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.

Board of Directors

Honorary Chair, Mayor Betsy Price

Chairman of the Board, Johnny Campbell

City Council Liaisons

  • Bandung, Jungus Jordan
  • Budapest, Ann Zadeh
  • Guiyang, Dennis Shingleton
  • Mbabane, Kelly Allen Gray
  • Nagaoka, Cary Moon
  • Reggio Emilia, Brian Byrd
  • Toluca, Carlos Flores
  • Trier, Gyna Bivens

Directors Emeriti

  • Hilde Horchler
  • Michael Hyatt, UBS Financial Services, Inc.
  • Mary Palko, PALMEA
  • Tim Sear

Executive Committee

  • Chair, Johnny Campbell, Sundance Square
  • Chair Elect, Veronica Chavez Law, Brackett & Ellis
  • Secretary, Casey Dyer Oliver, Texas A&M University
  • Treasurer, Frank Tilley, SeatonHill
  • Past Chairman/Nominating, Michael Bennett, Bennett Benner Partners
  • Development Chair, Julie Johncox, JP Solutions
  • Government Relations, Michael Crain, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty
  • Long Range Planning Chair, Pat Miller, Texas Christian University
  • Marketing Chair, Ashley Freer, Balcom Agency
  • Exchanges & Outreach Chair, Dr. Sheryl Harris, Tarrant County College
  • At-Large, Andrew Johnsen, BNSF Railway Company
  • At-Large, Cindy Milrany, Freese and Nichols
  • At-Large, Andy Taft, Downtown Fort Worth, Inc.
  • Bandung Chair, OPEN
  • Budapest Chair, Greg Jackson, Law Office of Greg Jackson, PLLC
  • Guiyang Chair, Robert Fitzgerald, Law Office of Robert James Fitzgerald, PC
  • Mbabane Chair, Nommo Donald, Texas Health Resources
  • Nagaoka Chair, Libby Watson
  • Reggio Emilia Chair, Tom Law, Jr., VCL Commercial Real Estate
  • Toluca Chair, Anette Soto Landeros, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Trier Chair, Hannah Behrens, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Board of Directors

  • Mitzi Chollampel, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  • Dr. Robert Chu, Jr., Eyeworks Group
  • Mark Davidovich, JP Morgan Chase Bank
  • Jeff Davis, Republic Title of Texas
  • Kelley Eubanks, KEE Concrete & Construction, Inc.
  • Vishal Gandhi, Hillwood
  • Dr. Paul Geisel
  • Stacey Guillén
  • Jay P. Horn, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Rae Hyatt
  • Greg Irwin, BBVA Compass Bank
  • Dr. Michael Jacobsson, Imerys Graphite & Carbon
  • David Johnson, Winstead, PC
  • Richard Lowe, Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP
  • Mike Micallef, Reata Restaurant
  • Michael Parker, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
  • Lu Pham, Dowell Pham Harrison, LLP
  • Mary Jo Polidore, Executive Management and Communications Consultant
  • Dr. Michael Roemer, Trinity Valley School
  • Judy Schmeltekopf, Dean Jacobson Financial Services
  • Ronda Stucker
  • Walter Stucker, Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Melissa Thompson, Alcon
  • Mary Alyce Zimmerman

Chairs Cabinet

  • Brian Barnard, Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.
  • Kenneth Barr, Barr Consulting
  • Michael Bennett, Bennett Benner Partners
  • Barclay Berdan, Texas Health Resources
  • Michael S. Hyatt, UBS Financial Services, Inc.
  • Bob Jameson, Visit Fort Worth
  • Jeff King, Northern Trust
  • Brad Mahon, Murphy Mahon Keffler & Farrier
  • Bob Mitchell, WhitneySmith Company
  • Phil Moroneso, Weaver and Tidwell
  • Mary Palko, PALMEA
  • Ann Rice
  • Jane Schlansker, InterStar Public Relations

Advisory Board

  • Lillie Biggins, Texas Health Resources
  • Bill Boecker, Fine Line Diversified Development
  • Eva Bonilla, VAMOS DFW Tours
  • Becky Renfro Borbolla, Renfro Foods
  • L.O. Brightbill III, Southwest Bank
  • Carlo Capua, Z’s Café
  • Richard Casarez, ONCOR
  • Felice Girouard
  • Albon Head, Jackson Walker, L.L.P.
  • Doug Harman, Harman Consulting
  • Larry Lauer, Texas Christian University
  • James Meintjes, JPMorgan Chase Bank
  • Richard D. Minker, Colliers International
  • Mark Nurdin, Bank of Texas
  • Danny Perkins, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
  • Jay Sandelin, Sandelin Realty
  • Greg Upp

Ex-Officio Members

  • Commissioner Roy C. Brooks, Tarrant County
  • Florence Bruner, Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Dr. Chuck Carroll, Fort Worth Independent School District
  • Sam DeRobertis, Youth Board President
  • Tara Forrest, Youth Advisor
  • Brandom Gengelbach, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce
  • David Gu, US-China Chamber of Commerce
  • Rachel Jenkins, Young Professionals Advisor
  • Jerry Jordan, Global North Texas
  • Oscar Macaraeg, Tarrant County Asian American Chamber of Commerce
  • Mattie Parker, City of Fort Worth
  • Andy Roseliep, Leadership Fort Worth
  • Robert Sturns, City of Fort Worth

Meet our Fort Worth Sister Cities International staff.

Mae Ferguson
Mae Ferguson
President/CEO & Protocol Officer
Joseph Ramirez
Joseph Ramirez
Vice President & COO
Beth Weibel
Beth Weibel
Senior Program Manager
Katie Wharry
Katie Wharry
Associate Director for Community Engagement
Danielle McCown
Danielle McCown
Office Manager