2019 FOIFT Board of Directors

Officers

James Hemphill
President

Attorney
Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody
Austin

Arif Panju
Vice President

Managing Attorney (Texas)
Institute for Justice
Austin

Leona Allen
Secretary
Editorial Writer
Dallas Morning News
Garland

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

Chris Cobler
President
Editor and Publisher
Victoria Advocate
Victoria

Directors

Tim Archuleta
Editor
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Corpus Christi

Gary B. Borders
Writer, editor, photographer
Longview

Kelly Brown
Marketing and Communications Officer
Texas A&M University
Bryan-College Station

Bill Church
Gatehouse Media
Senior Vice President for News

Brian Collister
Investigative Network
Chief Investigative Reporter/CEO
Austin

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

Joe Ellis
Investigative Executive Producer
KVUE-TV
Austin

Thomas M. Gregor
Attorney
Gregor Cassidy
Houston

Kevin Gugenheim
President & CEO
Title Data, Inc.
Houston

Debbie Hiott
General Manager
KUT Public Media
Austin

David Kahne
Owner
Law Office of David A. Kahne
Houston

Tim Kelly
Journalist
Beaumont

Joe Larsen
Attorney
Gregor Cassidy
Houston

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

Yvonne Mintz
Editor and Publisher
The Facts
Clute

Ayan Mittra
Editor
The Texas Tribune
Austin

Tom Morin
Publisher and President
Daily Court Review
Houston

Mike Norman
Journalist
Fort Worth

Carlos Sanchez
Politics and News Editor
Texas Monthly
Austin

David Sheppard
Projects Editor
San Antonio Express-News
San Antonio

Jason Sickles
Investigative Producer
CBS 11 News
Dallas-Fort Worth

Paul Watler
Partner
Jackson Walker LLP
Dallas