2022 Board of Directors - Officers
President - Tim Graham - Tim has deep roots in New Boston and is focused on improving both the
business climate and the housing market for future generations. Through
the Chamber, he sees an opportunity to work with government
organizations, to promote community activities, and to foster economic
growth. The labor pool in and around New Boston has tremendous
potential, and more and more corporations are becoming aware of that as
they seek to relocate their businesses to this area. Real estate
prices, major thoroughfare access, affordable housing, and tax benefits
may draw some companies to this locale, but strong school systems, young
professionals, and other amenities will keep them here.
He and his
wife Christina were the third generation of Grahams in New Boston, and
it was an ideal place for them to raise the fourth. Their sons sought
higher education at Texas A&M University, and Tyler, a recent
graduate, now works in Mesquite for Oncor while Trent is in a sophomore
Engineering student. He understands that all natives may not stay or
even return to their hometown to pursue their career, yet he wants to
provide opportunity and promise for those that do have that in mind. Tim is with Red River Insurance.
Vice President - Janet Willis - I currently serve as an Owner/Broker at Movement Realty
I am an active and devoted
member of the community and have an ongoing commitment to see its
citizens fulfill their real estate needs. I am regularly involved in
important causes such as the Special Olympics and Race for the Cure, and
served as President of the Texarkana Board of Realtors in 2015. I am
currently serving as the MLS chairperson for 2020 and a member of the
Board of Directors for the Texarkana Board of Realtors. I also serve on
the Board of Directors for the New Boston Chamber of Commerce.
I have been married 35 years to my wonderful husband David, and have two awesome children Catie Kilpatrick and Ben Willis.
Sergeant-at-Arms - Kelley Branson - Kelley is a hardworking and motivated native of New Boston.
A 1979 graduate of New Boston High School and studied broadcast journalism at
Texarkana College. Kelley is the son of Johnny and Myra Branson of New
Boston. Kelley and his wife Cindy have
two sons, John Fox Branson and Aaron Branson. Two granddaughters Kyler Sherman
and Kynleigh Fox Branson. Kelley has been very active in the community for many
years. First serving as Chamber Director
in 1980 and volunteering for Pioneer Days the same year. Kelley has served as
President of the Chamber, past General Chairmen of Pioneer Days 2005-2015,
voted Outstanding Citizen (Loyd Wilson Award) 2006, and Chairmen of the
Building Committee New Boston Visitors Center 2016-2018.
Currently he serves as a Board of Director
for the Chamber, Board of Director for the New Boston Special Industrial Board,
Board of Director New Boston Community Development Corp., Vice-President of the
United Fund of New Boston and Co-Chairmen New Boston Pioneer Days Festival.
Kelley is very active at FBC- New Boston. He has been serving as the sound
engineer since 1978, currently serving as a Deacon (ordained 2015), chairmen of
deacons 2018-2019 and Chairmen of the properties committee. Kelley works for
his oldest son at Fixit Fox Plumbing, and previously worked with his dad at
Branson Plumbing before his retirement after almost 60 years in the plumbing
Board of Directors - Members
Amber Moody, New Boston Hardware & Lumber
Caleb Stephens, Realtor with MVMT-Realty and Stephens & Co.
New Boston is our home in which we are rooted deeply. We do not plan on stopping and the future is ripe with opportunity to grow our city into something great. A place to be proud of. A place to call home. Thank you to all of you who continue to push us forward and make us feel like our time and our finances are not being wasted, instead being invested into our great little town.
We want New Boston to be great and have businesses that strive and homes that people are proud to call their own. We love our city and all of the potential it has. We love the people and all the stories they can tell.
Heather Russell - Heather has lived in western Bowie County most of her life,
and has called New Boston home since 2016.
She is the publisher of the Bowie County Citizens Tribune and is an
active member of Tapp United Methodist Church, where she serves on the praise
Heather has three children – J.D.
Spears and wife Becca, Jack Abston, and Lydia Wilson.
Kayla Simmons moved to New Boston in 2009, after growing up in Queen City, TX. I've had a passion for supporting local businesses for many years. Getting involved with the chamber and helping promote local businesses just went hand in hand with my personal habits.
In 2005, I started in banking as a teller and moved into a lending position within a few years. I am now a Loan Officer at Farmers Bank & Trust in New Boston. I am also involved in the New Boston Education Foundation and Tapp UMC. My husband Kerry and myself have two children attending school in New Boston - Blair and Jett.
We want to promote growth and success in our town for the future generations.
Scarlet Bray - Born in West Monroe, Louisiana (dad was in college there) Raised in NB College @ University of Louisiana Head of Trustees Red Bayou UMC Board of directors for 3 corporations
Mom of 3 grown kids Married to Patrick for 12 years.
Owner of S and P Discount, Former owner of Basso Broadcasting, Past NB FFA Booster President.
Stephanie Hawkins - married to Matt Hawkins, moved to New Boston from Dallas, TX in 2012. I love New Boston, it's like one Big Family. I love seeing all the businesses prosper. I love inviting the who community to events, leaving no person out! It's a love thing, a genuine love for people. My favorite part of being a Chamber Director is attending Ribbon Cuttings/Grand Openings! It's a big celebration - at that very moment Peace, Love and Joy is felt. A new chapter is someone's life. They choose New Boston and New Boston chooses them! A time of happiness. I pray for each business - may they prosper and do well. As we pull together to celebrate, shop and support each local business.
Owner of Stephanie's Hair Salon, 103 NE Front St., New Boston, TX