Board of Directors

3 Year

John Huffman ’05





John is a small business owner, attorney, and real estate investor. At Texas A&M, he majored in finance at the Mays Business School. He was active in the Corps of Cadets, the Ross Volunteers, MSC Hospitality, and other organizations. In 2008, he earned his JD at Georgetown University Law Center and moved to Southlake where he and his wife Elizabeth ’04 raise their three children – Caroline (10), Andrew (8), and Anna (6). John and Elizabeth founded a residential construction, design and real estate investment company in early 2016 called Black Door Home Co. which has been blessed with solid growth. John also serves on City Council in Southlake.

Payton Mayes ’98





Payton graduated from Texas A&M in 1998 with a BS in Agribusiness and in 2000 with a MBA with a concentration in Finance. Payton served as Muster Chair and President of the New York A&M Club from 2002-2005. He has also served as an advisory board member of the Mays Department of Finance and Master of Real Estate Program. Payton is a partner at Cephas Partners, an investor and advisor in the real estate private equity industry. He is very involved at his church, White’s Chapel United Methodist and founded the DFW Christian Business Summit – Payton moved back to Texas in 2009 and lives in Westlake with his wife Andrea and three children: Merritt (10); Channing, (9) and Stella (7).

2 Year

Jimbo Cross ’97





Jimbo is originally from Belton and graduated from A&M in 1997, with a degree in Agricultural Development. He was very active in student government, various MSC organizations and class council and served as a Senior Yell Leader in ’96-’97. Jimbo is currently the Chief Development Officer for a national long-term acute hospital company based in the DFW area. He has spent the past 20 years in various health care M&A and business development roles. Jimbo met Jennifer (’99), his wife of 18 years at Fish Camp over 20 years ago. They have a beautiful 10 year old daughter Taylor who is eager to attend A&M one day. Jimbo & Jennifer live in Southlake where Jimbo is active in volunteering and serving on the school board of Taylor’s Christian school. Last summer, Jimbo was honored to be the namesake of Camp Cross at Fish Camp.

1 Year

Jennifer Cross ’99

Chris Williams ’95 





Chris grew up in Austin and received a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems. While at A&M, Chris was a member of the Corps of Cadets, Aggie Gents, and an Executive Council Member for the Association of Baptist Students. Chris has been active with the Northeast Tarrant County A&M Club since the first Aggie Muster held at Stampede Sports Arena in Southlake. Professionally, Chris has put his degree to good use and worked in various industries and technologies. He is currently a Software Development Manager. Chris has contributed to numerous community and business organizations and is on the Board of Directors for the Dallas-Fort Worth Quality Assurance Association. Chris and his wife Regina have two children Gabrielle and Jalen that keep them busy with school extra curricular activities.

Houston Richards ’10





Houston attended Texas A&M University where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a minor in Business Administration. He was also the Past President of the Ross Volunteer Association and serves on its Board of Directors.  Houston became an active member of the Gig ‘Em Club at the first muster in 2012 and served as the VP – Game Watching, Muster Chair and as President. He works in the Global Wealth Management group at Merrill Lynch and lives with his wife Hannah and newborn son Knox and enjoys running, biking, and an occasional triathlon.