Meet the Board Members

  • Greg Schulte, President
    Position 5
    Term Began 2020
    Term Expires 2023

    Greg graduated from the University of Missouri - Rolla with a degree in Civil Engineering.  He spent the first 10 years of his career at a major oil company where he worked as a Sr. Project Manager of large US and international projects.  Greg caught the entrepreneurial bug and joined a private engineering consulting firm in 2000 as a Senior Project Manager.  In 2006, Greg became the Managing Principal (owner group) and in 2014 he was elected by the shareholders to the Board of Directors, a position he retains today.  His company is a global upstream oil and gas engineering consulting firm with over 500 employees and eight offices in four countries.

    Greg has been living in the Katy area for over 20 years.  Greg and his wife Barb have been married for 28 years.   They have four children, three that have graduated from Katy ISD and one who is a current student at Katy ISD. 

    Greg has been searching the last few years for an opportunity to use his business and boardroom experience, and his sincere desire to serve, to give back to the great community of Katy.   Being on the Katy ISD Board of Trustees is exactly the challenge and service opportunity he was seeking.

    Greg and his wife have been very active in volunteering in support of their kids’ Katy ISD activities, including soccer, basketball, choir, and theater.   He has served as scholarship chair for Seven Lakes High School Theatre and Choir organizations.  He also founded and served as Chairman of the Love for Luanda campaign, an annual effort to support orphanages in West Africa.

     

    Conflict Disclosure Statement -Greg Schulte


    Lance Redmon, Vice President
    Position 2
    Term Began 2022
    Term Expires 2025

    Lance Redmon was elected to Position 2 on the Katy ISD Board of Trustees in May 2019.  Redmon has been a volunteer for the Katy ISD Education Foundation Board, Katy Improvement Council, and the PTA.  He is also a graduate of Katy ISD's Leadership Katy. Redmon has also served his local church and Katy Youth Basketball as a coach.  As the president of Specialized Building Systems, Redmon graduated from Rice University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Redmon and his wife, Bradi, have lived in Katy for 37 years and have three children currently enrolled in Katy ISD schools.

    Conflict Disclosure Statement - Lance Redmon

    TASB Continuing Education Credit Report - Lance Redmon

     


    Ashley Vann,  Secretary
    Position 3
    Term Began 2020
    Term Expires 2023

    Ashley Vann is a graduate of James E. Taylor High School and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Southern Methodist University.

    After working in the television and advertising industries and owning her own business, Vann dedicated herself to public service and volunteering. 

    Vann was elected to the Katy ISD Board of Trustees in May 2014, in May 2017 and in November 2020.

    She and her husband, J Scot, a Katy High School graduate, have been married for 28 years and have three children, all graduates of KISD, with two attending the University of Oklahoma and one an OU graduate. Vann has lived in Katy for 30 years. She has been a member of the Marketing Committee for the Katy ISD Education Foundation since 2013. She has served in volunteer leadership positions at RAE, BDJH & SLHS, including PTA president, in all three PTAs. She was named Volunteer of the Year at Alexander Elementary in 2008.  She is a TEXAS PTA Lifetime and Extended Service Award recipient.

    She was a member of the Leadership Katy Class of 2011 and Katy ISD VIPS Executive Board from 2011-2014, where she served as the secretary and volunteer in charge of KEYS mentoring events. She has also served on the 2011-2013 Katy ISD Instructional Calendar Committee, Seven Lakes Athletic Booster Club and Studio VII Booster Club.

    She is a former member of the National Charity League - Star Chapter.  She is a volunteer for Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) and is actively engaged in the community/district thru Promise to Read, the Katy ISD Education Foundation and multiple planning committees. She also served on the Texas Education Agency’s 2017-18 District Financial Performance Council.

    Conflict Disclosure Statement - Ashley Vann

    TASB Continuing Education Credit Report - Ashley Vann


    Daw​n Champagne​, Member
    Position 7
    Term Began 2021
    Term Expires 2024​


    Dawn Champagne has lived in Katy since March 2001.  She has been an active volunteer in the Katy Community since that summer, beginning with her church, St. Peter’s UMC.  She began volunteering at Katy ISD in August 2002, when her oldest child started Kindergarten.  She has held many positions on the boards of the three schools that her children have attended.  Most recently, she was the president of the TPA (PTO) at Taylor High School (2016-2018) and the VP of Project Grad 2018 at Taylor High School.  She has also been on CAT teams, Bond advisory teams, the 2017 Bond Committee, Katy Leadership (twice), Katy Council of PTA’s, and is a KEYS Mentor (2015 to present). Dawn has been a Boy Scout Leader, is currently a Girl Scout Leader (2007 to present), serves on the National Charity League, Azalea Chapter Board and has held many leadership positions at her church, St. Peter’s UMC.  She was named Volunteer of the Year at McMeans Jr. High for the 2015-2016 school year and Volunteer of the year at Taylor High School for the 2017-2018 school year.

    Champagne holds two degrees from the University of Houston: a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Science and Marketing, Magna Cum Laude, and a Master's of Administration.  Most recently, she worked as a GT Test Proctor for Katy ISD in the 2017-2018 school year.  Prior to moving to Katy, she worked as a Claims Representative for the Social Security Administration from 1988 to 2001.  As a claims representative, she processed claims for retirement, survivors, and disability; counseled clients regarding retirement plans; wrote legal determinations involving common law marriages, illegitimate child relationships, equitable adoptions, disability reviews, overpayments and fraud.  With this experience she learned how to communicate with members of the public from every socioeconomic level, and has a keen sense of understanding that people sometimes just want to be heard.     

    She has been married to Brett for 25 years and has three children:  Connor, aged 21, who graduated from Taylor HS in 2015 and is a senior at Texas State University; Alexis, aged 18, who is a 2018 graduate from Taylor HS and will be attending Texas A&M in the fall of 2018; and Brenna, aged 16, who will graduate from Taylor HS in 2020.

    Her hobbies include working out, reading, scrapbooking, traveling and spending time with her family.

    ​Conflict Disclosure Statement - Dawn Champagne

    TASB Continuing Education Credit Report - Dawn Champagne


    Rebecca Fox​, Member
    Position 6
    Term Began 2021
    Term Expires 2024

    Rebecca Fox moved to Katy when the district had 32,000 students and has watched it grow during her 23 years here. She served as a member of the Katy ISD Board of Trustees from 2004-2019 and was elected again in 2021. She has held every officer position, including three times as president of the Board.  Fox is a graduate of the class of 2007 Leadership TASB (Texas Association of School Boards) and has earned the distinction of Master Trustee. She is also a member of the TASB Legislative Advocacy Network. During her time as a Trustee, Mrs. Fox helped establish the vision for the Katy ISD Education Foundation and is a groundbreaking investor.  

    Fox holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer and Family Science from Southeastern Louisiana University and works part-time as a motivational speaker and parent educator. Previous to moving to Katy, Rebecca and her husband of 37 years lived in six countries with his job in the oil business. Once they moved here, they realized the exceptional quality and opportunities Katy offered and chose to make it their home. She and her husband have two children, graduates of Cinco Ranch and Seven Lakes high schools, and both graduated from Texas A&M University. 

    A parent and long-time volunteer, Fox has served on PTA boards at Hayes Elementary, Creech Elementary, Beck Junior High and Cinco Ranch High School, where she was named Volunteer of the Year. She has served on district committees such as the Campus Advisory Team, bond committees and rezoning committees.  She also served three years as an executive board member of Katy ISD Volunteers in Public Schools. Fox continues to volunteer in schools across the district through KEYS mentoring, teaching Junior Achievement, participating in Promise-to-Read and a variety of other programs.  Fox has also volunteered throughout the community in the National Charity League -Star Chapter, Pregnancy Help Center, Youth groups, Second Baptist Church, and Raise-Up Families.

    Because of her commitment to service, Fox has been recognized with numerous awards, such as, Volunteer of the Year, Texas PTA Lifetime Memberships and Extended Service Award, Citizen of the Year by Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, Top 100 Women of Katy by Katy Magazine and the Backbone of Katy Award by the Noyes Foundation. 

    Conflict Disclosure Statement - Rebecca Fox

    TASB Continuing Education Credit Report - Rebecca Fox


    Victor Perez, Member​
    Position 1
    Term Began 2022
    Term Expires 2025

    Victor graduated with an MBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Virginia Tech, where he attended on a football scholarship. Victor is retired from a career as a CFO in the Energy industry.  Victor’s career includes over 20 years’ experience as chief financial officer for publicly-listed oilfield service companies, two of which were initial public offerings. Previously, Victor was a commercial banker, for 12 years, at a large Texas bank, engaged in the International and Energy markets.

    Victor and his wife Karen Perez have been married for 47 years and have three children, all products of Katy ISD. They have eight grandchildren, of which four are in Katy.  Victor and Karen are members of St Faustina Catholic Church and were previously active in various volunteer roles at St Bartholomew Catholic Church. Victor and Karen are founding and current board members of the Houston Coalition for Life. Victor is also a former board member of the Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston, the Boys and Girls Club and is a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is a member of the Keiko Davidson Elementary School PTA.

    Victor was born in Havana, Cuba and fled that country to the U.S. with his parents and brother when he was seven years old. Victor loves the U.S. and the opportunities and life it has provided him and his family. He believes the future of our country lies with our children. Victor is bilingual (Spanish).


    Leah Wilson, Member
    Position 4
    Term Began 2020
    Term Expires 2023

    Leah Wilson is a retired veteran of the United States Air Force with over 20 years of service.  After continuing work in Network Security and Analytics with Booz Allen Hamilton, she eventually left government work.  Leah has been able to dedicate herself to volunteering as a Girl Scout Troop Leader, Boy Scouts, Habitat for Humanity and PTA.     

    She retired to Fulshear in 2014 and has two children, one who has graduated and one who is a current student in Katy ISD.  

    While living in Fulshear, she was awarded the Texas PTA Lifetime Award.  She has served as a volunteer and in leadership positions at multiple PTAs at FPSE, JRE, SLJH, AJH and OTHS.  She served two-terms as the VP of Programs for Katy Council of PTAs.  Leah was a member of the Leadership Katy Class of 2015 and served on the Bond Advisory Council in 2017.  She is currently a member of her student's PTA.

    Conflict Disclosure Statement - Leah Wilson