2015 FOIFT Board of Directors

Officers

Diana Fuentes
President

Editor, Community Publications
San Antonio Express-News
San Antonio

Thomas J. Williams
Vice President

Attorney
Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.
Fort Worth

James Hemphill
Secretary

Shareholder
Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody, P.C.
Austin

Chris Cobler
Treasurer

Editor, Victoria Advocate
Victoria

Executive Committee

Dale Leach
Immediate Past President
Chief of Bureau
The Associated Press
Dallas

Laura Lee Prather, Past President
Partner
Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.
Austin

Tim Kelly, Past President
Editor
The Beaumont Enterprise
Beaumont

 

Directors

Leona Allen
Deputy Managing Editor
Dallas Morning News
Dallas

Maud Beelman
Editor
Associated Press
Dallas

Gary B. Borders
Journalism instructor and student newspaper adviser
Kilgore College
Longview

Kelly Brown
Editor
Bryan-College Station Eagle
Bryan

Russell Coleman
Partner
Meadows Collier
Dallas

Brian Collister
Investigative Reporter
KXAN-TV
Austin

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

Joe Ellis
Investigative Reporter
KXAN-TV
Austin

Thomas M. Gregor
Partner
Gregor & Rippy, PLLC
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


Mark Lisheron
Watchdog.org
Austin

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

Tom Morin
Publisher and President
Daily Court Review
Houston

Mike Norman
Editorial Director
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Fort Worth

Arif Panju
Attorney
Institute for Justice
Austin

Emily Ramshaw
Editor
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
National Reporter
Yahoo News
Dallas

Paul Watler
Partner
Jackson Walker LLP
Dallas

Joel White
Attorney
Joel White & Associates
Austin