Norma Ritz Johnson

Lubbock Chamber of Commerce – Executive Vice President
Norma Ritz Johnson serves as the Executive Vice President on the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce where she is responsible for legislative and governmental relations as well as transportation, agriculture and health care.

David Jones

City Bank – Executive Vice President 
David Jones serves as Executive Vice President of City Bank. David is an experienced commercial lender with over 30 years of senior banking management.

Dr. Bud Johnston

Central Plains Veterinary – Veterinarian
Dr. Edward H. (Bud) Johnson is a mixed animal practitioner at Central Plains Veterinary Clinic in Plainview, Texas. After obtaining collegiate degrees from Tarleton State University and Texas A&M, Dr. Johnson graduated with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from A&M in 1981.

Dr. Mike Ballou

Texas Tech University – Associate Professor: Ruminant Nutrition and Immunology
Michael Ballou, Ph.D. is a nutritional biologist and an associate professor with Tech's Department of Animal and Food Sciences. Dr. Ballou was named Associate Dean for Research in 2014 where he provides primary leadership for CASNR's graduate and research program development.

Dr. Sukant Misra

Texas Tech University – Associate Vice Provost for International Programs
Dr. Sukant Misra, Associate Vice Provost for International Programs at Texas Tech University, oversees the Office of International Affairs (OIA). Dr. Misra has experience in managing and coordinating many large, faculty-driven research programs and international initiatives and has many contacts at international institutions.

Brad Bouma

Select Milk Producers, Inc. – President 
Fifth-generation dairy farmer Brad Bouma and wife Barb own diary operations in Abernathy and Plainview, Texas. In 2004, Brad and Barb established Legacy Farms, an open, dry lot dairy farm in Plainview. Brad also co-founded a Select Milk Producers, Inc., which launched a milk filtration system that led to the development Core Power drinks and Fairlife Milk.

Sammy Biggers

RFS Financial Services 
Sammy Biggers has been in the financial services business for 41 years. He is a life member of the Million Dollar Round Table and a member of the South Plains Trust and Estate Council. Sammy works with individuals and small businesses in planning for insurance and retirement needs.

Lon Miller

South Plains Food Bank – Immediate Past Board Chair
Lon Miller began his career in the outdoor advertising and signage business. In the late 1980s, he started the first of six companies whose services included transporting cotton, renting cranes and repairing tools. Lon, now semi-retired, is heavily involved in volunteerism, including his service on the South Plains Food Bank Board of Directors.