Annual Meeting - April 20, 2013 - GSSJC Resources Site

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Annual Meeting - April 20, 2013 - GSSJC Resources Site
Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council
Annual Meeting - April 20, 2013
Brief biographical material on candidates for election of
officers to the board of directors, members-at-large of the board of directors
and members of the Board Development Committee.
Candidates for officers of the board of directors
Mary Ryder
President and Chair Elect (One-year term)
Mary is senior vice president and chief of staff to the CEO at Cadence Bancorp - LLC. She has
served on the GSSJC board since 2008, currently serves as vice chair of the Council and as a
member of the Executive Committee and Development Committee. She has also served as the chair
of the Development Committee and the Board Development Committee. Mary became involved in
Girl Scouts when she became part of Troop #365, a team of women from the community who helped
the Council reach a $12 million capital campaign goal. “This involvement reignited my passion in Girl
Scouting,” says Mary. She was a Girl Scout as a girl in New Mexico, Chaparral Council, and she has
been recognized with the Appreciation Pin by GSSJC. She has also volunteered with the Center for
Houston’s Future; The Professional Group; Delta, Delta, Delta Alumnae Organization; and The Delta
Art Show for Charity. Additionally, she was recently selected to be a member of Class XXXI of the
American Leadership Forum. Mary hopes to assist the Council with her enthusiasm, planning and
networking skills in the areas of fund development, project management and strategic planning.
Jean T. Janssen
Vice Chair (Two-year term)
Jean is a retired attorney. She was reintroduced to Girl Scouting as an adult in 1987 when she
started work as outside counsel for GSSJC. She has served on the GSSJC board since 2007
and on the Executive Committee for the past four years. She currently chairs the Development
Committee. Jean is past-chair of the Human Resources Committee and has served as a member
of the Human Resources Committee for 16 years. She was also the sponsorship chair for the
final Urban Campout and sponsorship chair for the Council’s first two Success to Significance
luncheons. GSSJC has recognized Jean with a Board Award and the Honor Pin. Jean also
volunteers for many other organizations. She was also the chair of her sorority chapter’s
Centennial Weekend and is currently on the board of the local alumnae association. She
previously served as president of the Mothers’ Club at Strake Jesuit and is a sustaining member of
the Houston Junior League. Jean is a licensed attorney. She is married and has one son.
Delores J. Hinkle
Secretary (Two-year term)
Delores (Dee) is director, corporate reserves for Marathon Oil. She has worked for Marathon
for more than 25 years and has more than 35 years of experience in the oil industry. Dee was
a Girl Scout as a girl and served as a troop leader for five years and troop camper for 10 years
in South Texas Council. She has served on the board since 2009, co-chairs the Properties
Committee, chairs the Camp Myra S. Pryor Master Plan Task Force and is a member of the
Board Development and Finance Committees. GSSJC has honored her with the Appreciation Pin.
Dee has served as a mentor for eight years with the Texas A&M University Society of Women
Engineers. She is vice president of the UMR Alumni Association board of directors, a member of
the UMR Petroleum Advisory Board, past-chair of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Oil and Gas
Reserves Committee and former bureau vice chair of the UNECE Ad Hoc Group of Experts.
Candidates for board members-at-large
(Two-year term)
Jacqueline A. Dimpel, PE
Jacqueline (Jacqui) is a general manager at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. She was a Girl
Scout as a girl, earning the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. Jacqui is married and has three
children. In 2000, she left the oil and gas industry for six years to raise her children. She served
as a music minister during this time playing the piano and organ for her church and was project
manager for the church organ purchase and installation. She also served as troop cookie manager
for both of her daughters’ troops and is currently cookie manager for her youngest daughter’s
troop. Jacqui feels she can be a role model for girls and young professional women. She hopes to
share experiences and help build a better future for Girl Scouts. Jacqui graduated from University
of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering. She is a member of the Society of
Petroleum Engineers, holds professional engineering licenses in Texas and California and is a
member of Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma Engineering Honor Societies.
Susanne Morris Glasscock
Susie and her husband, Mel, founded Texas Aromatics, Inc. She was a Girl Scout for five years
as a girl and became a troop leader as an adult. Susie has served as a GSSJC board member
since 2009 and is a member of the Development Committee. She also served on the Urban
Campout Advisory Board, is a lifetime member of the Emerald Circle and is a member of the
Promise Society. She has served as a docent and board member for the Bayou Bend Museum
of American Decorative Arts. Since her graduation from Rice University, she has volunteered
in numerous areas of the alumni association and Fund Council and served as a member of
the Board of Trustees of Rice University for eight years. She is currently serving as co-chair of
Rice University’s $1 Billion Centennial Capital Campaign. “The friendships, commitment and
organizational skills I learned as a Girl Scout, and shared with my daughter and her friends, are at
the very core of my professional and volunteer goals.”
Mayerland Harris, SPHR
Mayerland is group vice president of human resources for H-E-B. She is directly responsible
for providing leadership to all human resource functions for more than 80 H-E-B stores as well
as for the Central Market division. She develops strategic direction of the department to ensure
alignment with key business initiatives. Her leadership team is accountable for the implementation
of policies and programs including employment, employee relations, benefits, compensation,
training and employee assistance. Mayerland received her bachelor’s degree from the University
of Texas at Austin and her MBA from Texas A&M University. She is also involved with Collaborative
for Children, Goodwill Industries and Texas A&M. Mayerland is married with two children. “I am
very excited; I was a Girl Scout and my daughter, Ashley, was as well. I am proud to be associated
with such a great organization.”
Elizabeth Bonvillain Kamin
Elizabeth (Betsy) is the partner in charge of the Houston office of Strasburger and Price. Betsy
has served as a GSSJC board member for 13 years and as first vice chair for six years. She has
also served on the Executive Committee, Board Development Committee and as chair of the
Development Committee. It was under Betsy’s leadership as the Development Committee chair
that GSSJC successfully undertook its first major capital and endowment campaign raising $12
million for camp improvements, the Program Place for Girls and an endowment. She is currently
the co-chair of the 2nd Century of Leadership Campaign. She previously worked on and cochaired Urban Campout. She is also the President of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Houston
Affiliate. As a board member, Betsy feels she can contribute her judgment and skills honed over
25 years as a trial lawyer to help GSSJC and the girls we serve reach their potential. GSSJC has
honored Betsy with the Honor Pin and the Thanks Badge.
Candidates for board members-at-large
(Two-year term)
Bette Branch Lehmberg
Bette is senior vice president/senior trust relationship manager for The Northern Trust Company.
She was a troop leader for 16 years and was a Girl Scout as a girl. Bette is a member of the GSSJC
Finance Committee and formerly served as secretary of the GSSJC Gold Award Committee. She has
also served as an assistant service unit manager and service unit treasurer. She has been honored
with the Key Award, Outstanding Leader and Volunteer awards twice and Outstanding District
Volunteer. Bette is also vice president of the Episcopal Foundation of the Diocese of Texas; coach
and former co-organizer for Houston Fit marathon training program; on the Scholarship Committee
for Spaulding for Children; and active with the Komen Houston Race for the Cure. Bette is married
and has two daughters who are both lifetime members of Girl Scouts. “Both of my daughters earned
the Gold Award, and I saw firsthand how Girl Scouting develops character and leadership in girls.”
Cathy G. Mann
Cathy is the senior director of Global Marketing and Strategy for Halliburton Company. She was a
Brownie and a Junior in GSSJC as a girl. Cathy has served on the GSSJC board of directors since
2011 and the Development Committee since 2008. She also serves on the board of directors for
The Unit Scholarship Fund. Her awards include the Quill Award from the International Association
of Business Communicators (IABC), the Excalibur Award from the Public Relations Society of
America and Best of Texas and Silver Spur honors from the Texas Public Relations Association.
She holds an MBA from Rice University and a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University.
Van Martin
Van is chairman and CEO of Tribble and Stephens. He believes he can help the Girl Scouts with
executive management, business development and construction/properties management and
development. Van has served as a GSSJC board member since 2011 and is currently on the
GSSJC Properties Committee. He is also involved with Katy Higher Education as a member of
the Task Force Committee, board member of the Association of General Contractors and NAIOP
and on the advisory board for Amegy Bank and Baylor Business Network. Van is a graduate of
Baylor University and is married with three daughters.
Elena McCreery
Elena has volunteered with Girl Scouts for 18 years. She was a Girl Scout as a girl which had a
huge impact on her. “We moved every few years and Girl Scouts was my connection to instant
friends and adventure.” Elena could not wait for her daughter to become a Daisy and volunteer
with her troop. Eighteen years later she is still volunteering. Elena has served as member of
the Development Committee, ETC Committee (chair 2011), Volunteer Relations Committee and
Volunteer Development coordinator. She has also spent the last year on the Promise Project
Steering Committee, helping to restructure how volunteers are served in GSSJC. The Council has
awarded her the Appreciation and Honor pins. She has also received the Outstanding Leader and
Volunteer awards. Elena is married and has two adult children.
Candidates for board members-at-large
(Two-year term)
Dolores Zamora Richards
After receiving her bachelor’s in chemical engineering from Lamar University in Beaumont,
Dolores went to work for Monsanto Chemical Company. Currently, she is a substitute teacher
in Friendswood and a very avid volunteer for GSSJC. She only spent one year as a Girl Scout,
but once her daughter brought home a Girl Scout flyer and Dolores became the leader, she was
hooked. She has been involved for 20 years as a leader, chaired various committees and is the
service unit registrar. Dolores feels Girl Scouting builds self-esteem and provides leadership skills.
Of the 26 girls who graduated from the three troops she led, 19 have earned the Gold Award.
GSSJC has recognized Dolores with the Appreciation and Honor pins and the Thanks Badge. Her
husband, John, and both of her two daughters are still involved in Girl Scouting, helping as an
archery instructor and songs and games leaders for ETC and working service unit events. Dolores
is also involved with her church, Mary Queen Catholic Church in Friendswood.
Melanie Rippentrop
Melanie works as the global chief information officer (CIO) for Shell’s downstream - manufacturing,
supply distribution and chemicals businesses. Melanie was a Girl Scout as a child and enjoyed
camping with her backpacking troop. Her daughter was also a Girl Scout in GSSJC and in The
Netherlands, and Melanie joined her troop for weekend camping and other volunteer activities.
Melanie became involved in Girl Scouts again by being part of the Technology Committee from
2007-2009. As an information technology professional for 29 years, she has a passion for bringing
technology to solve business problems, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of business
processes and to use information to improve decision making. She hopes to contribute to the
information technology strategic plans to support the mission of GSSJC. She is a CIO committee
member for the American Petroleum Institute and was formerly a member of the executive board
and chair of the Finance/Governance subcommittees for the American Chemistry Council. Melanie
is married and has two children.
Donna J. Rolland
Donna is employee relations/HR manger worldwide for BMC Software, Inc. She has worked
with BMC for more than 12 years focusing on compliance, complex employee relations issues,
business and people operations and affirmative action. Donna was a delegate for the 52nd National
Convention in 2011 and was recognized as Woman of the Year by the National Association
of Professional Women (NAPW) in 2011 for demonstrating excellence and dedication in her
profession. She has served on the GSSJC board since 2009 and is involved with the Human
Resources, Finance and Development committees. She was formerly chair of the Technology
Committee. She believes she can contribute to GSSJC through leadership and insight working
with young women as they select their avocations in life. She is a lifetime member of Girl Scouts, a
member of GHILG, Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and World of Work.
Candidates for board members-at-large
(Two-year term)
Louise Villejo, MPH, CHES
Louise is executive director at UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She was a Girl Scout in GSSJC
and has been an adult member for more than 17 years. She has served on the board since 2009
and is chair of the Pluralism Committee. She has served as a leader in Braeslink Service Unit, as
a member of Delta Link Service Unit’s steering committee and as service unit weekend program
chair. “I feel I can contribute to GSSJC because I am passionate and committed to serving our
community whether it be improving the health of the underserved, career development for young
professionals or providing girls with the wonderful opportunities that Girl Scouts has for growth
and development of leadership skills, service and fun.” Outside of Girl Scouting, Louise volunteers
with the Hispanic Health Coalition, Cancer Patient Education Network and Career and Recovery
Resources. GSSJC has awarded Louise with the Honor Pin and the Ervan Chew Award.
Genevieve Walls
Genevieve (Genny) is a retired Harris County juvenile probation officer. Girl Scouting is a family
tradition in Genevieve’s family. Her mother and aunt were leaders in the 1950s, and she became
a leader as soon as her oldest daughter was old enough. She has been involved in GSSJC for 19
years, serving as a Membership and a Program coordinator, serving on the convention support
team and as a Promise Project leader. GSSJC has honored her with the Outstanding Leader and
Volunteer Awards, Appreciation Pin, Honor Pin and Leadership Key Award. She is a member of
the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. Her two daughters, Lauren and Kelsey, are still involved and have
volunteered at the National Convention and worked as camp counselors at Camp Casa Mare.
Chris E. Wolfe
Chris is partner with Haynes and Boone, LLP and has more than 28 years of experience
representing energy-related businesses. Other areas of experience are mergers and acquisitions,
tax and business planning. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® and is AV® Peer
Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory. Chris is married, has a son and
three daughters. His oldest daughter has received her Gold Award and he hopes the same for the
younger two. Chris has scouting in his blood; as a youth, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the
Rio Grande Valley Council. He brings to GSSJC his logical, analytical approach to problems and
challenges and his appreciation for good governance.
Candidates for Board Development Committee
(Three-year term)
Van Martin
Van is chairman and CEO of Tribble and Stephens. He believes he can help the Girl Scouts with
executive management, business development and construction/properties management and
development. Van has served as a GSSJC board member since 2011 and is currently on the
GSSJC Properties Committee. He is also involved with Katy Higher Education as a member of the
Task Force Committee, board member of the Association of General Contractors and NAIOP and
on the advisory board for Amegy Bank and Baylor Business Network. Van is a graduate of Baylor
University and is married with three daughters.
Ruchi Mukherjee
Ruchi is the editor/founder for the Houston Society News: Lights Camera Action which is Houston’s
South Asian lifestyle society news. At present, she also serves as a Houston correspondent for
the North American News Channel TV Asia. Along with her stint in journalism and reporting, Ruchi
takes active initiative to volunteer for various nonprofit organizations that involve women and
children. She is on the Nominating Committee for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, is the media
coordinator for Pratham Houston and was also the event coordinator for DAYA for five years.
Ruchi was awarded the Citizenship Award for Media/Community Involvement by the Leukemia and
Lymphoma Society. She has a seven year old daughter, Aryika.
Randa Duncan Williams
Randa is chairman of the board of Enterprise Products Holding LLC and president of DLD Family
Investments LLC. She has served on the GSSJC board since 2007. Randa is a member of the
board of directors of Enterprise GP Holdings LLC, and the secretary and a director of the Albert and
Margaret Alkek Foundation, the Alkek and Williams Foundation and the Dan L. Duncan Foundation.
Randa has focused her volunteer activities in the areas impacting children and education. She is
actively involved in several organizations including the Children’s Learning Institute at the University
of Texas Health Science Center, Rice University, Memorial Hermann Foundation, Houston Zoo’s
Conservation Committee and Baylor College of Medicine’s Breast Center Advisory Council.

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