West Houston Association’s Rising Leaders


The WHA Rising Leaders Program will create and grow a network of emerging leaders and mentors within the West Houston Association that will share information and access to enhance understanding and the ability of these leaders to make positive changes in West Houston.

Class 4

Rima Adil

Houston Community College

Sean Burch

Jones Carter

David Colunga


Lizanne Douglas

BGE, Inc.

Noe Escobar

LJA Engineering

Tina Peterman

Masterson Advisors

Steve Sams 

Johnson Development Corp.

Lona Shipp

Howard Hughes Corp.

Linh Tran

Costello, Inc.

Class 3

Tricia Brasseaux

Howard Hughes Corp.

Christina Cole 

Schwartz, Page & Harding

Jason Demel


Mahnaz Kolaini


Paul Lock 

CenterPoint Energy

Jarrod Payne

Caldwell Companies

Adam Rinehart 


Justin Wagner

R. G. Miller Engineers

Class 2

Todd Hamilton 

Development Manager – Cross Creek Ranch at Johnson Development Corp

Greg Lentz

Director – Masterson Advisors LLC

Andy Palermo

Associate Principal & Department Manager – EHRA

Jon D. Polley

Member – Radcliffe Bobbitt Adams Polley

DeKécha Shepherd

Sr. Project Manager – Costello Inc.

Class 1

Auggie Campbell

President – West Houston Association

Colleen Castroman

Associate – MetroNational

Randy Corson

Vice President – Mischer

Destry Dokes


Mark Gehringer

Sr. Project Manager – Bridgeland at Howard Hughes Corporation

Ryan Harper

Associate – ABHR

Carol Harrison

Project Manager – IDS

Nate Jackson

Project Manager – BGE

Martye Kendrick

Of Counsel – Johnson Petrov

Dustin O’Neal

President – Costello Inc.

Brett Walker

Executive V.P. – Parkside Capital

WHA Rising Leadership Criteria

To be considered for the WHA Rising Leaders Program, you must:

  • Be nominated by a Quality Growth Partner (limit of one per QGP and 16 total leaders);
  • Have between 5 and 15 years of industry experience; and
  • Commit to attending at least 4 Rising Leaders events, 1 General Forum, 1 Technical Forum, and 2 WHA committee meetings.

To learn more about The West Houston Association Rising Leaders Program, please call: 713.461.9378 or email: acampbell@westhouston.org.