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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 www.barbarabrannon.com

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 @ mybigspring.com
Ms. Paula Sue Hatfield, Scurry County Historical Commission, Snyder, Vice President   psh101252 @ gmail.com
Ms. Kathleen Beach, Post, Treasurer  kvbeachcpa @ yahoo.com
Ms. Carol Campbell, Friends of Motley County Jail, Matador, Secretary   clc2223 @ caprock-spur.com

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