• Letter from the Board Chair

  • I am looking forward to my second year of serving 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. This year we were able to hold all our events live and it was wonderful to be able to get together again and see old friends and make new ones. All our events were well received and the opportunity for networking gives us all one more reason to look forward to the many exciting events we are planning this year. Please visit our website to stay up to date on our upcoming events. Since I was able to attend every event, I was able to see just how much work it takes to run a successful event. I really am proud of what the staff has been able to achieve.

    The diverse make up 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 East End Houston 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

  • Advisory Board/Ex Officio Advisory Board/Ex Officio

    Rolando Coronado
    Senator Carol Alvarado
    Nelson Espitia
    Commissioner Adrian Garcia
    Lolita Guerrero
    Congresswoman Sylvia R.Garcia
    Melissa Hernandez
    Representative Christina Morales
    Linda Jamail
    Representative Ana Hernandez
    Stephanie Marcu
    Representative Mary Ann Perez
    Joaquin Martinez
    Council Member Robert Gallegos
    Miriam Muguerzo
    Constable Silvia R. Trevino
    Stella Ramirez
    Council Member Karla Cisneros
  • 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
    Amy Jo Foreman
    Chamberlain Hrdlicka Attorneys at Law
    Richard C. Rice
    Houston Community College
    Christopher Rowland
    Frost Bank
    Trina Silva
    University of Houston
    Dalia Sherif
    Lone Star College
    Frecia Todd
  • Executive Board Members Executive Board Members

    Mike Redditt, Chair
    H-E-B Gulfgate
    Michael Veuleman, Treasurer
    PKF of Texas, P.C.
    Amber Sheppard, Secretary
    Cadeco Industries, Inc.
    Sharron Booker
    Martin Perez
    Houston Community College - SE
    Jose Valdez
    Frost Bank
    Frances Castaneda Dyess, President
    President, Houston East End Chamber  
  • Board Directors Board Directors

    Blanca Blanco
    IBC Bank
    Jeanette De Los Santos
    Sara L. Donatto
    University of Houston System
    Jerry Gann
    CenterPoint Energy
    Pedro Garcia
    Port Houston
    Maritza Guerrero
    Community Family Centers
    Christine Holland
    Rebuilding Together Houston
    Mike Kacal
    Kacal's Auto & Truck Service
    Charles Kim
    Cadence Bank
    Gwendolyn Kimble
    TPC Group, Inc.
    John Lewis, Jr.
    Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
    Araceli Mendoza
    Amegy Bank
    Sara Montelongo-Oyervidez
    Valero - Houston Refinery
    Maurice Nassar
    Emergent Partners, LLC
    Maribel Rodriguez
    Sunshine Personnel Solutions, LLC
    Rebecca Rogers
    Christina Romo
    The College of Health Care Professions
    Jonathan Shaw