Board & Staff

Focused on Character

Scenic Houston is driven by individuals who are passionate about enhancing the character of our city. The Scenic Houston Board, Advisory Board and Staff remains tirelessly dedicated to continuing that path and creating positives outcomes for Houston.


Bill Odle


Bill Odle

Ashley Grigsby

First Vice Chair

Ashley Grigsby

Jeri Brooks

Second Vice Chair

Jeri Brooks
One World Strategy Group

Derrick Mitchell

Finance Chair

Derrick Mitchell
Holland & Knight LLP

Muhammad Ali, Gauge Engineering

Evans Attwell, Frost Bank

Chris Bilton

Nicole Boudreau, Hines

Chuck Carlberg, Carlberg Branding & Advertising

Paul Charles, Neighborhood Recovery Community Development Corp.

Anna Deans, Midway

David Du, Tianqing Real Estate Development

Kathy Elek, Houston Airport System

Russ Frank, Metropolitan Transit Authority

Edwin Friedrichs, Walter P Moore

Marlene Gafrick, MetroNational

David Hightower, Midway

Steve Hefner, Camden

Kristal Casey,  Unicorn Service Solutions

Cooke Kelsey, Parker & Sanchez PLLC

Eric Potts, Freese & Nichols

Ricardo Rivas, Allied Orion Group

Vanessa J. Sampson, Fourth Ward Redevelopment Authority

Melissa Schmitz, Kirksey

Roger Soto, HOK

Alia Vinson, Allen Boone Humphries Robinson, LLP

Tim Williamson, Cadence Bank

Jonathan Day, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Mary Lou Henry, Vernon G. Henry & Associates

Mavis Kelsey, Kelsey Commercial Real Estate Services

Harry Masterson, Concourse Development

Allan Port

Carroll Shaddock, Posthumous Emeritus

Max Watson

Amber Alfred, Houston Association of Realtors

Vernon Caldera, Texas Children’s Hospital

Robin Cooley, Optum Behavorial Health

Todd Curry, Houston Airport System

Patricia Frayre, Frayre Engineering & Consulting

Nikki H. Knight, Greater Southeast Management District

Dr. Carol Lewis, Texas Southern University

Margaret Lloyd, Scenic Texas

Amar Mohite, Harris County – Precinct 1

Sanjay Ramabhadran, Versa Infrastructure

Kristopher Stuart, Gensler

Mustafa Tameez, Outreach Strategists

Gary Trietsch

Saul Valentin, Collaborate

2020-2022: Marlene Gafrick

2018 – 2019 : Derrick Mitchell

2017: Paul Chapman 

2015 – 2016: Harry Masterson

2011 – 2014: Claudia Williamson

2009 – 2010: Jeff E. Ross

2007 – 2008: Olga L. Moya

2005 – 2006: Jonathan Day

2003 – 2004: Kay B. Crooker


Andrea French

Andrea French
Executive Director