District Board of Directors
David W. Hightower, CCIM, CRE, President, Board Chairman
Mr. Hightower is Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Wolff Companies, a real estate investment and land development company based in Houston. David is active in various industry, community and civic activities including the Steer Auction Committee of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; and member and past vice president of the Leadership Houston Association.
Robert B. Halick, Vice President of Property Management
Mr. Halick is the Vice President of Property Management for Stream Realty Partners. Additionally, Robert is an active member of the Building Owners and Managers Association, the CCIM Institute and the Institute of Real Estate Management.
Chuck B. Cervas
Mr. Cervas is Program Manager, WestLake Campus Redevelopment Program, for BP America Inc. He has over 24 years of experience with BP and the petroleum industry. Previously he was the Regional Director, Design and Construction for the Americas and Caribbean, and for the Torres Atlantico Project in Luanda, Angola. He has strong technical experience in engineering design, project management, process safety management, information technology, office design and construction, workplace innovation, and BP's Capital Value Process. Chuck enjoys golfing, jogging, attending sporting events, and singing as a member of the acapella music group 'The American Spirit Singers.'
Steve L. West, Secretary/Treasurer
Mr. West is the Director of Leasing in Houston for Granite Properties. Steve is an active member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the Downtown Houston Association and the Urban Land Institute. Additionally, Steve serves on the Municipal Utilities District Board for Glenloch Farms Subdivision in Northwest Houston.
Mr. Johnson is Senior Vice President of Development and Investments for Transwestern, a national commercial real estate firm. His primary responsibilities are project management and generation of new development opportunities. Pete has over 25 years of experience in all aspects of commercial real estate including leasing, management and investment sales.
Mr. Moskowitz is Director, Houston and West Coast Properties for ConocoPhillips, an integrated energy company based in Houston. Steve is an active member of the International Facility Management Association and the Safety Advisory Committee of the BP MS 150. Additionally, Steve is a board member of the West Houston Association and President of the Facility Management Industry Advisory Council at Texas A&M.
Kmeal O. Winters
Kmeal Winters is Vice President in Asset Management for TIER REIT. Ms. Winters has more than 17 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. She previously worked for Trammell Crow Company from 1998 to 2004, overseeing reporting for clients such as Morgan Stanley, Lend Lease, Principal Financial Group, and Archon. Ms. Winters holds a bachelor of science in business administration and accounting from the University of Kansas and a master of business administration from Southern Methodist University. She serves as a board of director for the Credit Union of Texas. She is also a member of the Dallas and Houston Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and the CCIM Institute.
Mr. Fincher, President of Fincher Companies, brings 35 years of development, acquisition, leasing and asset management to The Energy Corridor District. Formed in 1998, Fincher Companies focuses on retail, restaurant, multi-tenant industrial and low-rise office development, plus selective commercial land development. A former president of the Houston chapter of NAIOP, one of North America's largest and most prestigious commercial real estate organizations, Mr. Fincher has also managed multi-million dollar development projects for both Schlumberger oilfield services and Weingarten Realty Investors.
Mr. Tackett is a Senior Portfolio Manager for Shell Oil Company, responsibly for managing the delivery of complex and significant project portfolios, including transaction and construction management, across the United States and Latin America. He is an expert in managing large real estate assets, right of way and claims, property tax and strategic real estate development. Recognized as A Living Scholar by the University of Miami, Mr. Tackett coaches both Cy-Fair Youth baseball and Cy-Fair youth basketball.