Board of Directors

Paul Thibodeaux

Paul Thibodeaux


Bright Equities

Paul Thibodeaux is a Managing Director with Bright Wealth Management, where he leads a team of financial advisors serving high-net worth individuals, corporate executives, business owner and family offices.  He has served on the LIFT Board of Directors since 2013, and was elected Board Chair in 2017. Paul previously served as a board member for Cancer Support Community North Texas.


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  • Andrew (Drew) Spaniol

    Immediate Past Chair

    Bryan Cave, LLP
  • Ashley Scheer

    Human Resources Committee, Chair

    Jackson Walker LLP
  • Chris Opoczynski

    Texas Instruments
  • Dan Torpey

    Ernst & Young
  • Dave B. Millheiser

    Marketing and Fund Development Committee, Chair

    Dave Perry-Miller & Associates
  • Edward Stone

    Retired Marketing Executive
  • Emily Bruce


    Half Price Books
  • Eveitt Payne

    BBVA Compass
  • George Fair, Ph.D.

    University of Texas at Dallas
  • Jacqueline Hall

    Celanese Corporation
  • James Plantes

  • Jodie Helfer

    Texas Capital Bank
  • Joyce Collie

    Chair-Elect, Governance Chair

    Sound Investment Real Estate Services
  • Marcel P. Brunel

    Lumina Learning USA
  • Mary Gano

    TXU Energy
  • Melanie Ferguson

    Fund Development/Marketing Committee, Co-Chair

    Matthews Southwest
  • Randy Gullo

    Treasurer/Finance Chair

    Deloitte, LLP
  • Russell Hagg

    Program Committee, Chair

    Good, Fulton & Farrell
  • Sam Murphy

    Thompson & Knight, LLP
  • Todd Watson

    Hunt Realty

Community Advisory Council

  • Caren Edelstein

  • David Chard, Ph.D.

  • Honorable Tincy Miller

  • Judie Altman

  • Kathy Doyle Thomas


    Half Price Books
  • Lucy Livingston

  • M. Delene Gilbert

  • Pat Peiser

  • Richard Mauldin

    Texas Capital Bank
  • Sharon S. King

    SKing Consultancy