Board of Directors, 2013
Pictured from left to right: Jonathan Villastrago, Citizen Lobbyist Leader; Mike Patterson, Board Member; Jeff Judson, Senior Vice President; J. Allen Tharp III, President; Viviano Rodriguez, Board Member; Richard Giles, Treasurer; Larry Baumgartner, Board Member (Not pictured: Cindy Guzowski, Secretary)
Allen Tharp, President
Allen (also SATP President, Executive Committee) is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the San Antonio-based Allen Tharp LLC and the Olde England’s Lion & Rose, as well as a minority partner in a chain of quick-service chicken restaurants called Golden Chick. It is noteworthy that his endeavors provide approximately 1,000 local jobs to San Antonians and pumps almost $30 million into the local economy annually. Having worked for over 27 years with the restaurant industry, he has served as a liaison for government and legislative affairs, as a speaker at various restaurant industry conferences, and is an active member of the president’s forum within his industry’s professional association. Mr. Tharp holds a B.A. degree in political science.
Jeff Judson, Senior Vice President
Jeff is a public policy consultant, member of The Heartland Institute board of directors, and former president of the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
Richard Giles, Treasurer
Richard is a native of Sheffield, England, and now an American citizen. He served a 5-year apprenticeship and studied for his professional qualification with Foulks Lynch College. He has been a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales since 1975. He brings to the SATP 50 years of experience in finance and public accounting. Richard designed and conducted training seminars on finance for non-financial managers on six continents and managed all financial aspects of a $100M division of a major oilfield service company with 180 employees and over 500 customers. Richard is married to Patricia, with whom he has three daughters, six grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
Sharon Hall, Acting Secretary
Sharon is a wife, mother, and grandmother who strongly believes in the mission statement of the San Antonio Tea Party, has been active in the organization since 2009, andis willing to put time, effort and energy–along with other like-minded supporters–to help regain and retain our freedoms.
Larry Baumgardner, Board Member
Larry’s formal education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Mathematics from Central Methodist College in Fayette, Missouri, and a Master of Arts degree in Economics from Western Illinois University with the highest honors in Phi Kappa Phi. Larry has successfully carried out business transactions with multi-billion dollar service, consumer product, and manufacturing corporations; financial institutions; governmental entities; retail and restaurant companies; as well as insurance companies, law firms, and CPA firms. He and his wife Carole Ann have been married 40 years and have four adult/married children and ten grandchildren.
Viviano Rodriguez, Board Member
Viviano is a native Texan, born in San Antonio to a military family. He considers himself a both a fiscal and social conservative. After retiring early from the NCR Corporation, he has been active in his community both in Ohio and in Texas, having moved back to Texas in 2002. Viviano is a real estate broker and has his affiliation with Brannon Properties LLC. He is a Shriner and a member of the St. Andrews Episcopal Church. He and his Lady Melinda live in San Antonio.
Mike Patterson, Board Member
Mike Patterson is a Board Certified attorney in injury trial law with his own law firm in San Antonio. Married for 35 years, he and his wife have two grown children.
Application for Prospective Board Members
You may fill in and submit the online application or click here to print the application. If using the print version, please scan the completed form and e-mail it to Sharon Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 210-568-2962 or mail it to the following address: San Antonio Tea Party, 10650 Culebra Rd, Suite 104, PMB 548, San Antonio, TX 78251.
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