D. WAYNE KLOTZ
P. E., D. WRE, ENV SP
Mr. Klotz represents the City of Houston. He was appointed to the Board of Directors on April 20, 2011 by Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker and reappointed by Mayor Sylvester Turner. Mr. Klotz was President of Klotz Associates, Inc., a consulting engineering firm located in Houston, for 32 years. He now serves as President of Klotz Strategies, LLC. Mr. Klotz received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Houston. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. In the past, Mr. Klotz served as the National President of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a Board Member of the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District, an officer of the Houston and Texas Councils of Engineering Companies. Mr. Klotz served on the Civil Engineering Advisory Boards for Texas A&M and the University of Houston, Chair of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, and the Industry Leaders Council. Among Mr. Klotz’s awards are the 2011 Houston Engineer of the Year Award, the 2011 Texas Engineer of the Year Award, the ASCE national 2005 Edmund Friedman Professional Recognition Award, the 2004 Texas A&M Distinguished Graduate for the Department of Civil Engineering, the University of Houston Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, and the University of Houston Academy of Civil Engineering. Mr. Klotz is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers and he received their 2018 Water Resources Practitioner of the Year Award. He is a Fellow of the Engineering and Water Resources Institute, and a Life Member of the American Water Works Association. Mr. Klotz and his wife, Karen, have four children and seven grandchildren. They are active in ministries at Tallowood Baptist Church. They reside in Houston.
1st Vice President
TONY L. COUNCIL
Mr. Council was appointed to the Board of Directors on April 20, 2011 by Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker and represents the City of Houston. Mr. Council received his B. S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University. Mr. Council is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, and in 2001, Mr. Council founded TLC Engineering in Houston which provides a myriad of professional engineering services to both the public and private sector. Mr. Council is a published author with articles in the “Oil and Gas Journal” July 2000 issue, “Pipeline and Gas Journal” May 2000 issue, and “UK Energy Journal” 2001. Mr. Council also serves on the Board of Directors of Greater Sooner Holdings (a Texas Corporation), Internal Hydro (a Florida Corporation), and Greater Houston Partnership. Mr. Council is also active in numerous professional, civic and community organizations and resides in Houston.
2nd Vice President
DOUGLAS E. WALKER
Mr. Walker was appointed to the Board of Directors on December 1, 2010 by Governor Rick Perry and represents Chambers County. Mr. Walker received his B. S. in Chemical Engineering from Bucknell University and a Masters of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University. Mr. Walker retired from ExxonMobil after 34 years of service where he held several key positions, including Site Manager of the Baytown Olefins Plant and Manufacturing Director of the Singapore Chemical Plant. Mr. Walker is active in numerous civic, professional, and faith-based organizations including the Rotary Club of Baytown (past President), Ducks Unlimited, East Harris County Economic Development Foundation (past Director), Baytown Chamber of Commerce (past Director), the Baytown YMCA Board (past Director), and the Lee College Foundation (past Director). Mr. Walker currently serves as a Director for the Bay Area Rehabilitation Center and currently resides in Beach City with his wife, Inta.
THOMAS A. “TOM” REISER
Mr. Reiser is Chairman of Upstream Brokers, in addition to being a Director of Allegiance Bancshares, Inc., which he co-founded in 2007. He is also managing partner of Fenchurch Oil and Gas, LLP. He received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Coast Guard. Additionally, he is a member of Independent Insurance Agents of Texas. Reiser received a Bachelor of Arts from College of William and Mary.
JOSEPH G. SOLIZ
Mr. Soliz was appointed to the Board of Directors by Mayor Sylvester Turner in 2016 and represents the City of Houston. In 1994-1995, he previously served on the Board of Directors as an appointee of Governor Ann Richards and represented Harris County. Mr. Soliz is a 1976 graduate of Texas State University and a 1979 graduate of Harvard Law School. He is the managing attorney of The Soliz Law Firm, P.L.L.C. Mr. Soliz is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He also teaches as an Adjunct Professor at Lone Star College – North Harris and has previously taught as an Adjunct Professor at South Texas College of Law and San Jacinto College – North. Since its inception in 1996, Mr. Soliz has served as a member of the Board of Directors of SER Niño’s, Inc. d/b/a SER Niño’s Charter School, and open-enrollment charter school operating in the Gulfton area of Southwest Houston. He has previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Energulf Resources, Inc., the Executive Service Corps of Houston, the Harris County Private Industry Council, the Houston Hispanic Forum, the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston, the Houston Young Lawyers Association, and SER-Jobs for Progress of the Texas Gulf Coast, Inc. He has also previously served on the City of Houston’s Civil Service Commission, as an appointee of Mayor Annise Parker, as well as the Strategic Planning Committee and the Shared Decision Making Committee of Houston I.S.D.’s The Rice School/La Escuela Rice. He is a graduate of Leadership Houston (Class XVIII) and United Way of Greater Houston’s Project Blueprint (Class II). In recognition of his volunteer community service in the Greater Houston area, Mr. Soliz is a recipient of a 2016 Comcast Hispanic Hero Award. A native of Corpus Christi, Texas, he has lived and worked continuously in Houston since 1979. Mr. Soliz is married, has two children, and a granddaughter.
P.E., F. SAME
Ms. Zarinkelk was reappointed to the Board of Directors on October 5, 2016 by Houston Mayor Sylvestor Turner after serving 6 years under former Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker and represents the City of Houston. Ms. Zarinkelk holds a B. S. degree in Civil Engineering, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. Ms. Zarinkelk is a Fellow of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). Ms. Zarinkelk was the first ever woman President of the Houston-Galveston Post of SAME. Ms. Zarinkelk is Founder and President of Zarinkelk Engineering Services, Inc. located in Houston. She served on the Board of Directors for four years for the Houston Council of Engineering Companies. Among numerous awards she has received include the Distinguish Member of the Year award for SAME, the TEXOMA Regional Vice President’s Medal for her outstanding service to the Society, the Post and the Region and the APWA SE Texas Branch Stewardship Award. She is married and has a son and two grandsons.
JON M. “MARK” SJOLANDER
Mr. Sjolander was appointed to the Board of Directors on November 13, 2018 by Governor Greg Abbot and represents Liberty County. Mr. Sjolander is the owner and president of Sjolander Resources & Development, LLC. He is a director of the Liberty County Apprasial District Board of Directors, a director of the Liberty County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, and a member of the Trinity Valley CCA Board of Directors. Mr. Sjolander received a Bachelor of Arts from Stephen F. Austin State University.