Franklin D.R. Jones, Jr., J.D. Chairman Harris County Commissioners Court Appointee
Frank Jones was appointed to the GCA Board of Directors in December 2001, and elected Chairman in September of 2014. Jones earned his undergraduate degree from Rice University in 1984 and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center in 1995. He is currently Shareholder at the law firm of Greenberg Traurig LLP. His clients have varied from the Harris County/Houston Sports Authority to hospital districts and industrial development corporations. Mr. Jones is also Special Counsel to the Harris County Sports & Conventions Corporation in various legal matters related to the development and construction of sports and convention facilities at Reliant Park (formerly the Astrodomain Complex). Memberships include the State Bar of Texas, National Association of Bond Lawyers, Houston Bar Association and the Houston Lawyers Association.
Rita E. Standridge Vice Chairman Chambers County Mayors Council Appointee
Rita Standridge has served since 1998 by appointment of the mayors of Chambers County, having previously served a term as the governor’s appointee. She and husband Jim moved to Texas in 1967 and have lived in Beach City since 1987, where she has been very active in community service. In 2006, she received from the West Chambers County Chamber of Commerce the “Beach City Volunteer of the Year Award”. She served many years and still serves as election judge or election clerk, on the board of the Beach City Volunteer Fire Department, former member of the Pilots service club, a citizen advisor to the West Chambers County Emergency Awareness and Emergency Response planning group (CAER), and on her subdivision Board of Directors. She served five terms as alderman on the City Council of Beach City and three terms as Mayor pro-tempore of the city. Rita is a Registered Nurse and a Red Cross Nurse. Now retired from active nursing service, she specialized as an ophthalmic surgical nurse as well as managing a home-healthcare service.
W. Chris Peden, CPA Secretary Galveston County Commissioners Court Appointee
W. Chris Peden, CPA, was appointed to the GCA Board of Directors in August 2013 to represent Galveston County. Chris began his career in the tax and accounting field in 1988 and since then has provided a variety of services to a very diverse group of companies and economic sectors. Currently, Chris is the President and Chief Operating Officer of BouMatic, LLC. He was elected to a three-year term as a council member of Friendswood, Texas in May 2005 and as Mayor Pro-Tem of Friendswood, Texas in June 2006. In 2000 he was elected President of the Board of Directors of Hope Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the mission of Hope Village and he served on the board until 2011. Chris is a Certified Public Accountant and a Member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accounts. He has a B.B.A. degree in Accounting from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Kevin Scott Treasurer Galveston County Governor’s Appointee
Kevin Scott was appointed to the GCA Board of Directors in February, 2018. He graduated Stephen F. Austin and with a Bachelor of Science in 1997 and the University Of Houston Clear Lake with a Master of Science in Educational Management in 2006. He has been a licensed Funeral Director since 2010 and is a co-owner of Scott Funeral Home in Alvin, Texas. Kevin an active member of the Santa Fe High School Football and Baseball Booster Clubs. His hobbies include golfing, hunting and traveling with his family.
Mark Schultz Chambers County Commissioners Court Appointee
Former longtime chairman Mark Schultz was appointed to the GCA Board of Directors in 1979. Schultz has served as Secretary, Vice Chairman and Chairman during his tenure with GCA. Schultz graduated from North Texas State University and pursued a career in banking at Republic National Bank and Texas Commerce Bank. In 1970, Schultz joined the family rice farming enterprise in Chambers County.
Lamont E. Meaux Chambers County Governor’s Appointee
Lamont E. Meaux was appointed to the GCA Board of Directors in January 2008. Meaux earned his BS in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University. He is owner and president of Seabreeze Culvert, Seabreeze Chemical, and Seabreeze Farm. He is a member of the Winnie Chamber of Commerce, Society of Professional Engineers, Texas Farm Bureau, and Corps of Cadets Association at Texas A&M University (TAMU). Additionally, he is master chairman for the Beaumont A&M Club, board member of the East Chambers Agricultural Historical Society, and committee member of the Regional Advisory Council of the General Land Office. Meaux is a past member of the American Rice Growers Association, American Soybean Association and American Rice Growers Exchange. He is a Vietnam veteran, having served in the U.S. Army.
Gloria Anays Millian Matt Harris County Governor’s Appointee
Gloria Milian Matt was appointed to the GCA Board of Directors May 2019. She is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. She has a diverse background in the aerospace and petrochemical industry while formerly working for United Space Alliance, E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company, and Kuraray America, Inc. Ms. Matt is currently taking a career break to focus on her family and young children.
Billy J. Enochs Galveston County Mayors Council Appointee
Billy J. Enochs has an extensive private and public sector experience base serving in many unique roles and capacities. He is currently employed by Evolve Partners, LLC, A Houston based Management and Leadership consulting firm. Bill has 21+ years of military experience and is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the Texas Air National Guard as a Drill Status Guardsman where he serves as the Public Health and Medical Intelligence Officer. He has served as an elected official as a Friendswood City councilman and Mayor Pro Tem. Couple this with his 20+ years of work/consulting experience across a wide range of industry sectors, Billy brings a unique skill set and passion for improving both the Organizations’ leadership capability and bottom-line performance. Billy’s education is an MBA concentrated in Management Information Systems, Master of Public Health (MPH), BS in Environmental Science, and an AAS in Electronics. He is also certified as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and ISO 9001 auditor.
Open Position Harris County
GCA has a committed staff dedicated to fulfilling its mission of protecting the waters of the State of Texas.
Lori Traweek, CEO and General Manager
Elizabeth Fazio Hale, Assistant General Manager
Scott Harris, Chief Operating Officer
Gordon Pederson, Chief Technical Officer
Phyllis Frank, Facility Manager, Washburn Tunnel and Vince Bayou Facilities
Diane Maloy, Facility Manager, 40-Acre and Campbell Bayou Facilities
Charles Harris, Facility Manager, Odessa Facility
Kim Ontiveros, Facility Manager, Bayport Facility
Brianna Morales, Superintendent Municipal Services
Doris Haydon, Lab Manager, Central Lab
Leonard Levine, Technical Director
Brad Peck, Safety Director
Thierry Weber, IT Director
Keith Hardcastle, Human Resources Director
Amanda Wilbert, Director of Accounting
Gulf Coast Authority