson Law

Chair Elect
Cindy Johnson
Organizational Leadership Consultant
Staussa Ervin, EdD

Michaela Cromar

Past Chairman
Becky Renfro Borbolla
Mrs. Renfro’s
Shanna Granger
Prost Production

Long Range Planning
Jan Titsworth
Decalibron Consulting, LLC

Exchanges & Outreach
Rachel Malone
Merrill Lynch

Youth & Education
Rachel Bradford
Bandung, Indonesia
Scioscia Flowers

Budapest, Hungary
JD Dargai
Charles Schwab

Guiyang, China
Andrea Ballard
Sanders Travel Centre

Mbabane, Eswatini
SaJade Miller
Rocketship Public Schools

Nagaoka, Japan
Kimberly Kowalski
Fort Worth Academy

Nimes, France
Marie Schein, PhD
Texas Christian University

Reggio Emilia, Italy
Sian Borne

Toluca, Mexico
Wilma Lopez

Trier, Germany
Katie Shumate

Trier, Germany
Hayne Shumate
Mouser Electronics

Jason Brown
Doss, Knight & Associates

Nyja Roby
Real Estate Investor

Richard Roby III
Texas Amron, Inc.

Mitch Whitten
Visit Fort Worth


Board of Directors

  • David Allen, PhD, Texas Christian University
  • John Avila, Byrne Construction
  • Florence Bruner, Firehouse Auto Sales
  • David Campbell, Huitt-Zollars
  • Melissa Chrisman, Trinity Metro
  • Michael Cuda, K&L Gates, LLC
  • Jeff Dyer, Crescent Realty
  • Robert Edwards, Bell
  • Krista Forsgren
  • William Girón, Artes de la Rosa
  • Billy Glunz, American Airlines
  • Ronny Korb, Pinnacle Bank
  • Rebecca Montgomery, MontgomeryGR
  • Wanda Murphy
  • Martin Rubinstein, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  • Kimberly Russell, EdD, UNT Health Science Center
  • Haley Taylor Schlitz
  • Chris Shipman, GM Financial
  • Kirby Smith
  • Kathy Spicer
  • Susan Turner, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

Directors Emeriti

  • Hilde Horchler
  • Michael Hyatt, UBS Financial Services, Inc.
  • Mary Palko, PALMEA
  • Frank Tilley

Chairs Cabinet

  • Brian Barnard, Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.
  • Kenneth Barr, Barr Consulting
  • Michael Bennett, Bennett Benner Partners
  • Barclay Berdan, Texas Health Resources
  • Becky Renfro Borbolla, Mrs. Renfro’s
  • Johnny Campbell, City Center
  • Michael S. Hyatt, UBS Financial Services, Inc.
  • Bob Jameson, Visit Fort Worth
  • Jeff King, Northern Trust
  • Veronica Chavez Law, Brackett & Ellis
  • Brad Mahon, Murphy Mahon Keffler & Farrier
  • Bob Mitchell, WhitneySmith Company
  • Mary Palko, PALMEA
  • Ann Rice
  • Jane Schlansker, InterStar Public Relations

Advisory Board

  • Eva Bonilla, VAMOS DFW Tours
  • Vishal Gandhi, Hillwood
  • Paul Geisel, PhD
  • Rae Hyatt
  • Andrew Johnsen, Columbia Strategic Consulting Group
  • Larry Lauer, Texas Christian University
  • Richard D. Minker, Colliers International
  • Mark Nurdin, Bank of Texas
  • Michael Roemer, PhD, Trinity Valley School
  • Walter Stucker, Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Andy Taft, Downtown Fort Worth, Inc.

Ex-Officio Members

  • Commissioner Roy C. Brooks, Tarrant County
  • Michelle Green-Ford, Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce
  • David Gu, US-China Chamber of Commerce
  • Julia King, Youth Advisor
  • Anette Soto Landeros, Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Marie Mendoza, PhD, Fort Worth ISD
  • Casey Oliver, Texas A&M University
  • Delia Sanchez-Juarez, Fort Worth Youth International
  • Robert Sturns, City of Fort Worth
  • Valerie Washington, City of Fort Worth

Meet our Fort Worth Sister Cities International staff.

Mae Ferguson
Beth Weibel
Director of Exchanges & Outreach

Courtney Garvey
Director of Community Engagement
Danielle McCown
Exchanges & Outreach Manager

Amy Flores
Operations Manager

Ayn Llopis
Accounting Manager