Galveston regional chamber of commerce Meet the Board

Executive Committee

Jay Carnes
Jay Carnes
Chair
Carnes Funeral Home
Shannon Tarlton
Terrilyn Tarlton-Shannon
Past Chair
Insurance Junction
Steve Conner
Steve Conner
Chair Elect
The Regent Care Centers
Maureen Patton
Maureen Patton
Treasurer
The Grand 1894 Opera House
Howie Bentley
Howie Bentley
Director at Large
Classic Auto Group Galveston
Theresa Elliott
Theresa Elliott
Director at Large
Casa del Mar Beachfront Suites
Vic Pierson
Vic Pierson
Director At Large
Moody Bank
Fred Raschke
Fred D. Raschke
Director at Large
Mills Shirley L.L.P.
Bixrathburn
C.B. “Bix” Rathburn, Ph.D.
Director At Large
Hilltop Securities
Gina Spagnola
Gina M. Spagnola, IOM
President & CEO
Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce

Board of Directors

Keith Bassett
Keith Bassett
Owner
Bassett Family Retail Group
Michelle Beckwith
Michelle Beckwith
Director of Catering
Landrys, Inc.
Ivan Burkett
Ivan Burkett
Director of Information Technology
GB Tech
James Clark
James Clark
President - Galveston Chapter-Texas Restaurant Association
Director of Operations - Mosquito Café & Patty Cakes Bakery
Jan Collier
Jan Collier
Rudy & Paco’s
Kelly Deschaun
Kelly de Shaun
Executive Director
Park Board of Trustees
Mike Dean
Mike Dean
Owner
Yaga's Tropical Cafe
Nick Droege
Nick Droege
President/Owner
Texas Tail Distillery
Willis Ghandi
Willis Gandhi
Owner
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Keith Gray
Keith Gray
Service Area Director
CenterPoint Energy
Kaufman
Gary Kaufman
President
Galveston Insurance Associates
Concetta Maceo
Concetta Maceo-Sims
Operator
Maceo Spice and Import
Betty Massey
Betty Massey
Executive Director
Mary Moody Northen Endowment
Stephen Maxwell
Stephen Maxwell
Assistant Vice President
Frost Bank
David Norris
David Norris
Senior Vice President
Stewart Title Company
Linh Nguyen
Linh Nguyen
Owner
Joy Nails and Joy Nails II
Steven Pena
Steven Pena
Vice President
Kleen Supply
Ben Peterek
Ben Peterek
Owner
Gulfside Cleaning Services
Roger Rees
Rodger Rees
Port Director
Port of Galveston
Marie Robb
Marie Robb
Owner
Coastal Solutions
Joe Rozier
Joe Rozier
General Manager
Mitchell Historic Properties
Albert Shannon
Albert Shannon
Retired
Jill Shipp
Jill Shipp
VP of Business Development
Hospitality Health ER
Johnny Smecca
Johnny Smecca
Owner/Partner
Galveston Restaurant Group
John R. Rocky Sullivan
John R. "Rocky" Sullivan
Sullivan Companies
Todd Sullivan
Todd Sullivan
Owner
Evia/Sullivan Interests
Kelly Teichman
Kelly Teichman
Owner
T & T Marine
V.J.T
V.J. Tramonte
President & Broker
Joe Tramante Realty, Inc.
Woolsey Leonard 2022
Leonard Woolsey
President & Publisher
Galveston County Daily News
Keith Zahar
Keith Zahar
Owner
The Big Store

Ex-Officio Members

Judge Mark Henry
Mark Henry
Ex-Officio
County Judge, Galveston County
Dr. Craig Brown
Dr. Craig Brown
Ex-Officio
Mayor, City of Galveston
Fossum
Colonel Michael Fossum
Ex-Officio
Chief Operating Officer - Texas A&M University Galveston & Vice President - Texas A&M University
Dr. Jerry Gibson
Dr. Jerry Gibson
Ex-Officio
GISD Superintendent
Dr. Jennifer Goodman
Dr. Jennifer Goodman
Ex-Officio
Superintendent - Odyssey Academy
Dr. Ben Raimer
Dr. Ben Raimer
Ex-Officio
Interim-President - UTMB Health
Dr. Myles Shelton
Dr. Myles Shelton
Ex-Officio
President - Galveston College
Jeff Sjostrom
Jeff Sjostrom
Ex-Officio
President - GEDP