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TAB Announces New Board Members for 2024 to 2026 Term

The Texas Association of Business (TAB) is proud to officially announce our newest set of board members. Each of these individuals brings a wealth of experience and expertise from their respective sectors, reflecting the growing and dynamic business community of the Lone Star State. From telecommunications to health care, energy to education, and beyond, they represent the diverse array of industries and business leaders that make up the engine driving the world’s 8th largest economy.


At TAB, we recognize that it is this diversity that fuels innovation, fosters collaboration and drives our economy forward. We commend these business leaders for their dedication to making Texas the premier destination for business growth and prosperity. As we embark on this new chapter, we are confident that these board members’ leadership will further solidify Texas' position as the greatest business environment in the nation.


Please join us in welcoming and congratulating these exceptional individuals as they embark on their journey on the TAB board for the 2024 to 2026 term:


  • Patrick Fucik (Director, State Government Affairs, T-Mobile)

  • Kari Gibson (Manager, State Government Affairs, ConocoPhillips)

  • Deborah Gordan (EVP, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Legal Officer, Memorial Hermann)

  • Gina Gregory (Chief Development Officer, Harmony Public Schools)

  • Darrin Hall (Managing Director, United Airlines)

  • John Hawkins (President & CEO, Texas Hospital Association)

  • Hesston Klenk (Director, State Government Affairs, AES Energy)

  • Ashley McConkey (Director of Government Relations, Texas Instruments)

  • Dr. Esmaeil Porsa (President & CEO, Harris Health)

  • Jenna Saucedo-Herrera (President & CEO, greater:SATX)

  • Eliecer “Eli” Viamontes (President & CEO, Entergy)

  • Lindsey Howe Parham (La Cima Partners)


We also extend a warm welcome to our new Local Chamber Directors and thank them for their outstanding leadership on the TAB Board and their communities across our great state:


  • Al Arreola, Jr. (President & CEO, United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce)

  • Renee Earls (President & CEO, Odessa Chamber of Commerce)

  • Jonathan Packer (President & CEO, Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce)

  • Esmeralda 'Esmy' Villarreal (President & CEO, Brownsville Chamber of Commerce)




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