WILLIAM F. “BILLY” BURGE, III

By March 5, 2019Board

Mr. Burge, President of Ayrshire Corporation, Texas real estate developer, businessman and philanthropist, joined our board in October 2015. A few highlights of his successful and diverse career include:

Served as Chairman of the Harris County/Houston Sports Authority from 1996 through 2006 and oversaw the development of landmark public projects for both Harris County and the City of Houston. The impressive lists of public projects includes the Houston Metro Railway System, Reliant Center NFL Stadium, Toyota Center NBA Arena and the Minute Maid Park Baseball Stadium.

Currently serves as Chairman of the Grand Parkway Association, as well as Chairman of the Harris County Housing Finance Corporation.

Formerly elected Chairman of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Board of Directors, having served as a Harris County appointee to the Board.  He proudly received the 2007 Road Hand Award as the result of his outstanding contributions to the improvement of Texas’ transportation infrastructure.

Mr. Burge is a member of the Board of Directors of the Wallis State Bank and formerly served on the Board of Whitney National Bank. He is a Board Member of the West Houston Association, which he formerly chaired, and is also a former Trustee of the University of Houston Foundation.

He previously served on the Advisory Board of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Real Estate Center, having been a founding member of the Board.  He previously served as well on the Board of Trustees of Landmark College.

He is also on the Board of the Urban Land Institute Foundation as well as the Narramore Christian Foundation.  Mr. Burge is currently on the Texas Bowl Board of Directors.  His most recent appointment is as the Chairman of the Board of the Houston Department of Health and Human Services Foundation, Inc.  Billy was recently selected to serve as a member of the Harris County Precinct One Street Olympics Board of Directors.

Most recently, Mr. Burge is involved in Houston’s Apollo and Beyond project, which will educate visitors on the Apollo space program and the area’s rich NASA history.

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