Near Southside, Inc. Near Southside, Inc.

Who We Are

Who We Are


Near Southside, Inc.'s Board of Directors is a representative cross-section of the organization’s membership. Board members shape the organization’s priorities and work program through quarterly meetings and an annual strategic planning workshop led by Executive Committee members. Board members’ generous contributions over the years have been the driving force behind the remarkable change the Near Southside has seen since NSI’s creation in 1995. 


Lori Baldock
Simmons Bank 

Robert Baulsir
Trinity Metro

Benjamin Barkley (Secretary)*
Moncrief Cancer Institute 

Eric Behn
Vandervoorts Dairy 

Hayden Blackburn
Tech Fort Worth 

Chuck Bouligny (Vice-Chair)*
Ascend Concepts, Inc.  

Jack Clark
Red Oak Realty, LLC 

Lloyd Faver
SpawGlass Contractors

Brent Fescenmeyer
Texas Capital Bank

Colleen Fischer
Genius House Media

Mike Fisher
Glass Lake Productions Group

Eric Garrison
TBG Partners 

Councilmember Kelly Allen Gray
Fort Worth, City Council District 8 

Bobby Grigsby (Treasurer)*
Carter BloodCare

Jennifer Grissom
Fort Worth Bike Sharing

Jennifer Henderson
J.O. Design 

Tina Howard
Leaves Book and Tea Shop

Henry Hudson
The Dannon Company, Inc.

Chase Iles
Frost Bank

Bob Jameson
Visit Fort Worth

Ginger Johnson
Legacy Texas

Mark Lucas Kelly
Robertson Muller Harper Funeral Homes

Robert Kelly
Robert W. Kelly Architect, Inc. 

Chad Kerr (Chair)*
Southside Bank 

Casey Kha*
Shinjuku Station & Cannon Chinese Kitchen 


Bobby Mays
T&G Identification Systems, Inc.

Mark McClendon
Tarrant County Community College 

Lili Meisemy

Noe Neaves
Watermark Power Solutions 

Ashley Paz
FWISD, District 9 

JW Newman
Medical City of Fort Worth 

Crystallynn Paulson
PPG Health

Charlie Powell
Ciera Bank

Ryon Price
Broadway Baptist Church

Erin Rahr*
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company 

Gaye Reed
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 

Jake Richter
Edward Jones Investments 

Shanna Saldaña

Mike Sanborn*
Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center 

Ken Schaefer*
Schaefer Advertising Company 

Amanda Schulte
Bennett Benner Partners

Spencer Seals
Cook Childrens Health Care

Bill Seegel
Seegel Custom Builders 

Ted Settle
Sportswear Graphics 

Shawn Snell
Texas HealthHarris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth 

Brent Sparks
HKS Architects

Robert Sturns
City of Fort Worth 

Andrew Taft
Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. 

Martin Thompson
Cat City Grill

Corrie Watson
Kent & Co. Wines

Robbie Werner
Stir Crazy Baked Goods

Kelly Williams
Omni Hotel Fort Worth 

Jason Williamson
Dunaway Associates, Inc. 

Councilmember Ann Zadeh
Fort Worth, City Council District 9 

*NSI Executive Committee Member


Kelly Baggett
City of Fort Worth

Marlene Beckman
Kensington Properties 

Chuck Bouligny
Elkhorn Union 

Brian Crowell
Hudgins Companies

Jacq Duncan

Lloyd Faver
SpawGlass Contractors

D.J. Harrell
City of Fort Worth

Lori Henderson
SOMA Development

Ryan LaValley
Dunaway Associates, L.P. 

Mike Lewis
Worthington Bank 

David Motheral
Motheral Development Co

Leigh Anne Neese
Texas Health Resources

Jennifer Neil Famer
F5 Design Build 

Will Northern
Williams | Northern | Crain

Scott Price
Fort Construction

Scott Robinson

Brent Sparks
HKS, Inc.

Carol Stanford
Stanford Company 

Laura Voltman
City of Fort Worth 

Bill Whitman
JPS Health Network


Anita Beard
Dunaway Associates

Mike Brennan
Near Southside, Inc.

Ames Fender
Fender | Andrade Architects

Debbie Fulwiler
Elements of Architecture, Inc.

Eric Garrison
TBG Partners

Steven Halliday

Josh Lindsay
Ground Rehearsal

Tom Malone
TMA-CHA Architects

Rick Nunnally
Rang Holdings

Amanda Schulte
Bennett Benner Partners

Laura Voltmann, Ex-Officio
City of Fort Worth, Planning & Development