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NACD Texas TriCities Chapter Names New Board Members

September 13, 2013

HOUSTON, TX — September 13, 2013  — The National Association of Corporate Directors Texas TriCities Chapter welcomes its newest board members, Janet Langford Kelly, William H. Easter III, and Brent Longnecker, and also recognizes other board members and advisors with new board positions.

Janet Langford Kelly, joins the Chapter board bringing over 30 years of management and legal experience.  Ms. Kelly currently serves as Senior Vice President, Legal, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of ConocoPhillips, and is also a seated director on the Houston Grand Opera, and Yellowstone Park Foundation boards.

“We are very pleased to have Janet join the Board of the Texas TriCities Chapter of the NACD. Her legal, corporate, and director experiences will add tremendous value to our organization and we look forward to her many contributions,” mentions Chapter Nominating and Governance Chairman, Alan Buckwalter.

Mr. Bill Easter brings his insights to the Chapter boardroom as full board member of Delta Airlines (NYSE: DAL), director of Concho Resources, Inc., and the Memorial Hermann Hospital System in Houston, Texas.  Mr. Easter was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of DCP Midstream LLC, following a 32-year career in natural gas, crude oil and refined product supply, transportation, refining and marketing for Conoco and ConocoPhillips.

Chapter Chairman, Tom Glanville stated, “We are very pleased to have Bill Easter join the Board of the Texas TriCities Chapter of the NACD.  His deep and broad senior executive and director experience will help Texas TriCities further our mission of making boards a competitive advantage for their organizations.”

Brent Longnecker adds his expertise to the board as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Longnecker & Associates, and as a long-standing Texas TriCities Chapter Advisor and Sponsor.  Mr. Longnecker is a NACD Governance Fellow and seated director on ATP Oil and Gas, AmREIT, Momentum Healthcare, Star 12 Foundation, and Rosehill Christian School.  He has over 25 years experience as an operational executive and board member with a focus on executive compensation.  Mr. Longnecker currently serves as Compensation Chair for both AmREIT and Momentum Healthcare.

Chapter President, David Preng, stated, “We are honored and pleased to have Brent join our board.  He brings a wide array of compensation, governance, strategic and organizational skills that will further enhance our ability to provide the TriCities Chapter’s commitment to deliver excellence and best practices to our members.”

In addition, the Chapter applauds the following Texas TriCities Chapter board members and advisors serving in new board positions:

  • Alan Buckwalter, Director, Freeport Copper and Gold (FCX)
  • Alan Crain, Director, American Arbitration Association
  • Robert Creager, Director, Houston International Insurance Group
  • David D’Alessandro, NACD Texas TriCities Chapter Houston Board of Advisors
  • Thomas Glanville, Audit Chair, Itron
  • Thomas Knudson, Director, Midstates Petroleum
  • Alfred Moran, Director and Audit Chair, Center Coast MLP & Infrastructure Fund
  • Gail Page, NACD Texas TriCities  Chapter Austin Board of Advisors
  • Mary Ricciardello, Director and Audit Chair, St. Thomas University

Join the Texas TriCities Chapter Board and Board of Advisors in welcoming these outstanding corporate directors into the Texas TriCities Chapter Boardroom and current board members in their new positions.

About the NACD Texas TriCities Chapter

The NACD Texas TriCities Chapter was established by National Association of Corporate Directors in 2003 to create a local, cross-industry peer-to-peer director forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas in the business communities of Houston, Austin and San Antonio. By convening directors and experts to examine leading practices and anticipate developing issues, the Chapter helps participating directors be more effective in the boardroom, add value to their organizations, and foster the positive image of corporations and business organizations through improved corporate governance. The Chapter also provides a grass-roots channel through which members can participate in NACD’s nationwide dialog on corporate and organizational governance practices and principles. To learn about local programs in the Texas TriCities Chapter markets visit


To learn about membership and national programs, visit or to join, contact Kelly Dodd,

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