Terry Foundation Adds Three New Board Members
Following the wishes of Howard Terry, all Terry Foundation Board Members will be Terry Scholars. After extensive discussions about succession planning and future leadership of the organization, the current Board will add three more members on January 1, 2020.
Newest Board Members
Kim Brandl Pekar (TAMU 1998)
Originally from Shiner, Texas, Kim is a 1998 Terry Scholar who attended Texas A&M University. She earned a Master of Science degree and Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant, as well as a Certified Internal Auditor. Kim is Vice President of Internal Audit and Credit Review for Capital Farm Credit in Bryan, Texas. Prior to her employment with Capital Farm Credit, Kim worked as an audit staff member with Ernst & Young, LLP and served as an Internal Audit Manager for the Texas A&M System Internal Audit Department.
Kim and her husband, Matt, reside in College Station, Texas and are the parents of two sons who are active in sports and 4H. They are active members of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Bryan, Texas and participate in various local community activities.
below: Kim and her family at Terry Winedale Picnic
Bonnie Cole Southerland (TXST 2004)
A native of Fort Worth, Bonnie was a member of the first class of Terry Scholars at Texas State University in 2004. She received her B.S. in Geography with minors in History and Honors Studies in 2008. After graduation, she became a Teach for America corps member in Houston and continued teaching middle school in both traditional public schools and public charter schools in Central Texas. She received her M.Ed. in Reading Education from Texas State University in 2013.
Bonnie and her husband, Matt, live in Austin, where she now works full-time as a mom to their two sons and as a volunteer with their church.
below: Bonnie and her Terry classmates, Jennie Syamken and Katie Luevano, at their senior picnic
Scott Grass (UH 2006)
A native Houstonian, Scott Grass is a 2006 Terry Scholar who earned his B.B.A. in Finance with a concentration in Global Energy Management from the University of Houston Bauer College of Business in May 2010. Scott currently serves as Vice President for Main Street Capital Corporation, providing debt and minority equity financing solutions to middle market companies.
Scott is passionate about giving back to efforts that seek to improve public health and education. He resides in Houston with his wife, Meaghan, who is a 2007 University of Houston Terry Scholar.
below: Scott at his senior picnic
Current Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer and Board Chairman
Edward Cotham Jr.
Chief Investment Officer
(Emeritus as of January 1, 2020)
Yvonne Rode Moody (TAMU 1987), Terry Scholar
President and Executive Director
J.D. Davis (UT 1989), Terry Scholar
Gayle Stinson (UT 1987), Terry Scholar
Jeffrey Stichler (TAMU 1990), Terry Scholar
Elizabeth Riley Keeler (TAMU 1992), Terry Scholar
Brian Yarbrough (UT 1988), Terry Scholar
New Members (January 1, 2020)
Kimberly Brandl Pekar (TAMU 1998), Terry Scholar
Scott Grass (UH 2006), Terry Scholar
Bonnie Cole Southerland (TXST 2004), Terry Scholar