Teresa Schiller — Chair

Teresa Schiller of Waco is (i) section chair, (ii) a Barbara Culver Clack Award recipient, (iii) a past section council member, (iv) a past Scholarship Committee co-chair, (v) a Waco-McLennan County Bar Association board member, (vi) a past New York Women’s Bar Association president, and (vi) a past Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York president-elect. She primarily practices business and employment law at Beard Kultgen. More information is available here.

Nicondra (“Nikki”) Chargois-Allen — Past Chair

Nikki Chargois-Allen of San Antonio is (i) Annual Meeting Committee co-chair, and (ii) a past section chair. She primarily practices civil litigation at Davidson Troilo Ream & Garza. More information is available here.

Leigh Goodson — Chair-Elect

Leigh Goodson of Tyler is (i) section chair-elect, (ii) section representative to the State Bar Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and (iii) a past section secretary. Having earned an LL.M. in taxation, she primarily practices trusts & estates and business law as the owner of Goodson Firm, P.C. More information is available here.

Denise Alex — Vice-Chair/Membership

Denise Alex of Houston is (i) vice-chair/membership, (ii) Membership Committee co-chair, (iii) Website and Social Media Committee co-chair, (iv) a past section council member, and (v) a past African American Lawyers Section secretary. She primarily practices transactional and energy law as a legal counsel at Sasol North America. More information is available here.

Sarah (“Ellis”) Iverson — Vice-Chair/Newsletter

Ellis Iverson of Houston is (i) vice-chair/newsletter, and (ii) Newsletter Committee co-chair.  She primarily practices child protective services, criminal, adoption, and amicus-related law as the owner of Ellis Iverson, Attorney at Law.  More information is available here.

Betsy Johnson — Secretary

Betsy Johnson of Austin is (i) section secretary, and (ii) a past section council member. She primarily practices condemnation and real estate law as of counsel at Davidson Troilo Ream & Garza. More information is available here.

Natasha Martinez — Treasurer

Natasha Martinez of McAllen is (i) treasurer, and (ii) a past chronologist. She practices criminal law as a prosecutor at Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office. More information is available here.

Laura Kugler — Chronologist

Laura Kugler of Dallas is (i) chronologist, (ii) Business Development Workshop Committee co-chair, and (iii) a National Association of Women Lawyers member. She primarily practices products, premises, employment, and professional liability litigation as a partner at Hawkins, Parnell & Young, LLP. More information is available here.