• Letter from the Board Chair

  • I am excited to serve as Board Chair of the Houston East End Chamber of Commerce for 2022-23. I have been on the board since 2016 and have watched it serve businesses and more importantly the people who live and work here in the East End. The challenges of 2020 and 2021 caused us to find new ways to continue to serve our community while living in what became a virtual world. I am very proud of the work our staff did to make that possible. It was great to have our first, live event recently with our successful Port of Houston appreciation luncheon. The future is bright here in the East End as we look forward to hosting other live events which you can find on the Chamber website.

    The diverse makeup of our board which includes maritime industry, banks, restaurants, small and large businesses as well as representatives of many elected officials allow us to have a dynamic team who are well equipped to help make the East End the place to live and work in Houston.

    We are committed to continuing to promote and sustain business growth so that others will want to join us as we get back to a more normal business environment. The opportunities, as we move forward, are unlimited and I know the Chamber will be proactive in helping our members take advantage of the future. One of the key ingredients for our future growth is a well-educated workforce and we will be working to enhance our partnerships with our educational board members and growing our scholarship programs. 

    The East End has a rich history and is known for its diversity, great food, small family businesses, thriving industry of Port Houston, and our many refineries. It is the place to be. My employer is H-E-B which we believe stands for Here Everything is Better. I think that phrase can equally well describe the future of the East End because we, at the 30-year-old Houston East End Chamber of Commerce, will be working along with all our members to make sure it’s better. If you are not yet a member, we hope you will join us because I am convinced our future is bright.

    Mike Redditt

    General Manager

    H-E-B Gulfgate

  • Foundation Board of Directors Foundation Board of Directors

    Paula Mendoza, Chair
    Possible Missions
    Kristofer Schroeder, Treasurer
    Schroder Marine Services, Inc.
    Doreen Anderson
    Valero - Houston Refinery
    Frances Castaneda Dyess
    East End Chamber of Commerce
    Eduardo Elizondo
    Houston Independent School District
    AJ Foreman
    Chamberlain Hrdlicka Attorneys at Law
    Christopher Rowland
    Frost Bank
    Trina Silva
    University of Houston
    Dalia Sherif
    Lone Star College
    Frecia Todd
  • Advisory Board/Ex Officio Advisory Board/Ex Officio

    Nelson Espitia
    Commissioner Adrian Garcia
    Lolita Guerrero
    Congresswoman Sylvia R.Garcia
    Linda Jamail
    Representative Ana Hernandez
    Sergio Hernandez
    Senator Carol Alvarado
    Stephanie Marcu
    Representative Mary Ann Perez
    Joaquin Martinez
    Council Member Robert Gallegos
    Jacquelyne Valladares 
    Representative Christina Morales
    Miriam Muguerzo
    Constable Silvia R. Trevino
    Stella Ramirez
    Council Member Karla Cisneros
  • Executive Board Members Executive Board Members

    Mike Redditt, Chair
    H-E-B Gulfgate
    Eloy Cortez, Immediate Past Chair
    ILA - South Atlantic & Gulf Coast District 
    Michael Veuleman, Treasurer
    Treasurer, PKF of Texas, P.C.
    Sharron Booker
    Sara Cronin
    TPC Group
    Frances Castaneda Dyess, President
    President, Houston East End Chamber  
  • Board Directors Board Directors

    Blanca Blanco
    IBC Bank
    Jennifer Dale-Flores
    Lift Fund
    Janet Gonzales
    Bank of Texas
    Maritza Guerrero
    Community Family Centers
    Christine Holland
    Rebuilding Together Houston
    Mike Kacal
    Kacal's Auto & Truck Service
    Margaret A. Kidd
    University of Houston, College of Technology
    Araceli Mendoza
    Amegy Bank
    Sara Montelongo-Oyervidez
    Maurice Nassar
    Emergent Partners, LLC
    Danielle Parkes
    Martin Perez
    Houston Community College - SE
    Santos Portillo
    The Portillo Agency
    Gilda Ramirez
    Port Houston
    Maribel Rodriguez
    Sunshine Personnel Solutions
    Christina Romo
    The College of Health Care Professions
    Jonathan Shaw
    Amber Sheppard
    Cadeco Industries
    Jose Valdez
    Frost Bank
    David Vasquez
    Cadence Bank