Board of Trustees, 2018-19
Robert (Bob) is a retired Oil & Gas industry leader with more than 30 years experience in domestic and international Exploration and Production. Bob has held a range of executive and management positions in development, operations, corporate strategy, project management and capability development with Amoco, BP, and Glori Energy. He served as President of Glori Holdings, and as Vice President global Organization Capability (Operations, Health-Safety-Environment, and Engineering) for BP’s E&P Segment. Bob holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University and is a graduate of the MIT/Sloan School BP Operations Academy. He has served for many years on the Board of Directors for The Source for Women, a Christ-centered non-profit women’s reproductive healthcare provider. He and his wife Diane live in Austin, Texas and have two grown daughters and two grandchildren.
Harry Chapman, Ph.D., serves as CEO of Chapman Schewe, a National company that he founded in 1992 and is a Managing Director for Higginbotham, Inc. He is a member of The Board of Directors of Houston based U. S. Physical Therapy, a New York Stock Exchange public company, where he chairs the Compensation Committee and serves on the Compliance Committee. In addition, he serves as Board Chair of Katy Cares and on the Boards of Christ Clinic and Barnabus of Katy. He has served on over ten non-profit boards in his past and was a Mayor of a medium sized city. He and wife, Pam, have four children and have resided in Katy since 1999.
Mickey Ellis is a Master of Divinity (2018) graduate of The Bible Seminary. A vibrant leader of the prayer and worship movement within the West Houston/Katy community, she leads the Freedom and Healing team at the Great Southwest Prayer Center. She is also co-founder with her husband, Mike, and former Board member of Alta Mesa Services, Oil & Gas Exploration and Production company. Mickey serves on the Board of the Confessing Movement within the United Methodist Church, and has served as a leader in charity and service organizations related to cancer and autism, as well as Christian education at Mission Bend Christian Academy. Mickey and Mike have two children and two grandchildren.
Rebecca (Becky) is Principal of Klein Energy, LLC, an energy and water consulting company based in Austin, Texas. Her clients include international and domestic companies focused on penetrating or expanding in North America and whose needs concern regulatory, commercial, financial, strategic, and/or government affairs expertise. Over the last twenty years she has worked in Washington, DC and in Texas in the energy, water and national security arenas.
Becky served as Chairman of the Public Utility Commission of Texas as well as the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board of the Lower Colorado River Authority. Her experience in Washington, DC also includes senior positions at the White House, U.S. Trade Development Agency, the American Enterprise Institute and as a Senior Fellow at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
Becky sits on various corporate boards and is also the founder of the non-profit, Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute. She also served as a Trustee for the Baptist University of the Americas.
Becky retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. She received her academic training at Stanford University (B.A., Biology); Georgetown University (M.A., National Security Studies); and St. Mary’s Law School (J.D.). She is fluent in Spanish having grown up partly in Venezuela and Mexico. She and her husband, Dale, live in Austin, Texas.