Cullinan Park Conservancy Announces 2023 Officers and New Board Members
The Cullinan Park Conservancy (CPC) announces the elected officers for 2023 and the addition of five new board members. Re‐elected to serve as board president is Robbin Mallett. “I’m excited to work with our leadership team and new board members. This will be a busy year overseeing our Phase II improvements while continuing to work on design and funding for our future Learn, Explore and Play area for children.” Mallett is a public relations professional, avid birder and Texas Master Naturalist with the Coastal Prairie Chapter.
Keith Borgfeldt was elected Vice President of the Board. He is President and Founder of Spartan Wealth Management LLC and is currently a member of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. He previously served on the board of the Fort Bend YMCA.
Will Cravens was re‐elected Treasurer. Cravens is Executive Vice President of the Scanlan Foundation and has managed numerous companies in the construction and engineering sectors.
Jocelyn Jackson was re‐elected to serve as Secretary. She is Senior Organizational Development Consultant with Houston Methodist Hospital and previously worked as a teacher and administrator with Fort Bend ISD for 16 years. Jocelyn is also a member of the Missouri City‐Sugar Land chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
New members elected to the board include:
John Arcidiacono, President and CEO, The Health Museum – Houston, has extensive experience in marketing, business development, strategic planning, media relations, research and analytics, and budget management. John formerly served on the board of The Institute of Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR).
Patricia Knudson Joiner, President and CEO/Principal in Charge of Knudson LP, has built a reputation for creating and implementing innovative planning standards, design methodologies and economic strategies for the Texas Gulf Coast Region. She is a Fellow American Institute of Certified Planners member for her achievements in the profession as a model planner with significant contributions to planning and society.
Jason A. Miller, Operations Principal at Clark Condon, is a highly skilled and licensed landscape architect with experience in architectural design, project management, and detailing. His creative problem‐solving abilities allow him to create environments with high function, form, and aesthetic appeal. Furthermore, he has a keen interest in technologies and procedures that can improve efficiency and productivity within the firm.
Keri Curtis Schmidt, has served the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce (FBCC) for twenty‐two years as the President & CEO of the largest single‐county membership‐based organization in the Greater Houston region. She serves on the Fort Bend Economic Development Board and the Gulf Coast Workforce boards. She also serves on the University of Houston at Sugar Land Advisory Council, the HCC Chancellor’s Business Champions Council and Cartera Health Advisory Council. Currently, she is an Executive Director on the Texas Association of Business (TAB) and serves as Chairman for the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE).
Rex E. Varn, Executive Vice President, Accredo Packaging, Inc. & Advance Polybag, Inc., has expertise in product management, competitor analysis, plant and financial administration, safety, productivity, quality, and capacity planning. Accredo is an industry‐leading company focused on innovation and sustainability for recyclable, traditional and compostable packaging solutions, as well as committed to recycling, water and energy conservation and sustainable initiatives in their manufacturing process.
For the 3rd year in a row, the Conservancy is partnering with the Board Fellows Program at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. This year, MBA student Katie Sivell will participate as a board member and bring fresh ideas to the operations and planning of the Cullinan Park Conservancy Board.
“We’re excited about the diverse skills and professional backgrounds of our board members,” concluded Mallett. “They each bring a wealth of experience and passion for preserving and enhancing the park’s 754 acres that bring so many benefits to our community.”
Returning board members include Kelsey Low, Cee Cee Parker, Haley Peck, June Tang, Monica Taylor and John Van De Wiele.
The Conservancy thanks retiring board members Betty Baitland, Gay Thompson and Mary Von Tungeln for serving on the board for six years and making invaluable contributions in support of the organization’s mission.