2021 FOIFT Board of Directors

Officers

Arif Panju
President

Managing Attorney (Texas)
Institute for Justice
Austin

Leona Allen
Vice President

Deputy Publisher
The Dallas Morning News
Dallas

Ayan Mittra
Secretary
Editor
The Texas Tribune
Austin

Thomas Williams
Treasurer

Attorney
Haynes & Boone LLP
Fort Worth

Executive Committee

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

Jim Hemphill
Shareholder
Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody
Austin

Chris Cobler
CEO
The Fort Worth Report
Fort Worth

Directors

Tim Archuleta
Executive Editor
El Paso Times
El Paso

John Bridges
Journalist
Austin

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, Wynne and Arney
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

Joe Larsen
Attorney
Gregor, Wynne and Arney
Houston

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

Mandi Mendoza
News Director
WOAI-TV, KABB-TV
San Antonio

Yvonne Mintz
Editor and Publisher
The Facts
Clute

Tom Morin
Publisher and President
Daily Court Review
Houston

Mike Norman
Journalist
Fort Worth

Laura Prather
Attorney
Haynes & Boone LLP

Abby Rapoport
Publisher and Co-founder
Stranger’s Guide
Austin

Carlos Sanchez
Journalist
McAllen

David Sheppard
Projects Editor
San Antonio Express-News
San Antonio

Paul Watler
Attorney
Jackson Walker LLP
Dallas