2017 FOIFT Board of Directors

Officers

Chris Cobler
President
Editor
Victoria Advocate
Victoria

James Hemphill
Vice President

Attorney
Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody
Austin

Kelly Brown
Secretary

Editor
Bryan-College Station Eagle
Bryan

Thomas Williams
Treasurer

Attorney
Haynes & Boone LLP
Fort Worth

Executive Committee

Diana Fuentes
Deputy Metro Editor
San Antonio Express-News
San Antonio

Laura Prather
Partner
Haynes & Boone, LLP
Austin

Tim Kelly
Editor
Beaumont Enterprise
Beaumont

 

Directors

Leona Allen
Editorial Writer
Dallas Morning News
Garland

Tim Archuleta
Editor
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Corpus Christi

David Arkin
Chief Content Officer
Community Impact Newspaper
Pflugerville

Maud Beelman
Editor
Associated Press
Dallas

Gary B. Borders
Writer, editor, photographer
Longview

Brian Collister
Investigative Reporter
KXAN-TV
Austin

Brenda De Anda-Swann
News Director
KVIA-TV
El Paso

Joe Ellis
Investigative Executive Producer
KVUE
Austin

Thomas M. Gregor
Attorney
Gregor + Rippy
Houston

Debbie Hiott
Editor
Austin American-Statesman
Austin

David Kahne
Owner, Law Office of David A. Kahne
Houston

Joe Larsen
Special Counsel
Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, L.L.P.
Houston

Dan Malone
Assistant Professor, Journalism and Broadcasting
Tarleton State University
Stephenville

Yvonne Mintz
Editor and Publisher
The Facts
Clute

Tom Morin
Publisher and President
Daily Court Review
Houston

Mike Norman
Journalist
Fort Worth

Arif Panju
Attorney
Institute for Justice
Austin

Emily Ramshaw
Editor-in-chief
The Texas Tribune
Austin

David Sheppard
Projects Editor
San Antonio Express-News
San Antonio

James “Jay” Sibley
President & CEO
Title Data, Inc.
Houston

Jason Sickles
Legal Media Consultant
Androvett Legal Media & Marketing
Dallas

Paul Watler
Partner
Jackson Walker LLP
Dallas

Joel White
Attorney
Joel R. White & Associates
Austin