District Board of Directors
David W. Hightower, CCIM, CRE, President, Board Chairman
Mr. Hightower is Executive Vice President, Investments & Development of Midway Companies, a real estate investment and development company based in Houston. He has over 40 years of experience in the acquisition, development, marketing and sales of commerical properties. He has been responsibile for hundreds of millions of dollars of municipal infrastructure developed during his tenure. David is active in various industry, community and civic activities including the West Houston Association, the Urban Land Institute, the Association for Commercial Development and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He is a founding Director of the District.
Robert B. Halick, Vice President of Property Management
Mr. Halick is the Vice President of Property Management for Stream Realty Partners. Additionally, Robert is an active member of the Building Owners and Managers Association, the CCIM Institute and the Institute of Real Estate Management.
Bruce Fincher, Secretary
Mr. Fincher, President of Fincher Companies, brings 35 years of development, acquisition, leasing and asset management to The Energy Corridor District. Formed in 1998, Fincher Companies focuses on retail, restaurant, multi-tenant industrial and low-rise office development, plus selective commercial land development. A former president of the Houston chapter of NAIOP, one of North America's largest and most prestigious commercial real estate organizations, Mr. Fincher has also managed multi-million dollar development projects for both Schlumberger oilfield services and Weingarten Realty Investors.
Mr. Elgohary, senior portfolio manager for Shell Oil Company, has 20 years of experience in supplier performance management, contract negotiations, strategic alliances and business development, profitability analyses and market research, plus coordination and management for complex projects. Peter is responsible for delivery of major capital projects at Shell’s technology center in Houston. Previously, he worked for Jacob Engineering Group, Continental and United Airlines, Tracer Construction Company, Charles D. Gooden Consulting Engineers and Brown & Root, Inc. Peter also serves on the Board of Directors for Psaltiki, Inc., an organization dedicated to the dissemination of Byzantine Music, and is director for an 11-member vocal ensemble in Houston
Mr. Halaska, General Manager of Westlake Property Management for BP has nearly 30 years of experience in the oil industry with previous leadership roles in operations, maintenance, reliability, crisis management, projects, investigations, and safety. Tom is responsible for the facility management and capital project for all buildings on BP’s Westlake campus in Houston. Tom earned his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota and his MBA from Rice University.
Mr. Lane, Executive Vice President of Wolff Companies a Texas investment and land development company, is licensed by the State of Texas as both an attorney and a CPA, with over 50 years of varied general management experience in both for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises. He is also active in local community affairs, including the Houston Ballet Foundation and the Wortham Center Operating Company. He is a member of the American, Texas and Houston Bar Associations, the Financial Executives Institute and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Lane has also published articles in the Houston Law Review and the American Journal of Mediation.