• Letter from the Board


    Dear Members of the East End Chamber,

    It has been a great honor to be elected as the Board Chair of the East End Chamber of Commerce. I have had the pleasure of serving on the Board of the East End Chamber since 2016. In my time as a member of the board it has been exciting to meet the Chamber members. I have seen tremendous success of our members and it has been a wonderful experience to see new businesses open in the East End. Our excellent staff and board, who go above and beyond the call of duty, make sure your needs are met as our Chamber has continued to grow and be a part of all the exciting changes in the East End. 

    Going forward, I am committed to continue the Chamber’s mission of helping to promote our businesses, big or small, and to continue being in the forefront of the economic development in the East End. In order to maintain and support the economic development in the East End, it is important to continue our mission to educate and train our next generation of qualified workers, as my predecessors before me have established through our Chamber’s Education Foundation and various partnerships in the community.  I will remain focused on the task of preparing our students of the East End for the future.  Who better to serve the business community’s needs than our residents and students of the East End?

    As I mentioned earlier, I am committed in continuing the framework that has been established and I truly believe that together we can accomplish anything. Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to visiting with each and everyone one of you at our various events.

    Eloy Cortez, 2019 - 2021 Board Chair

    ILA-South Atlantic & Gulf Coast District



  • 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
    Frost Bank
    Trina Silva
    University of Houston
    Dalia Sherif
    University of Houston - Downtown
    Frecia Todd
    Community Family Centers
  • Advisory Board/Ex Officio Advisory Board/Ex Officio

    Becky Chin
    Chick-fil-A 45 & Wayside
    Nelson Espitia
    Commissioner Adrian Garcia
    Lolita Guerrero
    Congresswoman Sylvia R.Garcia
    Linda Jamail
    Representative Ana Hernandez
    Stephanie Marcu
    Representative Mary Ann Perez
    Joaquin Martinez
    Council Member Robert Gallegos
    Ximena Mondragon
    Representative Christina Morales
    Sara Montelongo-Oyervidez
    Senator Carol Alvarado
    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.
    Sara Cronin
    TPC Group
    Frances Castaneda Dyess, President
    President, Houston East End Chamber  
  • Board Directors Board Directors

    Kenny Barhanovich
    Bank of Texas
    Blanca Blanco
    IBC Bank
    Sharron Booker
    Maritza Guerrero
    Community Family Centers
    Christine Holland
    Rebuilding Together Houston
    Jennifer Dale
    Lift Fund
    Mike Kacal
    Kacal's Auto & Truck Service
    Margaret A. Kidd
    University of Houston, College of Technology
    Roy Lira
    Lira Consulting Group
    Paul Lock
    Center Point Energy
    Araceli Mendoza
    Amegy Bank
    Maurice Nassar
    Emergent Partners, LLC
    Danielle Parkes
    Martin Perez
    Houston Community College - SE
    Santos Portillo
    Portillos Agency
    Gilda Ramirez
    Port Houston
    Christina Romo
    The College of Health Care Professions
    Amber Sheppard
    Cadeco Industries
    Jose Valdez
    Frost Bank
    Michael Walter
    Valero-Houston Refinery