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Executive Board Member Update

Executive Board Member Update

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star would like to officially welcome Bob Gendron of Dallas and Lauren Peschier of The Woodlands as new members of our governing Executive Board. Both Bob and Lauren will bring valued input, leadership and perspective to an already well established and diverse Executive Board.


Bob Gendron, CEO and Founder of CREF, has an extensive background in developing innovative service delivery companies based on his passion for providing world-class service and creating best-in-class proprietary platforms and technology. Bob has a long-standing reputation of supporting and serving organizations helping youth, and we look forward to his devoted work to benefit mentorship and defend the potential of our youth here at Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star.


Lauren Peschier, Vice President of Geology at Arena Energy, has been with Arena Energy since 2014 and has significant experience in the field of onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration. Before Arena, she has had a well-established career within the Houston energy industry. Lauren has importantly been a force for good in the growing partnership between Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star and Arena Energy in our Beyond School Walls program and will be a great liaison and voice for our mission and the kids we impact together.


"As Chairman of the Board, it's a pleasure to welcome two capable new members to our diverse group of caring land thoughtful leaders on our Executive Board. We are excited to have Lauren and Bob and I know they will both be a value add as we strategically impact thousands of Texas kids with safe and positive mentoring relationships that defend the potential of our youth" Rob Bowlby- Chairman of the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star


"Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star is the largest BBBS affiliate agency in the country in terms of youth served annually through one-to-one mentoring relationships, and the Executive Board is critical at driving resources and partnerships that fuel our outcomes achieving mission to impact more kids across Texas. Lauren and Bob both bring a passion for positively impacting youth in our region and have unique life experiences that will be valuable to our Executive Board and the healthy governance of our organization overall. We are excited to have them on the Board!" Pierce Bush CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star.

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