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2014 OFFICERS

BILL BROWN
PRESIDENT
CRAIG LAIRD
VP/ PROGRAMS
KELLY PAULSON
V{/ MEMBERSHIP
BRIEN PERKINS
COMMUNICATIONS
DON VAN SLYKE

VP/ LEGISLATION
MICHAEL HUEBNER
TREASURER
SCOTT GAITHER
SECRETARY


William E. Brown, President

A Dallas native, with roots in Irving, his father graduated from Irving High. Bill graduated from Adamson High School and Arlington State College (University of Texas) in 1966 with a degree in accounting and a minor in economics and received the Certified Public Accountant designation in 1971.

He is married to State Representative Linda Harper-Brown. They have three sons, Craig, Timothy and Terry, three daughters-in-law, Julie, Cheree’ and Linda and three granddaughters, Bethany, Cassie and Haleigh and a grandson: a fifth generation William (Harrison).
After serving as Vice President and Comptroller of a multiple branch, publicly held savings and loan, Bill joined a Dallas public accounting partnership in 1975 with a goal of to become a sole practitioner in DFW and has done so since 1978.

Currently Treasurer of the Greater Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce he serves as its Finance Committee Chair and Audit Committee liaison from the Finance Committee. He is past treasurer of The Greater Irving Republican Club after holding various offices in the GIRC previously, Republican precinct chair, delegate to Republican Convention and a board member of The Irving Family Advocacy Center and Greater Irving Republican Club. He served as Vice President of the Duncanville School Board, an Irving City Council appointee to the Irving Arts Board serving in several leadership positions including Chairman. He has also served as a member or officer of an Industrial Development Board, Bank Advisory Board Member, Irving Symphony Orchestra, ICTG, Irving Schools Foundation, Irving Heritage Society, Entertainment Series, Irving Symphony and the Mammogram Foundation and on several other non-profit boards. He served on two Dallas County Community College’s accounting advisory committees, the Bear Creek Freedman’s Cemetery Association and The Bear Creek Historical Association. He is a recipient of the Irving High Spirited Citizen Award. 

He is a life member of the American Institute of CPA’s and the Texas Society of CPA’s.

He has additional fun with the grandkids!


Craig Laird, VP, Programs

Bio to come.

 

 

 

 




Brien Perkins, VP, Communications

I was born in Southern California August 21, 1957. My Parents moved to Texas to start a business and we have lived in Dallas County since. I went to school in Irving since 2nd grade and graduated from MacArthur High School in 1975. I voted in my first Presidential election in 1976 for the second worst President in United States history. In 1978, I voted for the first Republican governor since reconstruction. And in 1980 and 1984 I had the honor to elect and re-elect the greatest President in the 20th century Ronald Reagan.

I have worked polls, phone banks, walked streets, placed signs in people’s yards and other jobs to help elect Republicans to any office.

I am a life member of the NRA.

I am a member of First Baptist Church of Irving.

I have a Bachelors degree in Secondary Education from the University of North Texas and a Masters in Secondary Education from UNT also.

I worked with my father after high school in a restaurant service business for 12 years. In 1993 I started working full time with the Irving ISD. I worked 14 years at Bowie Middle School and the last 4 years Barbara Cardwell Career Preparatory Center.

I believe that America is at a tipping point in her history and if the current occupant of the White House is re-elected, it will tip our country over the precipice with other failed socialist states.



Kelly Paulson, VP, Membership

Bio to come.

 

 

 




Don Van Slyke, VP, Legislation

Don Van Slyke is a native of Dallas (Oak Cliff) and is†married to Mary Sue Van Slyke (Irving) with one daughter. He graduated from W.H. Adamson H.S. in Oak Cliff, the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A in Math and from the University of Texas at Arlington with a M.A. in Computer Science.

Don serves on Greater Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, Henry Holmes Breakfast forum communications, the Irving City Senior Services Advisory Committee, and ran for Irving City Council at-large Place 8 in 2009.

He is a member of several groups at Irving Bible Church. Don is a Vietnam Vet who served in United States Army as a 1st Lieutenant in the Field Artillery group. He is retired from IBM where he was in county-government branch systems support, health-industry marketing/development, and business partner Americas sales.

Don is a fan of the Beatles, Kirk Franklin, and Kari Jobe music. He is currently doing Math TAKS tutoring, education/political statistics and computer consulting. Don has been an Irving education activist for over 20 years. For fun, he likes to work on Republican politics, do Math tutoring, and go on evangelism trips to Russia.

Don has been a state delegate or alternate to the Republican Party of Texas Convention many times from 1988 to 2010 and was first alternate from this district to the Republican National Convention of 1996 in San Diego. Don has worked on many local Republican campaigns, is a former Precinct Chair for 4631, and is past Legislative Chair and VP of programs for the Greater Irving Republican Club.



Scott Gaither, Secretary

Bio to come.



Michael R. Huebner M.B.A., J.D., Treasurer

Michael Huebner grew up in Irving. He attended Johnston Elementary, Travis Junior High, and MacArthur High School. After serving on active duty in the Air Force, Michael attended Texas A&M University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Geology. Michael worked at Enserch Exploration as a geologist until 1985. He then began working at Trinity Casting Service, Inc. as the general manager. While working there, Michael also earned a Master of Business Administration in Business Management from the University of Dallas, and he took accounting and tax classes from the University of North Texas and the University of Texas at Arlington. From1996 until 2007, Michael taught classes in physics, chemistry, and geology at Nimitz High School in Irving. From 2007 through 2010, Michael attended Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and earned a Juris Doctor degree while working at Kocian Law Firm and Johnston Legal Group.

Currently, Michael is the Attorney/Owner at The Law Office of Michael R. Huebner, PLLC. He is the Vice President of Trinity Casting Service, Inc., and Michael is also on the Board of Directors of the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law Alumni Association. Michael is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the College of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, the Tarrant County Bar Association, the Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association, the Tarrant County Probate Bar Association, and the Irving Sunrise Rotary Club.