Board Of Directors
Our Board Volunteers Are Selected For Their Leadership In Tourism, Preservation, Marketing, Education Or Legislative Affairs
The purpose of the board is to:
• set policy for the region
• manage the legal obligations of the organization
• maintain ownership and accountability of the nonprofit development
• ensure the quality and performance of the regional work
• plan, hire, evaluate, support, and appropriately compensate the director
• recruit qualified new members to improve quality of the organization
Fiscal Year 2020
Meet Our Board Members
Holli (Conley) Fourniquet, CTE, TDM, has been in the tourism industry for the past 11 years. She is a native of East Texas who likes to spend her time keepin’ Tyler rosy as the Vice President of Marketing for Visit Tyler.
Sherry Chaney Morgan
Sherry Chaney Morgan is a native East Texan currently serving as Executive Director for the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau. Sherry holds a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching from Sam Houston State University, a Master of Education from Stephen F. Austin State University, and is recognized as a Certified Tourism Executive by the Texas Travel Industry Association. When not promoting East Texas tourism, Sherry enjoys writing, photography, cooking, and spending time with her two daughters, Zoë and Sadie.
Secretary / Treasurer
Mary Raum, CTE, TDM, has been in the tourism industry for 4 years working as the Tourism Marketing Manager for the City of Palestine. Mary grew up in Palestine and upon graduating, moved to Los Angeles California to pursue a degree in Merchandise, Marketing and Management earning top honors as a summa cum laude graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise. Working in major markets in the buying offices of three leading retailers, Mary knows what it means to market to and attract a targeted demographic. After moving back to her hometown to raise her family, she is focused on enhancing and building out existing attractions for Heritage tourists.
In 2013, Barbara was hired by the Texas Historical Commission to manage the Starr Family Home State Historic site. At that time, her and her husband Ken left the DFW traffic and moved to Marshall, TX. It was one of the best decisions they ever made.
Megan Buro is the Marketing Coordinator at the Sam Houston Memorial Museum at Sam Houston State University. She has held this position with the museum since July 2009. Megan grew up in Warrenton, Texas and graduated from Round Top-Carmine High School. She received her undergrad in History from Sam Houston State University and here masters in Recreation, Park & Tourism Sciences from Texas A&M University. When she is not working, she enjoys traveling, sports, volunteering, and spending time with her family.
Nancy C. Windham is President & CEO of the Texas Forest Country Partnership (TFCP), a 12-county economic development organization whose mission is to enrich the economic and well-being of rural East Texas through marketing, business development and advocacy. She is responsible for leading the organization’s economic development efforts by managing the relationships with alliances and partners serving the Texas Forest region for new and expanding business opportunities, infrastructure projects, site selection, incentive negotiations, workforce development and available land sites. The focus of the TFCP are in the areas of Advanced Manufacturing, Forest & Wood Products, Healthcare and Tourism.