Board of Directors
Meg Leachman is chairman of the Houston Golf Association board of directors. She served as vice chairman in 2015 and general chair of the Shell Houston Open in 2013 and 2014. She is director of marketing and communications for the Americas for SNC-Lavalin, an international engineering and construction firm, where she has been employed for 22 years. An Houston Golf Association volunteer since 2004, she has served as vice chair of mobility and spectator services for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Shell Houston Open tournaments. She was recipient of the 2011 Earl Elliott Member of the Year Award. She also serves on the executive committee.
John O. Armour
John Armour is vice chair of the Houston Golf Association board of directors having previously served as treasurer and assistant secretary on the board. With over twenty years as a healthcare executive, John currently serves as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. John has held senior leadership positions for in excess of sixteen years, all in Houston. John has thirteen years of CFO experience and was formerly Chief Executive Officer of Parallon Business Solutions Supply Chain Services/Gulf Coast Division. John has been an active member of the Houston Golf Association since 2008. During his tenure with the HGA, John is past chair of the scholarship committee/scholarship pro-am, has helped with hospitality, parking, roping, and currently serves as chairman of pro-ams. John has been a member of the board of directors for the past three years.
Michael Sandeen is treasurer of the Houston Golf Association board of directors. He joined the Houston Golf Association in 2012 and was the recipient of the New Member of the Year award that same year. In 2013, he was appointed as chair of the Houston Golf Association junior golf committee. He previously served on the Houston Golf Association board of directors as an appointed director in his capacity as junior golf committee chair. He currently serves on the executive committee and chairs the finance committee. For the last 30 years, Mr. Sandeen has been the managing partner of Sandeen & Giblin, an investment consulting firm. He received a B.BA. from Baylor University in 1981. He has been involved with the Baylor Alumni Association, the Houston Symphony, and numerous other charities including Houston hunger projects as a board member and endowment trustee. He also serves as a volunteer rules official for Texas Golf Association and United States Golf Association events.
Jeff Miers is secretary of the HGA board of directors and currently serves on the executive committee. Jeff is a Managing Director in Accenture’s Energy Practice, based in Houston. Jeff has been with Accenture for more than 21 years leading consulting and systems implementation projects with clients through all aspects of the energy industry. Currently, Jeff leads Accenture’s Pipeline and Midstream group for the North America Resources operating group as well as serving as Accenture’s lead for Intelligent Pipelines, our joint go to market relationship with GE. Jeff holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering with Highest Honors from the University of Texas at Austin. Jeff and his wife Amy are both native Houstonians and graduates of the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas. Jeff has been an active member of the Houston Golf Association since 2003, and has served as the chairman of the media committee for the Shell Houston Open.
Jim Brothers served as chairman of the Houston Golf Association board of directors in 2012 and 2013. He served as secretary in 2011 and 2012. Brothers has worked in sales and marketing for Geophysical Pursuit, Inc. for the last 24 years and worked in the oil and gas industry for 34 years. Brothers joined the Houston Golf Association in 1999 and earned the HGA New Member of the Year Award that same year. He was a co-recipient of the Terry Russ Shell Houston Open Service Award in 2007. He previously served as Shell Houston Open vice chairman of security and public safety for the 2009-2011 tournaments. Prior to 2009, he served as chairman of the distribution committee for three years.
Larry Green is formerly the managing director and chief of staff for the securities group of Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. (TPH). Prior to joining TPH, he was with Bank of America and various predecessor banks for 30 years, serving in senior roles in audit/risk management and in private banking, where he retired as president of the International Private Bank. He joined the Houston Golf Association in 2008 and has served on the ShotLink committee for the Shell Houston Open. He currently serves on the Houston Golf Association audit committee.
Veronica Levet is the membership chair at the Houston Golf Association. She has been a member of the HGA for 17 years. Serving on the junior golf committee for 6 years. She served as vice chair of mobility and at various mobility locations for several years. She also served as vice chair during the Coca Cola Tour Championship in 2003. Recently she was chair of the standard bearers group and chair of the membership committee. Veronica has worked for Shrieve Chemical Products for 25 years. Currently in the role of Purchasing Director. She was recipient of the 2010 Earl Elliott Member of the Year Award. She is proud to be a product of the HGA Junior Golf Program.
Maurice Shaw is on the Houston Golf Association board of directors. He is the founder and Managing Director of The Copperfield Group, LLC, an independent consultancy firm that provides risk management services to the energy and utility markets. Maurice earned a Master’s degree from Houston Baptist University – College of Business and Economics. Upon earning his MBA, he entered the energy industry working for some of the industry stalwarts; e.g., EOTT Energy, LG&E Energy and finally Duke Energy. Maurice gives back to the community as a member of the Houston Golf Association. He is chairperson of the youth committee and tournament operations committee. Maurice serves as the chairperson of the HGA scholarship committee and is a member of the HGA junior golf committee. Maurice was recognized as the HGA New Member of the Year (2012) and the HGA Earl Elliott Member of the Year (2014). Maurice is a graduate of Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration, and he holds an MBA from Houston Baptist University.
Mike joined the Houston Golf Association in 2008 and has served on numerous committees within the organization, including Shell Houston Open cart barn, parking, pro-Aams, operations and hospitality. He has served as vice chairman of pro-ams and hospitality on the tournament committee for the past two years and is currently serving his second term as an elected officer to the HGA board of directors and the general chair for the 2017 Shell Houston Open. Mike is Vice President of Global Business Development for Process Resources, Inc. based in Sugar Land, Texas. Mike has been with Process Resources for over 25 years, primarily leading the global sales force. Process Resources is in the valve manufacturing and valve automation business.
Tom Forestier is serving a one year term on the HGA board of directors having previously served the past two years as chairman of the board. He served as vice chairman of the HGA board in 2013 and 2014. He is a shareholder in the Houston office of the law firm of Winstead PC. He is a member of the firm’s commercial litigation and energy practice groups. He is the former managing shareholder of the firm’s Houston office and former chairperson of the firm’s diversity committee. He has served as chairman of the executive board of Northwest Assistance Ministries and as a trustee for the Lone Star College System. He has been an HGA member since 1997.
John Hollowel represents Shell Oil Company, title sponsor of the Shell Houston Open. John is Chief Executive Officer, President and member of the board of Shell Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: SHLX). John is also the Executive Vice President of US Pipelines. Most recently, John served as Executive Vice President of Deep Water for Shell in the Americas with responsibilities for Deep Water in the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil and Venezuela. Other Upstream roles include Vice President Production, Executive President Europe, and a number of roles in Upstream engineering and onshore and offshore asset management, in California, Texas and Louisiana. John’s Downstream experience includes General Manager roles in Shell Pipeline, Distribution and Commercial, Shell Pipeline President, and Vice President – Global Distribution for Shell Downstream Inc. He began his 35-year career at Shell as an engineer in Shell Exploration and Production. John graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering.
Chris Normyle also represents Shell Oil Company, title sponsor of the Shell Houston Open. He is manager of strategic sponsorships and events for Shell and is the Houston Golf Associations primary contact for the Shell Houston Open. He currently serves on the board of the World Golf Foundation and The First Tee™ of Greater Houston.
Massey Villarreal is CEO and President of Precision Task Group, Inc., a Hispanic-owned and managed computer-consulting firm providing data processing solutions to public and private sector firms. Hispanic Business Magazine named Villarreal one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in the United States.
Buddy Bolt is the Chairman of the Audit Committee. He is the retired former president and CEO of Continental Land & Fur Co., Inc., a privately owned independent exploration and production company headquartered in Houston. He also serves as on the Board of Trustees for Northwest Assistance Ministries
Kirbyjon H. Caldwell
Kirbyjon H. Caldwell is senior pastor of the 16,000-member Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston. Caldwell has spearheaded several independently operated nonprofits and community development projects that have impacted the social and economic landscape of central southwest Houston.