NCPA Board of Directors

Jerry M. Mills, JM Mills Interests, LLC
Jerry is currently involved in construction and investing. He started Mills Electrical Contractors in 1973 and did an IPO on NYSE in 1998 as part of Integrated Electrical Services.
Brent Beesley, Chairman and CEO, Heritage Bank, St. George, Utah
Brent Beesley is Chairman & CEO of Heritage Bank, St. George, Utah. He holds a BA in Economics from BYU and an MBA and JD from Harvard University.
Michael L. Whalen, President & CEO, Heart of America Restaurants & Inns
Michael Whalen developed, owns and operates 27 restaurants and hotels in ten metropolitan areas of six Midwestern states.
John C. Goodman, President, NCPA, Kellye Wright Fellow
John C. Goodman is NCPA president and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, among other publications, have called him the "Father of Health Savings Accounts," and the Media Research Center credits him, along with former Sen. Phil Gramm and columnist Bill Kristol with playing the pivotal role in the defeat of the Clinton Administration's plan to overhaul the U.S. health care system.
W. Mike Baggett, Esq., Chairman Emeritus, Winstead PC
W. Mike Baggett has been Chairman and CEO of the law firm of Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C. since 1992. The firm has more than 300 attorneys in 7 cities.
Stephen A. Batman
Stephen A. Batman (Tony) is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Cofounder of 1st Global Research & Consulting. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas and serves on the board of advisors to the School of Business and its Accounting and Information Systems program.
Harold J. Bowen, III
Harold J. Bowen, III (Jay) is president of Bowen, Hanes & Co., in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a member of National Economics Club, a trustee of the Foundation for Economic Education, and a member of National Association of Business Economics. He attended London School of Economics and is a frequent contributor on CNBC-TV, the Fox News Channel and Fox Business News.
Gen. Tommy Franks, US Army-ret.
Tommy Franks was born in Wynnewood (pronounced "Winnywood") Oklahoma and grew up in Midland, Texas where he graduated from Robert E. Lee High School one year ahead of First Lady Laura Bush.
William "Tex" Gross
William D. “Tex” Gross is Chairman of Commerce Street Holdings, LLC, the holding company for Commerce Street Capital, LLC (“CSC”), an SEC-registered investment advisor.
Steve Ivy, Co-Chairman and CEO, Heritage Auction Galleries
Steve Ivy is Co-Chairman and CEO of Heritage Auction Galleries. Heritage has offices in Dallas, New York and Beverly Hills. He has been collecting and studying rare coins since he was a youth.
John Victor Lattimore, Jr., President and Chairman of the Board, Lattimore Properties, Inc.
Victor Lattimore is president and chairman of the board of Lattimore Properties, Inc (LPI). Lattimore Properties is the General Partner of Lattimore Materials, L.P.(LMC), Lattimore Management, L.P., Stringtown, L.P., and East Cape Development.
Mike Montgomery, Trek Resources, Inc.
Mike Montgomery is president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board of Trek Resources, Inc. He has more than 25 years of experience in the energy industry with extensive involvement in operations and acquisitions.
Henry J. "Bud" Smith, Bud Smith Organization
Henry J. Smith is Chairman Emeritus for Clark/Bardes, Inc. Dallas, Texas. Clark/Bardes is an executive compensation firm with offices in most major cities throughout the country. Clark/Bardes has client relationships with over 1,500 major U.S. and international companies.
Greg Wilkinson, Co-Chairman, Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors, Ltd.
Greg Wilkinson, a lifelong Dallas resident, has been in the construction business since 1971.  He received a degree in mechanical engineering from Southern Methodist University and completed graduate programs in business at Penn State University and Southern Methodist University.  He has been a registered professional engineer in Texas since 1972.
Raymond E. Wooldridge, Chairman, Reeves Bancshares, Inc.
Raymond E. Wooldridge is a private investor who was formerly vice chairman and chairman of the Executive Committee of Southwest Securities Group, Inc., a publicly owned holding company with subsidiaries engaged in providing fully disclosed securities clearing, securities brokerage, investment banking and investment advisory services.
 Robert J. Wright, Chairman, TWG, Inc.
Mr. Wright is the Chairman and CEO of Medical Cities, Inc., the Crow-Wright Company, and Managing Partner of Medical City Dallas, Ltd. He is President of TWG, Inc. that has entities in healthcare, aviation, real estate, oil and gas and internet technologies.