(Orange, Texas)

November 27, 2012

BBB announces new directors for 2013-2015

Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader

BEAUMONT — The Better Business Bureau that serves the eight counties of Southeast Texas and the Bolivar Peninsula has announced 10 members of its Board of Directors who were recently elected by BBB Accredited Businesses. Each will serve a three-year term beginning Jan. 1.

Regional business leaders recently elected include Tim Baker, President of Baker Auto Repair; Robert Bertrand, President of Cotton Cargo; Barry Bryant, Sales & Marketing Manager of Bill Clark Pest Control; Jarren Garrett, Executive Director of Baptist Hospital-Orange; Tommy Patrizi, President of Apex Payroll; Ann Scoggin, owner of Coldwell Banker Southern Homes; Jerry Sonnier, Owner/President of Coastal Roofing Specialists; Tim Sudela, President of American Valve & Hydrant; Anthony Toups, General Sales Manager at Classic Southeast Texas; and Bo Weinbaum, Owner of PRIMCO.

These individuals join other Directors currently serving a three-year term continuing into 2013. They include Slate Babineaux, Vice-President of Air Comfort; Sally Broussard, Executive Director of Spindletop Center; Jed Dollinger, Senior Partner (Retired) of Wathen, Deshong & Juncker; Robert Edgar, Shareholder with Edgar, Kiker & Cross; Mike Sculley, Sales manager with Kirksey's Sprint Printing; Shawn Hanley, VP of Marketing at Howell Furniture Galleries; Mark Russo, Senior Analyst with Entergy Texas; Gail Shook, Owner of Airport Travel Agency; and David Thornhill, President of Southwest Building Systems.

Also continuing their terms on the Board next year will be Dan Bell, VP of Business Lending at MCT Credit Union; George Crawford, General Manager of Lamar Advertising; Corinne Creason, Owner of Manning's School Supplies; Carin Falconer, VP Service Operations at Conn's; Mike Hebert, President of Texas Marine & Brokerage; Bill Hecht, CFO of CHRISTUS Health Southeast Texas Region; Robert Henckel, Manager of Chick-Fil-A; Jada Kelley, President/CEO of DuPont Goodrich FCU; Laura Miller-Sattler, Owner/VP of Beaumont Dealers Auction; and Paul Skinner, President of Star Graphics.

"We are very pleased to have this caliber of business leaders at the helm of our regional Better Business Bureau," said John Paschall, BBB President/CEO. "Each is fully committed to our mission to 'Be the Leader in Advancing Marketplace Trust' and our vision of 'Developing the next Generation of Educated and Ethical Consumers and Business Leaders'."