Foundation Board & Staff

The Garland ISD Education Foundation is overseen by a Board of Directors comprised of a cross-section of the community served by the Garland ISD.

Board members

Scott McMurdie, Chair
MG Retirement Advisors

Doug Burnside, Vice Chair/Chair-Elect
Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott LLP

Leslie Henson, Treasurer
Huber, Prater, Henson CPAs

Brian Cooper, Secretary
Cooper Concrete

Darren Durrett, Immediate Past Chair
Dallas Capital Bank

Butch Bowlin, Plastipak Packaging
Donna Butterfield, Frost Bank
Michelle Coates - Community Leader
Donas Cole, Baylor Scott & White – Lake Point
Scott Daughtery - HTeaO
Dr. Ayodele Fadahunsi, Lone Star Neck & Back
Emily Fletcher, Trinity Regional Hospital Sachse
Michael Gallops, Rowlett Chamber of Commerce
Earl Gilmore, GISD – South Garland High School
Todd Gottel – Lone Star Wealth Advisors
Jade Hobbs, GISD – Steadham Elementary School
Wes Johnson – GISD Trustee
Ted Kinzer, Teqnavi
Chris Kizzier, Life Mission
Jeanie Marten – Jeanie Marten Real Estate
Karina Olivares, Garland Chamber of Commerce
Phuong “Madeline” Tran – Tran Law Office, PLLC
Melisssa Varela – Texas Security Bank

District staff members

Lisa Cox, President
Merry Vickers, Secretary