BRIT's Mission is to Conserve our natural heritage by deepening our knowledge of the plant world and achieving public understanding of the value plants bring to life

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Operating Board of Trustees

Gregory A. Bird
Chair of the Board
 President, Jetta Operating Company, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas

Edward P. Bass
Vice Chair of the Board
 President, Fine Line, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas

R. Nowell Donovan, Ph.D.
Secretary of the Board
Charles B. Moncrief Chair of Geology
 Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

Craig Hamilton
Board Treasurer
Chair of the Finance Committee
 Owner, Craig Hamilton & Company, Fort Worth, Texas

Charles E. Amato
 Founder SWBC Corporation, San Antonio, Texas

William A. Brentlinger
Interim Chair, Long Range Planning Committee
Chair, Research Committee
 President, Seville Farms, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas

Dana L. Burghdoff
Advisory Director
 Interim Assistant City Manager, Fort Worth, Texas

William K. Burton
 Executive Vice President, Hillwood Properties, Fort Worth, Texas

James Day
 Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Manager, Amegy Bank of Texas, Fort Worth, Texas

Joseph P. DeWoody
Chair, Nominating Committee
 President, Clear Fork Royalty, Fort Worth, Texas

Marilyn McNabb Gilbert
Co-chair, Advancement Committee
 Executive Vice President, Marketing, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce

Erik Guggenheim
 President/CEO & Firm Managing Partner, Delta Structural Technology LLC

Aric Head
Chair, Advancement Committee
 CEO/Planner Peloton Land Solutions, Fort Worth, Texas

Richard A. Henderson
 Richard A. Henderson PC Attorney at Law, Fort Worth, Texas

Marie Holliday, DMD
 Doctor of Dental Medicine, Comprehensive Dental Care, Fort Worth, Texas

Adelaide Leavens 
 President, Meta Alice Keith Bratten Foundation, Fort Worth, Texas

Michael L. Malone
 Shareholder, GreenbergTraurig, Dallas, Texas

K. Scott McAfee
 Senior Financial Advisor, Signal Securities, Fort Worth, Texas

Robert J. Mitchell
 Executive Recruiter, WhitneySmith Company, Fort Worth, Texas

Lauren-Ashton Moncrief
 Community Volunteer, Fort Worth, Texas

Debbie Morrison
Chair, Education Committee
 Community Volunteer, Keller, Texas

Paxton E. Motheral
 Vice President Cassco Development Co., Fort Worth, Texas

Robert J. O'Kennon
 Community Volunteer, Fort Worth, Texas

Mary G. Palko
 Community Volunteer, Fort Worth, Texas

Ross Perez
 Financial Advisor, Edward Jones, Fort Worth, Texas

Gina Ravnaas
 Community Volunteer, Fort Worth, Texas

Kevin Robnett
 Founder/CEO, InGauge, LLC, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

Jay K. Rutherford
 Partner, Jackson Walker LLP, Fort Worth, Texas

Carter Smith
Advisory Director
 Executive Director, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Austin, Texas

The Honorable Fife Symington
Former Governor of Arizona
 Owner, The Symington Group, Santa Barbara, California

Jon Taggart
 Partner, Burgundy Pasture Beef, Grandview, Texas

Lewis D. Wall III
 Fort Worth Community Volunteer

Nicholas L. Wanzor
 Managing Partner, Hartman Wanzor LLP, Fort Worth, Texas

William Welder
 Vice President, Commercial Lending, BB&T, Fort Worth, Texas

Michael Williams, MD
 President, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas


Foundation Board

D. Bradley Bourland
President of the Board
 President & CEO, Diesslin Group, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas

Jane Schoomaker
Secretary of the Board
 Managing Director, J. P. Morgan, Fort Worth, Texas

Edward P. Bass
 President, Fine Line, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas

David H. Diesslin
 Chairman, Diesslin Group, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas

Alfred J. Lockwood
 Director of Investment Administration, University North Texas Foundation, Denton, Texas

Mary M. Matranga
 Chief Financial Officer/ Chief Operating Officer, JCP Investment Management, LLC, Houston, Texas


Landowner Board

H. Terry Siegel
President of the Board
 President /CEO Ventamatic, Ltd., Fort Worth, Texas

Randall C. Gideon
Secretary of the Board
 Principal/Chairman, Gideon Holdings, LLC., Fort Worth, Texas

Bradford Barnes
 President & General Manager, Southwestern Exposition & Livestock Show, Fort Worth, Texas

Forrest Bowen
 Vice President, MBL, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas

Richard F. Garvey
 CEO, JaGee Holdings, LLP, Fort Worth, Texas

J. Randle Harwood
Advisory Director
 Planning and Development Director, City of Fort Worth, Texas

Richard Zavala
Advisory Director
 Director, Park and Recreation Department, City of Fort Worth, Texas