Chief Development Officer
Paul is originally from Des Moines, Iowa and graduated with a B.A. in Public Administration and Secondary Education. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mongolia and earned his M.A. at American University in Sociology: Training and Education.
Paul has served in several leadership roles at non-profit organizations for over 30 years, including most recently as the Regional Executive Director at Big Brothers Big Sisters. In these positions, he has helped to advocate on behalf of those most in need, and has led the efforts to raise millions of dollars in support of community programs.
He serves as a volunteer in his free time, including serving as a mentor to a Little Brother, and through efforts with the Houston Food Bank, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, AIDS Foundation Houston, and the Houston Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Group.
Paul lives in Houston and has a 20 year old daughter. He enjoys music, movies and playing volleyball, tennis and racquetball and also manages a softball team.
Which teacher had the greatest impact on you?
Mr. Williams, my high school chemistry and physics teacher. He always had time to listen to us and spent time really getting to know all of his students while making learning fun! He also always reminded us that complaining gets you nowhere, but its action that brings progress.
If there were a movie of your life who would play you?
I’d want to play myself! I really enjoyed my acting role in as Colonel Blake in our MASH production in high school.
What is your dream for Texas children?
That all children have the opportunity to meet their full potential and lead happy and healthy lives regardless of their background!