Board of Directors

Al Rendl-230

Al Rendl - President, Director of District 4

Term expires November 2020

Al and his wife Janice have lived in Ponderosa Forest for 38 years. Their adult children and three grandchildren also live in the community. He was a career executive with Exxon and retired after 35 years with the company. Al lead the fight during the 1997 and 1999 Texas Legislative sessions to pass responsible legislation to give north Harris County voters control over their own future water supplies. Rendl worked with legislators all over the state to stop abusive city annexations, as happened in Kingwood, and has been involved in regional water issues for many years. Al served as a WCID #91 director for 16 years and as that group’s president; he was chairman of the North Harris County Water Issues and Annexation Reform Group; a director of the North Harris County Water Users Association; and as president of the Spirit of North Harris County Coalition. Al emphasizes a regional approach to managing our future water supplies.

Kelly P. Fessler-230

Kelly P. Fessler - Vice President, Director of District 5

Term expires November 2020

Kelly, his wife Marcie, and their 4 children have lived in Spring for 20 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Oral Roberts University. Following an early career as a refinery chemist, Kelly branched out into the area of software development and related consulting. His now 28-year career in the software field has provided him with broad experience in such diverse areas as automated petrochemical distribution, process analysis, configuration management and regulatory compliance.

Kelly was also the founding President of the Cherry Tree Republican Club, a community activist organization formed in the early 1990’s for Republican voters in North Harris County. He has represented our community as an elected delegate to many Republican Senatorial District and State conventions.

Kelly enjoys working with his fellow board members, the NHCRWA staff and consultants and the many individuals in the local water communities. He is deeply committed to seeking the most cost-efficient, common sense solutions for the water issues we face now and in the future.

Lenox A. (Len) Sigler-230

Lenox A. (Len) Sigler - Secretary, Director of District 2

Term Expires November 2018

Len, his wife Carol, and their three children moved to northwest Harris County in early 1970, and Len and Carol currently reside in Champions Place subdivision. Len graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. During his 20-year career in sales and marketing with a major machinery manufacturer, Sigler had responsibility for over half of the United States and over $200 million in annual sales. Len later founded a machinery distributorship selling products to the oil/drilling and offshore industry where he also gained valuable experience in water purification, including seawater desalinization using reverse osmosis technology. Today, Len is semi-retired and does some export sales/marketing work. Len sought a seat on the Authority’s Board because he feels that a task of this magnitude and scope of work requires directors with technical expertise and a vision for the future (i.e., water resources, developing technologies, etc.) coupled with the utmost degree of honesty and integrity.

Ron Graham-230

Ron Graham - Asst. Secretary, Director of District 1

Term Expires November 2018

Ron and his wife, Ina, have lived in northwest Harris County for 34 years. Ron graduated from Texas A&M, Commerce with a degree in business. Prior to serving as Director of District 1, Ron served as Trustee of Cypress-Fairbanks ISD for 12 years. He and his wife are members of Cypress Bible Church and live in Lakewood Forest Subdivision. They have two grown daughters, Amy and Laurie. Ron is dedicated to providing a clean, affordable, dependable water supply for our future. Ron is always available to anyone who wants to meet with him. Just give him a call at 281-376-1660.

James D. Pulliam-230

James D. Pulliam - Treasurer, Director of District 3

Term expires November 2020

Jim and his wife Pam have been married and lived in Houston for over 40 years. They moved to the city of Jersey Village over 15 years ago. Jim was a civil-structural designer in the petrochemical industry and is now retired. He worked on the design of concrete and steel structures and plant drainage systems. Jim has found his field engineering, project management and design experience useful during his tenure on the Authority’s board of directors. Previously he served as the director of the Jersey Village Flood Committee and Parks Committee, and continues to work with the city. Jim was the president of the White Oak Bayou Association for two years where he and others worked with the Harris County Flood Control District, TxDOT, Harris County and the City of Houston in designing and obtaining funding for improvements along White Oak Bayou including the Hike and Bike trails and detention ponds. Jim has devoted 40 years to community involvement in our area. He believes the Authority’s work on reducing the areas dependence on groundwater is very important to the area; mainly to reduce subsidence, especially in Jersey Village where subsidence has contributed to the flooding risk.