Mark Bass

Mark Bass, CFP®, CPA, LEPAA Treasurer, is a financial planner with Pennington Bass & Associates. Dedicated not only to arts and entertainment, he also believes in giving back to his community as a committed volunteer. A recognized leader and compassionate “giver”, Bass serves as Past President and current Secretary/Treasurer of Civic Lubbock, Inc., and is a past Board member of the South Plains Food Bank.  He is also on the board of Lubbock Downtown Development Corporation.


Matt Bumstead

Matt Bumstead is former Co-President and Board of Advisors member for United Supermarkets. Having served as Lay Leader at Lake Ridge United Methodist Church along with service as a Sunday School teacher and choir member, he also gave his time as a Board Chair and Annual Campaign Chair for Lubbock Area United Way and Exec Committee member of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Matt is currently a Board member for the All Saints Episcopal School where he previously served as Board Chairman. He chaired the Dean’s Council for the College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech University and was named one of Lubbock’s 40 Under 40 by Lubbock Illustrated, 20 Under 40 by the Young Professionals of Greater Lubbock, and Person of Vision in 2007 by Prevent Blindness. Matt also received the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Texas Tech College of Human Sciences.


Tim Collins

Tim Collins, LEPAA Chair, is General Partner and Owner of Collins Tile, LLC. A man of unwavering integrity and easy communication – his leadership is easily followed by all. Dedicated to the community, to the revitalization of downtown Lubbock and to the mission and vision of LEPAA as a whole, no doubt he’s the right man at the helm of this grand effort. He also serves as Board member for the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance/Market Lubbock; and is a Board member and past Chairman for the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce.


Dr. Christopher Anderson

Dr. Christopher Anderson serves as Executive Director of Fine Arts for the Lubbock Independent School District. In 2013, Dr. Anderson served as conductor-in-residence at the University of Sydney’s Conservatorium of Music in Sydney, Australia. He conducted the Conservatorium Wind Ensemble in concert at Verbrugghen Hall on the grounds of the Royal Botanical gardens, just steps away from the Sydney Opera House. An active arranger and transcriber, his most recent publications include two wind transcriptions of Pulizter Prize winner John Corigliano’s Elegy, and Tournaments, both by G. Schirmer. He served as a programming assistant for the Dallas Wind Symphony in 2010-2011, and has served as Secretary for the Big 12 Band Directors Association. His research has been presented at conferences such as the Texas Music Educators Association, Arkansas Music Educators Association, and the College Band Directors National Association.

Prior to his appointment at Arkansas Tech University, Christopher was the Associate Director of Bands and the Director of the Goin’ Band from Raiderland at Texas Tech University. His bands have performed at the Cotton Bowl, Gator Bowl, Holiday Bowl, Alamo Bowl, Houston Bowl, and the Insight Bowl. He held similar posts at Stephen F. Austin State University and Abilene Christian University. He began his career teaching in the public schools at Keller High School, an award-winning music program near Fort Worth, Texas.

Christopher Anderson holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin, a Masters of Music in Conducting from the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Music Education from Abilene Christian University. His primary conducting teachers include Jerry F. Junkin, John Paynter, and Fred J. Allen.

He is a member of Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association, Arkansas Bandmasters Association, CBDNA, and Phi Beta Mu. He has held long memberships in TMEA and TBA, and also holds honorary memberships in Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma.


Patty D’Alise

Patty D’Alise is the Vice President and Secretary for MPD Development. A devoted community leader and volunteer, she currently serves as a Board member for the Kappa Kappa Gamma House Board, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts. She also co-chaired the All Saints Episcopal School Endowment Campaign and is a past Board member for Ballet Lubbock and the Covenant Health Foundation.


Gary Greenstreet

Gary Greenstreet completed his BA at Western State College before moving from his native Colorado to Lubbock. He worked as a design-build contractor for 13 years before starting his own design-build firm, G. Greenstreet, Inc. in 1983. After 20 exciting and productive years, he sold his business in 2003.
Over the years, Gary has owned and built numerous businesses, as well as been involved with several companies, such as Lubbock Land Co., Auto Clean, and Title One.

In addition to serving on LEPAA’s board, Gary has also had his hand in various other organizations, including serving on the board of The Legacy Play Village, South Plains Children’s Shelter, Lubbock Children’s Clinics, Community Foundation of West Texas, YWCA Sun N Fun, CASA of Lubbock, Safety City, Panhandle South Plains Fair, and Prosperity Bank, cdb. He is also a member of First Christian Church and serves on the General Board and as an Elder.

Gary and his wife Linda have two wonderful daughters and sons-in-law, and are blessed with four grandchildren that all live right here in Lubbock.


Lee Ann Huddleston

Lee Ann Dumbauld is the former City Manager of Lubbock. Always levelheaded, her ability to bring years of civic leadership to the LEPAA board is a welcome blessing for all. Her passion for downtown revitalization – and direction on how the performing arts center will be brought to fruition – assists in the blueprint for one of Lubbock’s greatest ventures. A dedicated volunteer, she also served as a board member for the Lubbock Area United Way.


Marianna Markham

Marianna Markham, LEPAA Secretary, is the Vice President and Trustee of the Helen Jones Foundation. Well-known for her leadership and volunteerism, she serves as a Trustee and on the Executive Committee for the Museum of Texas Tech University Association and as a Board member for the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra – Helen Jones Endowment for Education. Marianna is a Past President and served in numerous offices for the West Texas Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America and is currently chairing the 2015 Regional Seminar. She is also the Treasurer for West Point Parents Club of Texas Plains and served in several positions in the P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter AA including Chair of the 2000 Texas State Convention.


Van May

Van May is former President and Chief Executive Officer of Plains Cotton Cooperative Association, located in Lubbock. After retiring 13 years ago, he began his own consulting practice serving Plains and others. He also served as Chairman of Amcot until 2015.

Van holds a BA from Texas Tech, and spent three years in public accounting prior to joining Plains – 38 years ago. He is a former member of the Board of the Texas Society of CPA, served as a director of American State Bank for 20 years, and is currently on the board of Prosperity Bank. He has acted as a board member and advisor on the National Cotton Council and Cotton Council International. In 2002, he was named as Chairman of the American Textile Manufacturers Institute, having previously served as first and second vice president. He continued on the board of the National Council of Textile Organizations, and now serves as a permanent special advisor to the board. Locally, Van has served on the boards of the LEDA, Market Lubbock, Covenant Health System, Lubbock Country Club, and Lubbock Club. He currently is a member of the Covenant Foundation “Keeping the Covenant” steering committee overseeing fundraising for the hospital system’s renovation.

In 1996, Van received the Gerald W. Thomas Outstanding Agriculturalist Award for Agribusiness from Texas Tech University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. He was honored in 1997 to be named “Cooperator of the Year” by the Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council. Additionally, he received the “Distinguished Accounting Alumnus” award from the Area of Accounting at Tech in 1998.


Laura Vinson

A graduate of Baylor University, Laura and her husband, Mark, have held careers in Fort Worth, Russia, Colorado. Homesick for West Texas, they moved back to Lubbock in 2001. Laura is currently the senior vice-president for commercial lending at Prosperity Bank.

Laura has served as president of the Lubbock ISD Foundation for Excellence and chaired the Resource Committee. She was the co-chair of the 2020 Citizens Advisory Committee for Lubbock ISD and the chairman of the 2010 Bond Political Action Committee. An active supporter of her children, Laura has been the president of the Roscoe Wilson Elementary PTA and on the PTA board at Hutchinson Middle School and Lubbock High.

Laura has also chaired the Lubbock Area United Way Board of Directors and served as president of the Ballet Lubbock Board of Directors. After losing a sister to breast cancer, Laura was a founding member of the Susan G. Komen chapter in Tarrant County. She served as president of the Komen board in Lubbock and has organized many fundraising events in Fort Worth, Durango, Colorado, and Lubbock. She is active in the trade organizations for the banking community and has served on several committees for the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. Laura was recognized by the Volunteer Center of Lubbock for her tremendous service to the children of the community. In addition, she won a statewide award from the Texas Association of Partners in Education for her contributions to public education in Lubbock. Laura was elected vice-president of the LISD Board of Trustees in 2016.
Mark and Laura are the parents of Tom Vinson, a sophomore at Lubbock High School, and Barbara Ruth Vinson, a high school freshman, who is currently studying at the School of American Ballet in New York City.


Carla Moran

Carla Moran has served Lubbock as a community leader for more than 15 years. Fiercely dedicated to all her volunteer efforts, she has co-chaired the All Saints Episcopal School Endowment Campaign; served as a Chairman of the City of Lubbock Appointments Advisory Board; and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Museum of Texas Tech University Association and an Emeritus member of Friends of Music at Texas Tech University.


Kay Sanford

Kay Sanford is President, Grants Administrator, and Trustee for The CH Foundation. She also serves as Public Relations Officer for Sanford and Tatum Insurance Agency. A community-recognized leader, mentor and dedicated volunteer with service on numerous community boards, Kay has long supported the arts in Lubbock as President of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Board and as a Board member for Ballet Lubbock and Civic Lubbock, Inc.


Kerry Sessions

Kerry Sessions is a life-long resident of Lubbock and a community leader – having maintained an avid interest in both entertainment and the arts in our community. She has served on several community and civic boards promoting and supporting both areas of interest. With a background in real estate development and marketing, she has been owner of a large country and western nightclub, booking large scale touring artists in Lubbock.


Rob Allison

Rob Allison is the former Assistant City Manager for Development Services for the City of Lubbock. As Assistant City Manager, Rob lent his oversight and expertise to the redevelopment of North Overton. He represented the City of Lubbock on the Downtown Redevelopment Commission in the early stages of the effort to revitalize downtown Lubbock. He has served as Past President of Lubbock’s Downtown Rotary Club, Board member for the Texas Association of Nurserymen and as a passionate volunteer for the Lubbock Area United Way. His experience lends the perfect blend of knowledge and leadership that will carry LEPAA’s vision forward.


Kathy Gilbreath

Kathy Gilbreath serves as Vice President and Trustee of The CH Foundation, as Board of Elders for Westminster Presbyterian Church serving as Personnel Chairman. She is a member of Covenant Health Foundation Board and Hospice of Lubbock. Additionally, she is a Certified Master Gardener and is dedicated to her work with the Texas Tech University Public Arts Committee. Kathy has dedicated her professional career as a fundraiser to the following organizations: Lubbock Area United Way, Texas Tech University, a consultant to the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts and Methodist/Covenant Hospital Foundation.


Michelle Stephens

Michelle Stephens has more than 15 years marketing, public relations and communication experience. She has volunteered locally for American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, American Heart Association, The Parenting Cottage, Lubbock Area United Way, Meals on Wheels, and more. She is actively involved in the Association for Women in Communication, where she has held several leadership roles and is currently president elect. Michelle is a Leadership Lubbock graduate, and was named to the Young Professionals of Lubbock’s Top 20 Under 40. A self-proclaimed paperback junkie, it’s been rumored that she reads 200 paperback novels a year.