• Letter from the Board


    Dear Members of the East End Chamber,

    I have had the pleasure of being a part of the East End Chamber serving on the Board since 2000 and as Board Chair since 2017. Over the years, I have had the joy of connecting with many East End locals and Chamber Members.  I have been privileged to participate in the growth of Houston’s East End by working and serving alongside business leaders, community servants and leading educators who care deeply about equipping this community for success. The East End is a diverse community with a rich history and strong industry that is linked to the success of Houston.  It is remarkable to work in the East End and experience the sense of community and innovation as the East End climbs the ranks of top Houston areas to live, work and play!

    In 2018 we added two new programs “East End Women in Business” and “East End Mean’s Business – Connecting and Growing Business Through Knowledge and Procurement.”  These proved to be helpful and beneficial to our members.  We invite you to join us for our 2019 programming that will include these two events and others like our Port Appreciation Luncheon, Local Industry Global Economy, Scholarship Golf Tournament and East End Awards Celebration.

    Looking Forward

    The Chamber’s mission and vision are to connect businesses to promote economic expansion and investment in the East End and be the premier business and community support organization for promoting and sustaining business expansion, investment and economic development in the East End. This is a high calling and I am motivated by the shared commitment of fellow board members and Chamber staff to ensure our focus is intentional, our partnerships are strategic and there is a strong return on investment for our members.  We will work tirelessly to engage current members and connect with new partners to form win-win alliances that help us fulfill our mission. Together, we will find new opportunities with partners both in and outside of the east end to grow our membership, strengthen our impact and increase our reach and role in the greater Houston economy. 

    Lastly, I believe the foundation for economic growth and prosperity is connected to education. For many years, the Chamber’s Education Foundation has invested in the next generation of East End students by collaborating and partnering with renowned educational institutions and East End Businesses to create programs and curriculum that equips students for success.  As we equip and provide coveted scholarships and mentors to students, we serve the needs of residents and students in the East End. Together, we are strengthening pipelines between schools, community and industry to prepare East End students for job opportunities that exist right here.  Through the great work already being done by the Chamber’s Education Foundation to build a strong, qualified workforce – there is nothing we cannot achieve!


    Todd Stewart, 2007-19 Board Chair
    Gulf Winds International




  • Foundation Board of Directors Foundation Board of Directors

    Taryn Sims, President
    Wulfe Management Services Inc.
    Kristofer Schroeder, Treasurer
    Schroder Marine Services, Inc.
    Doreen Anderson
    Valero - Houston Refinery
    Frances Castaneda Dyess
    East End Chamber of Commerce
    Paula Mendoza
    Possible Missions
    Christopher Rowland
    Chase Bank
    Trina Silva
    University of Houston
    Frecia Todd
    Community Family Center 
  • Board Directors Board Directors

    Michael Alliniece
    Baker Hughes
    Kenny Barhanovich
    Bank of Texas
    Becky Chin
    Chick-fil-A at 45 & Wayside
    Dr. Melissa Gonzalez
    Houston Community College - SE
    Janet Gonzales
    Amegy Bank
    Mike Kacal
    Kacal's Auto & Truck Service
    Margaret A. Kidd
    University of Houston, College of Technology
    Sidney Lacey
    Lacey Newday Consulting, LLC
    Roy Lira
    Lira Consulting Group
    Paul Lock
    Center Point Energy
    Captain Mark Mitchem
    Houston Pilots Association
    Maurice Nassar
    Emergent Partners, LLC
    Gabriella Perez
    ECO Services Operation
    Santos Portillo
    Santos Portillo State Farm
    Gilda Ramirez
    Port Houston
    Christina Romo
    Astrodome Career Centers
    Amber Sheppard
    Cadeco Industries
    Jose Valdez
    Frost Bank
    Michael Walter
    Valero-Houston Refinery
  • Executive Board Members Executive Board Members

    Eloy Cortez, Chair
    ILA - South Atlantic & Gulf Coast District 
    Todd Stewart, Immediate Past Chair
    Gulf Winds International 
    Michael Veuleman, Treasurer
    Treasurer, PKF of Texas, P.C.
    Sara Cronin
    TPC Group
    Mike Redditt
    H-E-B Gulfgate
    Becki Rogers
    Frances Castaneda Dyess, President
    President, Houston East End Chamber  
  • Advisory Board/Ex Officio Advisory Board/Ex Officio

    Maria Delgado
    Representative Ana Hernandez
    Nelson Espitia
    Commissioner Adrian Garcia
    Veronica Chapa Gorczynski
     East End District
    Lolita Guerrero
    Congresswoman Sylvia R.Garcia
    Maritza Guerrero
    Community Family Centers
    Joaquin Martinez
    Council Member Robert Gallegos
    Sara Montelongo-Oyervidez
    Senator Carol Alvarado
    Chenchy Mireles
    Constable Sylvia R. Trevino
    Judge Angela D. Rodriguez
    Justice of the Peace 6-2
    Judge Richard Vara
    Justice of the Peace 6-1
    Jeff Wolverton
    Representative Mary Ann Perez