Houston Golf Association Elects New Board of Directors Chair and Officers

HOUSTON (November 5, 2018) – Houston Golf Association announced the election of new board officers. Massey Villarreal has been elected Chairman of the Board. Villarreal is joined by Michael Sandeen as vice chairman and Ken Fisher as secretary.

Villarreal has served on the HGA Board as an independent director before becoming a member of the Houston Golf Association in 2018. He succeeds Meg Leachman who has served as board chair since June 2016.

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.

“I look forward to working with the HGA Board, Staff and our many supporters to continue the mission of positively impacting the Houston community and its youth through golf and youth programs”, said Villarreal.

Michael Sandeen joined the Houston Golf Association in 2012 and was the recipient of the New Member of the Year award that same year.  He currently serves on the HGA executive committee. For the last 30 years, Sandeen has been the managing partner of Sandeen & Giblin, an investment consulting firm.

Ken Fisher is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Noble Energy, Inc. and has more than 30 years of financial and operational leadership experience. Before joining Noble Energy, Ken served as executive vice president of finance for Shell Upstream Americas. He also served as Royal Dutch Shell’s director of strategy and business development in The Hague.

Steve Timmsis the president and CEO of Houston Golf Association and oversees the day-to-day operations of Houston Golf Association, The First Tee of Greater Houston and Houston Municipal Golf Association.

About Houston Golf Association

Since 1946, The Houston Golf Association has existed to make a difference in Houston communities and in the lives of our youth through golf and charity. An essential part of its impact is the Municipal Golf Initiative, which upgrades public golf facilities, beautifies green spaces, and creates a place to mentor youth through The First Tee of Great Houston program. With nearly 350,000 children benefitting already, these programs are a resounding success for the future of Houston. For more information go to hga.org.