Texas Plains Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Meet Our Executive Director and Board

Barbara A. Brannon

Barbara Brannon of Lubbock enjoys traveling the world—and especially the 52 counties of the Texas Plains and Panhandle. She has served as executive director of the Texas Plains Trail Region since December 2012, the fourth executive director in the region's history. A writer, photographer, and editor, she is a veteran of publishing and marketing in higher education. He earned the B.A. in art and English,summa cum laude, from Georgia College and the M.A. and Ph.D. in American literature, with a specialty in the history of books and publishing, from the University of South Carolina. After five years as head of the ground-breaking Publishing Laboratory at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, she came to Texas as marketing manager of Texas Tech University Press. The author of numerous travel and history articles in magazines and newspapers, she also writes about the travel experience at Barbara's TrailBlazer Blog. Download a full c.v. or sample Barbara's portfolio at

Officers and Board of Directors, 2013–14

The Texas Plains Trail Region is led by a volunteer board representative of our 52 counties. Feel free to contact our officers and directors via e-mail (you must copy the address below and delete additional spaces).

If you're interested in volunteering to serve, our nominating committee begins reviewing applications each spring for terms beginning September 1. Visit our Partners and Resources page for an application and more information.

Ms. Debbie Wegman, Big Spring Convention & Visitors Bureau, President   dwegman @
Ms. Paula Sue Hatfield, Scurry County Historical Commission, Snyder, Vice President   psh101252 @
Ms. Kathleen Beach, Post, Treasurer  kvbeachcpa @
Ms. Carol Campbell, Friends of Motley County Jail, Matador, Secretary   clc2223 @

Mr. Jim Brokenbek, Amarillo  JimBrokenbek @
Ms. Linda Germany, Carson County Historical Commission   lindag.cchc @
Dr. Kay Henard, Armstrong County Museum   Kay.Henard @
Ms. Lynn Hopkins, Hutchinson County Historical Museum   lynnhopkins @
Dr. Holle Humphries, Quanah Parker Trail, Lubbock   holle_h @
Ms. Rita Isbell, Paducah   risbell @
Ms. Frankie Jackson, Wheeler   fjparadisespa @
Mr. Ramon Johnston, TravelHost Magazine, Lubbock   travelhostwesttexas @
Ms. Tamera Julian, Canadian–Hemphill Co. EDC/Chamber of Commerce   Canadiantx @
Ms. Ada Low Lester, Old Mobeetie Jail Museum   allester @
Ms. Kristine Olsen, Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce   president @
Ms. Danyel Parkhurst, Boys Ranch Visitor’s Center   danyelparkhurst @
Ms. Virginia Scott, Wolf Creek Heritage Museum, Lipscomb   wolfcrk @
Ms. Debbye ValVerde, Big Spring Chamber of Commerce   debbyev @