...created to help perpetuate the history of the Texas Rangers...
Jim Chionsini, Chairman
San Angelo, TX, Co. “E”
Jim has been on the TRAF board 10 years and on the executive committee six years. Former Ranger Chief Kirby Dendy sponsored Jim to become a Benefactor as well as a board member.
Constance White, Vice Chairman
Houston, TX, Co. “A”
Constance is a native of Roswell, N.M. and a graduate of the University of Arkansas. She moved to Texas in 1982 to join Spindletop International and met her first Texas Rangers, Captains Grady Sessums and Dan North. Constance also chairs the Scholarship Committee.x
Dave Wilson, Treasurer
Ozona, TX, Co. “E”
Wilson is owner and vice president of Lilly Construction, Inc., in Ozona, which has served West Texas since 1955.
His company has long been a leader in general oil field construction and is a member of the Associated General Contractors of America. Lilly specializes in Redi-Mix concrete, crane services, gas plant const ruct ion/ maintenance, pipeline installation / maintenance and heavy hauling.
Prior to his 26 years with Lilly, Dave served in the U.S. Air Force. He and wife Jana live in Ozona and have three children and two grandchildren.
Tom Schleier, Secretary
Tom Schleier & Associates, LLP,
Seguin, TX, Co. “F”
Tom is president of Thomas W. Schleier and Associates, a land services company for oil and gas exploration. He’s been in the oil and gas business 32 years.
His TRAF board membership represents Company F, and he was sponsored by both Captain Gary de los Santos of Company D and Captain Tony Leal of Company A.
Tom is a native of Houston and he and his wife Judy have lived in Seguin 22 years. He has a grown daughter, Jacy, who lives in West Hollywood, and a son, Eric, a junior at Texas Tech University.
Gary Crawford, Past Chairman
Fort Worth, TX, Co. “B”
Gary Crawford is a longtime member of TRAF, as was his father before him. Crawford and wife Sharlotte live in Fort Worth. He is a legend in TCU football lore.
He was TRAF chairman preceding Danny Chandler, and returns to the executive committee for another two-year stint in the past-chairman’s slot.
Bill Hartman, Hartman News, Richmond, TX
Russell Molina, Custom Rubber Products, Houston, TX
Joan Neuhaus Schaan, William Stamps Farish Fund, Houston, TX
Kitch Taub, Kitch Co. Capital, Houston, TX
Constance White, Spindletop Charities, Houston, TX
Gary Crawford, Metroplex Filters, Fort Worth, TX
Hayden Elder, Elder Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Athens, TX
John Palmer, AT&T, Dallas, TX
Steve Sikes, Amsco Steel, Fort Worth, TX
James K. “Rooter” Brite, Jr., JA Ranch, Bowie, TX
Scott Egert, Scott’s Car Care, Lubbock, TX
Joe Kay, Kay Co Electric, Denver City, TX
Lee Kidd, WL Kidd Oil Field Service, Denver City, TX
Ken Olson, Texas A&M Extension Services, Lubbock, TX
Rick Hernandez, HEB, McAllen, TX
Joe York, Rancher, Bracketville, TX
Steven Lamantia, L&F Distributors, Laredo, TX
Trey Martinez, Attorney/Law Office of Benigno (Trey) Martinez, Brownsville, TX
Joseph “Jay” Wise, Merrill Lynch, Corpus Christi, TX
Jim Chionsini, Granite Publications, San Angelo, TX
Vern Foreman, Foreman Electric Service Co, Inc., Odessa, TX
Benny Vanecek, Lone Star Golf Club, El Paso, TX
Jerry Wellborn, Wellborn Ranch, Robert Lee, TX
Dave Wilson, Lilly Construction, Ozona, TX
Dave Conlon, TechCon Trenching, Johnson City, TX
Jimmy Hasslocher, Frontier Enterprises, San Antonio, TX
Joey McCarty, Garden Ridge, TX
Tom Schleier, Tom Schleier & Associates, LLP, Seguin, TX
J. Marvin Smith III, M.D., Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates, San Antonio, TX
Captain Jack Dean, Ret., San Antonio, TX
Juan Antonio Calles, Ph.D, HeartBrand Beef, San Antonio, TX
Carl Lambert, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Houston, TX
Robert Stratmann, Stratmann and Associates, Austin, TX
Captain Barry Caver
Captain Richard Sweaney
Chief Hank Whitman
Chief Randall B. Prince, Headquarters
Assistant Chief Frank Malinak, Headquarters
Major Jason Taylor, Co. “A”
Major Grover Huff, Co. “B”
Major Todd Snyder, Co. “C”
Major Brian Burzynski, Co. “D”
Major Crayton McGee, Co. “E”
Major Chance Collins, Co. “F”
Major Jeff Collins, Headquarters
Major J.D. Robertson, Headquarters
Captain Corey Lain, Headquarters
Captain Victor Escalon, Headquarters
Bob Bustin • Frank Camp • Danny Chandler
Ben Choate • Robert Dabney • Lee Drain
Mark Herfort • Tony Hill • T.D. “Rusty” Howell
E.E. “Bubba” Hudson • Tom Lacy • Michael Lam John J. Omohundro • Gray McWhorter • Randy Watson
We are grateful to the charter board of directors for their hard work and dedication. This first board of directors officially met on August 6, 1981 at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, Texas. Directors were selected by Ranger Captains in their area as they still are today by the Ranger Majors.
This charter board’s vision and wisdom established this organization in a manner befitting the steadfast tradition of the Texas Rangers. We endeavor to carry on their mission of service, support, and friendship.
Freeman Dunn • Honorable Charles J. Hearn • Richard Harvey
Ross Perot • Ray Bogel • Jack Pierce
Larry Sherrin • Wayne Showers • Robert H. Ross
Clayton Williams • Gaines de Graffenried • B.L. Parker
Tom Stolhandske • Steve Dorney • Louis H. Sommer