BOARD OF

TRUSTEES

Linda LaMantia – Chairman

Linda LaMantia dedicates much of her time to STARS, a scholarship foundation that makes higher education assessable to students from South Texas and the El Paso area.

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William Raba – Vice Chair

William Raba serves as President and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Raba Kistner, Inc., a firm that was established in 1968 with Headquarters in San Antonio, Texas. 

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Kris  Heckmann – Treasurer

Kris is a partner at Granite Public Affairs, a consulting firm that provides lobbying, public relations and issue advocacy services.

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Chris Gober – Secretary

Chris Gober is a trusted legal adviser for the most consequential matters in American politics: campaigns, PACs, and nonprofits; constitutional and political litigation; and government investigations and enforcement actions.

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Fred W. Heldenfels – Past Chairman

Fred W. Heldenfels IV of Austin Texas is President and CEO of Heldenfels Enterprises, Inc.

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Otway Denny

Partner Otway Denny has litigated numerous cases in state and federal courts, including product liabilitycases involving chemicals, automobiles and other vehicles and construction equipment.

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Bill Moore

Bill Moore advises businesses regarding regulatory, environmental, business, and legislative matters, primarily representing clients in the energy industry.

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Jonathan Neerman

Jonathan Neerman is a highly skilled trial attorney with experience in all phases of litigation, not only at the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts, but also in various alternative dispute resolution forums.

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William T. Oliver, Jr.

Will Oliver is a fourth generation Aggie, Class of ’91.  His passion for Texas A&M University, its students, former students, and its future is one of his top priorities and passions in life.  Mr. Oliver and his wife Leslie moved to College Station in December of 2016 to be closer to family and closer to their passion, Texas A&M University.

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Mike Shaw

Mike Shaw graduated from Texas A&M in 1968 with a BBA. While at Texas A&M, Mike was a member of the Corps of Cadets, a Distinguished Military Student and graduate.

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Rene A. Ramirez

Rene A. Ramirez is the founder and President of Pathfinder Public Affairs, a consulting firm specializing in state and local government relations, communications and crisis management.

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