|Board of Directors|
Marcus Wilkins, President
Marcus Wilkins is the Development Specialist for Atec, Inc., an aerospace engineering and manufacturing services corporation located in Stafford, TX. Atec was recently named the NASA 2016 Small Business Subcontractor of the Year and SBA 2016 Region 6 Small Business of the Year. Since retiring from a six-year National Football League career, Mr. Wilkins has engaged the Houston business community with consultation regarding strategic corporate communications and business integration strategy for small to large companies in the Greater Houston area. Marcus is the former Director of Membership at the Greater Houston Partnership, Houston's regional chamber of commerce. He is also an active member of the Houston NFLPA and Huddle Up Foundation Houston. Mr. Wilkins is an accomplished speaker and facilitator of corporate programs and events, with a focus on increasing revenue by improving workforce engagement and strategic alliances in the business community. Marcus received his Bachelors of Science in Corporate Communications from the University of Texas at Austin. Connect with Marcus Wilkins on LinkedIn.
Jacob Melton, President-Elect
Jacob Melton is a native Houstonian who grew up in Sugar Land, TX and is President and co-owner of Amtex Precision Fabrication, Inc. Jacob earned his B.A. in Business Administration and German from Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, PA). He started his career in teh financial software industry with Thomson/Reuters in Washington, D.C. and then continued on with Morningstar in Chicago, IL. After seven years in the industry, Jacob returned to Texas and began his journey as an entrepreneur in manufacturing when he and his family acquired Amtex Precision in 2005. In his free time, Jacob enjoys the outdoors, 80's music, and spending time with his family.
Gretchen Lawler, Secretary
Michael Veuleman, CPA is a shareholder/director of PKF Texas providing audit and assurance services to the middle-market with a focus in manufacturing and oilfield service industries. PKF Texas is the premier middle-market CPA firm in Houston assisting entrepreneurial minded businesses with audit, domestic and international tax, and business consulting solutions. PKF Texas serves public, private and VC-backed domestic and international businesses with resources through PKF International, PKF North America and the Leading Edge Alliance. Michael is a native Texan, relocating to Houston from Beaumont in 1998. Michael also serves on the executive committee of the board of directors of the East End Chamber of Commerce. You can contact Michael at email@example.com or through his firm website: www.pkftexas.com .
Wayne Mausbach, Director
Wayne Mausbach is Managing Partner of Intuitivum Group which helps small and medium size manufacturing companies realize greater profits by applying advanced manufacturing processes. The Intuitivum group utilizes the experience working in Fortune 500 companies to leverage the same technology to the smaller manufacturing companies. Wayne is a native Houstonian and one of the founding members of GHMA working with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. A Professional Engineer, Wayne is active as a alumni board member at the University of Houston. A passion for manufacturing and STEM education, Wayne is a eleven year judge for FIRST Robotics and continues to mentor students for a career in manufacturing. You can contact him by email at wayne.Mausbach@Intuitivum.com or through his company website: www.intuitivum.com
Damien Garza, GHMA Past President, Director
Damien Garza most recently servied as Interim President of the GHMA. He is President of Electronic Services Unlimited, Inc., a contract manufacturing service company located in the heart of Houston. With expertise in electronic assembly, Mr. Garza and his staff help customers bring leading edge products to market from inception to production. Damien and his staff believe that quality workmanship equals longevity for their customers’ devices, and peace of mind for their customers’ brand. As a native Houstonian, he is a proud graduate from The University of Houston, Bauer College of Business, where he also completed certifications in Corporate Entrepreneurship, and The Program for Excellence in Selling. Damien is a published children’s book author, golf enthusiast, and a fun-loving guitar player. You can contact him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through his company website: www.esuinc.com
Jay Donnella, Director
Jay Donnella is Vice President, Business Development – Southwest Region, for WellNet Healthcare. Jay has been a Healthcare Consultant for over 30 years with firms including Sedgwick, Towers Watson (as Wyatt), Wells Fargo, and Willis, and active with and/or on the Boards of Greater Houston Manufacturers Association, Houston Association of Health Underwriters, HR Houston (local chapter of Society of Human Resources Management), the Houston Wellness Association, and the Houston Business Group on Health.
His company, WellNet Healthcare ( https://wellnet.com/ ), is doing very innovative things for middle-market employers, including Patient Advocacy, Provider Quality & Cost Analysis, Performance-driven Healthcare Benefit Management Solutions, and unique Benefit Plan Designs – usually saving clients from 15-40%+ on their healthcare plans, and increasing employee health and satisfaction in the process.
Jay has a Healthcare business degree from Baylor University, and speaks frequently about the evolution of Healthcare. You can contact Jay at JDonnella@WellNet.com, on LinkedIn, or at 713-857-2359.