Executive Committee

  • Roger Mathis

    Roger Mathis

    President

  • Courtney Callahan

    Courtney Callahan

    VP/Administration

  • Averi Saunders

    Averi Saunders

    VP/Development

  • Gina Joyce

    Gina Joyce

    Secretary

  • Bruce McClure

    Bruce McClure

    Treasurer

    Bruce is an architect at Premier Project Management. He has been involved in the hospitality design industry for twenty plus…

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  • Heather Scott

    Heather Scott

    Past President/Parliamentarian

    Heather is the Founder of PROOF, an architectural wares and design consultation firm based in Dallas, TX. She has been immers…

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  • Elissa Murry

    Elissa Murry

    Executive Advisor

    Elissa is the Principal of MAE Concepts, a multi-line sales representative that covers all of Texas. With a BFA in Interior D…

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Board of Directors

  • Courtney Callahan

    Courtney Callahan

    NEWH, Inc. Delegate

  • Heather Scott

    Heather Scott

    NEWH, Inc. Delegate

    Heather is the Founder of PROOF, an architectural wares and design consultation firm based in Dallas, TX. She has been immers…

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  • Liz Wilhite

    Liz Wilhite

    Director/Scholarship

  • Vanessa Strunk

    Vanessa Strunk

    Director/Student Relations

  • April Geter

    April Geter

    Director/Membership

  • Lauren Potak

    Lauren Potak

    Director/Programming

  • Alex Knodel

    Alex Knodel

    Director/Fundraising

  • Molly Davis

    Molly Davis

    Director/Marketing

Committee Chair

  • Nick  Cimms

    Nick Cimms

    Chair/Scholarship

  • Keegan Rae

    Keegan Rae

    Chair/Continuing Education

  • Angelle Dumond Bevier

    Angelle Dumond Bevier

    Chair/Membership

  • Emily Hogle

    Emily Hogle

    Chair/Programming

    Emily Hogle is an account executive for Wolf-Gordon in Dallas, Texas. With a BFA in Interior Design from NYSID and 20 years …

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  • Luis Araujo

    Luis Araujo

    Chair/Fundraising

  • Stephanie Mueller

    Stephanie Mueller

    Chair/Hospitality

    Stephanie Mueller is from Cleveland, OH and studied Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati. After graduating in 201…

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  • Micaela Sheffield

    Micaela Sheffield

    Chair/Public Relations

  • Jacob Lemley

    Jacob Lemley

    Chair/Publications

  • Veronica Sandoval

    Veronica Sandoval

    Chair/Internet Communications

  • Ron McDaniel

    Ron McDaniel

    Chair/Student Relations

  • Kate Grubb

    Kate Grubb

    Chair/Regional Tradeshow

    Kate Alison Grubb is a sales representative for Alison and Company in Dallas, Texas. Founded in 1985, Alison and Company is …

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Bruce McClure

Bruce McClure

Treasurer

Bruce is an architect at Premier Project Management. He has been involved in the hospitality design industry for twenty plus years. He has worked at various design firms before moving to the ownership side at Omni Hotels and now Premier Project Management. Bruce is starting his fifth year on the Dallas Board and has enjoyed working with NEWH and looks forward to more opportunities ahead with NEWH.

Heather Scott

Heather Scott

Past President/Parliamentarian

Heather is the Founder of PROOF, an architectural wares and design consultation firm based in Dallas, TX. She has been immersed in the Hospitality Design Industry since graduating from Harrington Institute of Interior Design in 2001. Her passion for the industry has granted her a seat on two non-profit boards, NEWH Dallas (13 years!) and Hospitality Cares (1 year and counting). Most importantly though, she is the very proud wife of Neal Scott, mother of Vivienne Winter Scott, stepmother of two Alabama students (Roll Tide!), and slave to three little fluffy dogs. She hopes her daughter will follow in her footsteps of service through non-profit volunteer work as it’s truly an enriching experience for all.

Elissa Murry

Elissa Murry

Executive Advisor

Elissa is the Principal of MAE Concepts, a multi-line sales representative that covers all of Texas. With a BFA in Interior Design from University of North Texas, and 15 years in the industry, Elissa is deeply rooted in the Dallas hospitality design community. 2021 marks Elissa’s 10th year on the Dallas Board. Starting her career as a designer in 2006, she knew the hospitality was an industry that really relied on relationships and the power of networking. NEWH has been a major part of Elissa’s professional and personal life as some of her closest and dearest friends were met through this organization. She is proud to be a part of an amazing industry that has a deep focus on giving back.

Heather Scott

Heather Scott

NEWH, Inc. Delegate

Heather is the Founder of PROOF, an architectural wares and design consultation firm based in Dallas, TX. She has been immersed in the Hospitality Design Industry since graduating from Harrington Institute of Interior Design in 2001. Her passion for the industry has granted her a seat on two non-profit boards, NEWH Dallas (13 years!) and Hospitality Cares (1 year and counting). Most importantly though, she is the very proud wife of Neal Scott, mother of Vivienne Winter Scott, stepmother of two Alabama students (Roll Tide!), and slave to three little fluffy dogs. She hopes her daughter will follow in her footsteps of service through non-profit volunteer work as it’s truly an enriching experience for all.

Emily Hogle

Emily Hogle

Chair/Programming

Emily Hogle is an account executive for Wolf-Gordon in Dallas, Texas. With a BFA in Interior Design from NYSID and 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including 16 as a senior designer/project manager and mentor, Emily strives to be a valuable resource to the design community by leveraging her design background. She knows when to hustle, when to think creatively, and always endeavors to be an extension of the team she is working with. Communicating and connecting with people at a deeper level is one of her great passions. Lifting one another up is what life is all about.

Stephanie Mueller

Stephanie Mueller

Chair/Hospitality

Stephanie Mueller is from Cleveland, OH and studied Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati. After graduating in 2015 she moved down to Dallas, TX to work full time at Forrest Perkins. She was at Forrest Perkins for 4 years working on multiple hospitality projects. In 2019 she started a new position at Faulkner Design Group located in Dallas TX, working specifically in both senior living and multi-family projects. Her favorite things include her pet cat, Toulouse, reading, and eating pizza. 9 out of 10 times she will have mints on her.

Kate Grubb

Kate Grubb

Chair/Regional Tradeshow

Kate Alison Grubb is a sales representative for Alison and Company in Dallas, Texas. Founded in 1985, Alison and Company is a wholesale manufacturer’s representative agency specializing in the specification and sale of better lighting fixtures, ceiling fans and related products to the trade. Kate has worked with Alison and Company since 2007 traveling Texas and Oklahoma as her territory.