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Edna Sangel

Chairman 2018
Selected as the 2015-2016 VIP Woman of the Year by the National Association for Professional Women (NAPW) and Review It Magazine’s Cover Story for the 7th Annual Most Influential Women in Business for 2017, Edna has credited all her success and tenacity to overcome life’s challenges to her reliance on the Word of God and her relentless faith. She is a public speaker whose messages are geared towards Entrepreneurs, Leaders, or Women. She is KHOU’s local business coach of choice. Edna is the CEO of Favor and Wealth, a growth consulting firm based in the Galleria that works exclusively with Entrepreneurs, CEOs, and Leaders of businesses and organizations globally to improve and transform business and personnel performance. She is a Messenger of Life at Esther’s Oil Ministries which she Speaks Healing, Deliverance, and Wholeness for Women who are in Transition from a broken place to an abundant place either in a group or a personal setting. She currently serves as the Chairman for the Spring Klein Chamber of Commerce and a Board Member for the Houston Gateway Academy.

Edna is from the island of Oahu, Hawaii who moved to Houston in Dec 2005 in hopes of fulfilling her dreams to change the marketplace and impact the world for the better. She graduated from the Bauer Business College and the Program for Excellence in Selling at the University of Houston with a degree in Marketing and International Studies. She is a Certified John Maxwell Trainer, Speaker, and Coach. Her passion is to teach and implement Kingdom principles in the marketplace enabling business owners, management, and professionals to identify their God given gifts and abilities to be effective leaders and accelerate their business. She is well versed in building strategic partnerships through persuasion, negotiation and personal presence.

She has demonstrated over 15 years of success in B2B Sales, management, operations, project management, recruiting, and marketing roles across various industries including engineering, supply chain solutions, staffing, IT, industrial, oil and gas, financial, non profits, and education just to name a few. Over the past nine years, she has secured over $500 million of business for employers she has worked for and clients she has coached.

Edna is a member of the Women Business Enterprise Alliance and the Rotary Club of Houston. She is also an Executive Business Adviser for the Prison Entrepreneurship Program. She is a published author of a book called the Ugly Side of Sales.

Edna’s Mission is to Empower Wholeness, Truth, and Freedom in the Marketplace by helping the Good Guys Win in their business and life!

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Carolyn Blosser

Board Director
Carolyn Blosser is broker/owner of Blosser Realty in Spring. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a journalism degree, followed by several years working in advertising and at the Houston Business Journal. Subsequently she attended the University of Houston and graduated with a degree in accounting. Carolyn spent three years in public accounting as an auditor/CPA with Deloitte &Touche, followed by 11 years in financial management with Continental Airlines. Always having a passion for real estate, she transitioned full-time into the profession in 2001. Carolyn’s real estate work has involved all areas of Greater Houston, with a current emphasis on Spring and The Woodlands. Outside of work, Carolyn enjoys walking the numerous nature trails alongside Cypress Creek and spending time with family and friends.
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Rebecca Ramsey

Board Director
Rebecca Ramsey worked in banking for ten years and decided to change career paths after graduating from Lone Star College in 2010. She is currently the Houston and Spring TX sales manager for New Artisan Spirits – Roxor Artisan Gin. She takes her passion of meeting people to help grow the business in Houston and its surrounding cities. She is an active member in NAPW, USBG, Spring-Klein Chamber of Commerce and was recently featured as a 2017 Influential Women in Business. After joining the Spring-Klein Chamber of Commerce in 2016 she realized there was a need to help the community and with a group of friends adopted a girl’s home to help meet their needs. They help to provide meals, take donations for clothes along with other various items and visit the girls to encourage them and show them that people truly care. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou. She lives in Conroe, TX with her husband and four children and enjoys reading and writing in her spare time.
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Michael W. Parker Jr.

Board Director
Financial Advisor – Mass Mutual Greater Houston
Michael Parker is a polished young leader with over 13 years of strategic planning and operations experience while honorable serving in the United States Marine Corps. During his tenure in the Marines, Michael deployed twice in support Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Some of his duties included serving as the Executive Officer of Electronics Maintenance Company, Command Financial Specialist and Toys for Toys Coordinator for New York City.
After the conclusion on his service in 2013, Michael returned back home to Spring, Texas. Michael continues to serve others in his current occupation by promoting financial literacy as a Financial Advisor with Mass Mutual Greater Houston. He enjoys engaging with other young professionals in the community to strengthen the bond between the local businesses and community, while fostering an environment for professional development.
Michael spends his free time with his family, traveling, at church or reading a good a book. He also serves the local veteran community as a Peer Mentor with the Lone Star Veterans Association. I am a proud Platinum Member supporter of the Spring-Klein Chamber of Commerce, I believe in supporting economical growth in Spring, TX. I understand the importance of supporting your Local Chamber of Commerce to help in the driving force of growth.
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Ismael Rios

Board Director
Ismael Rios is a General Manager at Denny’s Restaurant, Certified Trainer, and entrepreneur at Zurvita Inc. Ismael loves to be part of a successful team for nearly 17 years at Shorco Enterprises. He is Fluent in English and Spanish and loves the Spring Texas community. On his free time, Ismael loves to spend time with his family, church members and play with his 5 dogs. He looks forward to serving the Spring Texas community.
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Eric Ransom

Board Director – Health Care
Eric Ransom serves as the Director of Ambulatory Services for CHI St. Luke’s Health for The Woodlands, Lakeside, and Springwoods Village Hospitals. Eric provides analytical support, strategic planning, and
project management for a variety of operational and strategic projects for CHI St. Luke’s in North Houston.

Prior to joining The Woodlands team, Eric served as an administrative fellow for the CHI Texas Division. His past experience in health care includes roles with UNC Health Care, Bryan Health and serving as a consultant for health care organizations in North Carolina and Texas. Eric and his family live in Spring, where they are enjoying life with two kids under three years of age.

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Randall Ellis

Board Director – Transportation
Randall Ellis has strong and broad-based public affairs background, with over 20 years of experience in community engagement, public policy, media relations and advocacy efforts at the local, state and federal levels. A native Houstonian, he attended Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA and received his Bachelor of Arts in
economics and romance languages. He earned a Master’s in Public Health at the University of Texas School of Public Health where his focus was public policy. Randall is actively involved with numerous community organizations and spends much of his time volunteering for animal rescue efforts in Houston.

• Randall lived in Madrid, Spain for four years and is fluent in Spanish.

• Randall is passionate about rescuing dogs. He has adopted and fostered 26 dogs over the past 10 years.

•Randall was awarded the Public Citizen of the Year award in 2011 by the Houston Branch of the National Association of Social Workers.

According to Randall, “Access to affordable and reliable transportation widens opportunity and is essential to addressing equal opportunity goals such as access to good.
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