About Us

Board of Directors

The Brenham Economic Development Foundation is led by a group of 16 community leaders from a variety of local industries who are elected by the members of the Brenham Economic Development Foundation.

2019 - Brenham Economic Development Foundation

Tee Dippel - Chair 
Brenham National Bank

Matt Bentke - Vice Chair
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative

Mike Hopkins, Jr. - Treasurer
Mike Hopkins Distributing Company


Catherine Kenjura - Secretary
Lacina & Kenjura

Billy Holle - Immediate Past Chair
Seidel Schroeder & Company

Barney Loesch
Thrivent Financial 

Jarvis Van Dyke
Van Dyke, Rankin & Company

Melissa McCune
Baylor Scott & White

Jimmy Lawhorn
Blue Bell Creameries

Blake Brannon
Premier Metal Buyers

Jim Kolkhorst
Kolkhorst Foods

Darren Huckert
Garza EMC


Chad Gerke
The Gerke Law Firm

Gary Weiss
Germania Insurance, Retired

Chris Cangelosi
Citizens State Bank

Arlen Thielemann
Thielemann Construction Company