About Us

We are on a quest to discover unfulfilled potential, and dedicated to unleashing your ability to change the world through the power of one-to-one mentoring.

Our vision

is that all children can achieve success in life.

Our mission

is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that changes their lives for the better, forever.

We proudly partner with parents/guardians, volunteers, donors, companies and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving:

Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships

Avoidance of Risky Behaviors

Educational Success

About our CEO

Pierce Bush, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star, is responsible for coordination of all things related to fundraising, budgeting, the agency’s Board of Directors, and achieving the strategic goals of the organization. Under his leadership, the agency launched the new strategic plan Vision 2×22 that will guide the agency in doubling its reach by 2022. Pierce Bush started his journey with BBBS as a volunteer mentor to Jaylyn in 2009, and he was appointed to the Houston Regional Board in early 2012. Believing that BBBS embodies a mission that represents the American spirit of volunteerism and service to others, Pierce left his career in private equity to join the staff full-time in October of 2012. Since joining BBBS’ leadership, Houston has increased its reach by almost 30% and made critical progress toward the goals of Vision 2×22. Pierce became CEO of Lone Star in August 2015 with the vision to build on this success and impact more children across the state. Pierce earned a BA in American Studies from the University of Texas in Austin. Originally from Houston, Pierce splits his time between Houston and Irving to support BBBS efforts in north Texas. Pierce and his Little Brother Jaylyn enjoy attending church at Ecclesia together, playing baseball, riding bikes, and volunteering in the community.

Pierce can be reached at 713-860-8214 or pierce.bush@bbbstx.org.

Meet our Team

Leadership & Central Services Team

Our degreed-staff serve together to create friendships that are safe, long-lasting, and life-changing for each volunteer and child, the families served, and the generations to follow.

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Michael O’Teter, LMSW

Chief Program Officer
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Jennifer Williams

Chief Financial Officer
Erika Morton

Erika Morton

Director of Marketing
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April Klics

Vice President, Program

Executive Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board:
Steve McDaniel

Vice Chair: 
John R. Pitts

Committee Chairs:
Programs and Outcomes – Chris Owens
Marketing – Michael Hartman
Community Engagement – Pat Quarles
Fund Development – David Dewhurst
Growth – John Pitts
Audit – Luke Longhofer
Board Nominating and Governance – Harriet Miers

Dennis Albrecht
Merrill Lynch Commodities, Inc.
COO

Larry Anfin
Coors Distributing, Co.
President (Retired)

Kristen Blum
PepsiCo, Inc.
SVP/CIO Frito-Lay North America

Chris R. Bright
Bright Companies
Partner

Burton D. Brillhart
Varsity Brands
Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, Chief of Staff

Mike Brodie
Keller Williams Realty
Broker/Owner

J. Denny Carreker, Jr.
Jet Linx Aviation
Vice Chairman

Michael Davis
Bank of Texas
Sr. VP Texas Branch Delivery Manager
Dallas County Board Chair

David Dewhurst
Falcon Seaboard
Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO

Tracy Dieterich, CRPS
Wells Fargo Insurance Services
Senior Vice President – Employee Benefits

Marty Englander
Englander dZignPak LLC
CEO

Travis English
Duncan Foundation
President
Tarrant County Board Chair

Angela Gildea
KPMG LLP
Partner – Advisory Services, Oil & Gas

Alfred Gordon
Frito-Lay North America
Supply Chain Vice President (Retired)

Michael Hartman
CEC Entertainment, Inc.
Former Chief Marketing Officer

Ron Jeans
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
Director of National Accounts

Randy Johanneck
Comerica Bank
SVP, Director of Risk

Manon Kebodeaux
Sable Permian Resources, LLC
Vice President, HR and Administration
Houston Board Chair

Richard R. Kilgust
PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP
Senior Partner (Retired)

T. Luke Longhofer
First Financial Bank Shares, Inc.
Loan Review Manager, SVP
Abilene Board Chair

Stephen J. McDaniel
Chairman of the Board
Midstates Petroleum
Director

Harriet Miers
Locke Lord LLP
Partner

Mary Murray
Amegy Bank
EVP, Treasury Management

Christopher D. Owens
Verizon
Group President, Verizon Select Services (Retired)

John R. Pitts
John. R. Pitts, Attorney at Law
Managing Principal

Patrick Quarles
Celanese
EVP and President, Acetyl Chain

Laura Raymond
Community Volunteer

Jack Rentz
Rentech Boiler Systems, Inc.
Founder, President and CEO

Chris Taylor
FASTSIGNS – North Arlington
President

Juan F. Vasquez, Jr.
Chamberlain Hrdlicka White Williams & Martin
Shareholder

James R. Wales
TEAK II Midstream
Manager, Wales Oil Investments (Retired)

Patrick H. Wood, III
Wood3 Resources
Principal

Financials

We care about your gift the way you care for others, and we take that responsibility very seriously. As a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organizations, we strive to be the best stewards of your gift in order to better serve its purpose: to serve more children with mentors, more effectively.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star Federal Tax ID Number: 75-0800632

Jobs with a Purpose

Join Our Team

We’re looking for talented, passionate people who believe role models can change the life of a child for the better, forever. Our staff loves what they do – and that’s what makes them great. Join the team. We’re hiring.