Board of Directors

Michael Sandeen

Michael Sandeen is Chairman 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 currently serves on the executive committee. For the last 30 years, Mr. Sandeen has been the managing partner of Sandeen & Giblin, an investment consulting firm.  He received a BBA from Baylor University in 1981. He has been involved with the Baylor Alumni Association, the Houston Symphony, the Powell Foundation and numerous other charities including Houston hunger projects as a board member and endowment trustee.

Mark Jacobs

Mark Jacobs is President, Houston Capital Corporation. Mark’s deep commercial lending and corporate finance background includes Bank of America and GE in Chicago. Mark led GEs Commercial Lending Group Southwest, based in Dallas. Most recently, Mark was Market President of Regions Bank in Houston.

Mark is very involved in the Houston Community with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and The Houston Grand Opera. He also serves on the board of the Montrose Center, Greater Houston Port Bureau, Houston Area Urban League, and The Complete Communities Advisory Board. He is originally from Fort Worth, Texas and holds a BBA from the University of Texas at Arlington and a MBA from Butler University.

Rob Hungate

Rob Hungate is chair of the Philanthropy Committee. He is responsible for the sales, operations, distribution and executive leadership for Blue Bell Creameries in Houston.  In addition, he is engaged with Brenham-based projects and leading retailers for the company. Rob has been a member of the Houston Golf Association since 1997 and previously served on its board of directors from 2000-2009.  During that time, he served as chairman of the board of directors and its executive committee in 2004, 2005 and 2006. He was named the 1998 New Member of the Year and the 1999 Member of the Year. He is Vice Chairman of the Deacon Body at Second Baptist Church, Houston, Texas.

Ken Fisher

Ken Fisher is Vice Chair of the board of directors. He also serves as chair of the Finance, Investment and Risk Management Committee.  He is executive vice president and chief financial officer of ChampionX (NASDAQ: CHX) and has more than 35 years of financial and operational leadership experience.  He served as CFO for Noble Energy from 2009 until 2020, when the company was acquired by Chevron.  He also served as chair of the board of Noble Midstream Partners (NASDAQ: NBLX) from 2016 to 2020.  Before joining Noble Energy, Ken held senior leadership roles at Shell and General Electric Company.

Henry Noey

Henry Noey is chair of the Governance Committee. He is director of client management at Willis Towers Watson for their Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Louisiana markets. Over his professional career, Henry has consulted to numerous organizations on a variety of domestic and international finance and human resource issues.  In addition, he has served in executive roles in two major health care organizations and managed health care programs for a Fortune 500 company. Additionally, Henry has been a member of the Houston Golf Association since 1988 serving in a variety of volunteer leadership positions.

Michael Harling

Michael Harling joined the Houston Golf Association in 2020. Michael is a partner at KPMG LLP, where he serves as the Energy Sector Lead for Deal Advisory.  Over his professional career, Michael has consulted on a variety of domestic and international mergers and capital markets transactions. After earning his MBA from Winthrop University, Michael began his career in Charlotte, North Carolina. He and his wife Kara are avid golfers and reside in the city of Houston.