Board of Directors and Officers
Directors are elected by membership for 3 year terms on a rotating basis. Each year following the annual meeting the 5 active directors elect/re-elect/appoint officer positions. The President and Vice President must also be elected directors. The Secretary, Treasurer, and other officers as determined by the board may be either elected directors or members appointed as 1 year non-voting officers. All terms expire at the annual meeting of the year indicated.
Term expires 2026
Rick is the Director of Real Estate and Office Services for Fluor and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Fluor’s Sugar Land engineering center. Rick has lived in Settlers Park since 1982 with his wife, Laurie. They raised two children, John and Lindsey, both products of Fort Bend ISD, and they are both married. Lindsey and her husband are expecting twins this fall. Rick has a Construction Management degree from the University of Houston. Things that occupy Rick’s time: President of First Colony Community Services Association; past President of Fort Bend Cares, a Charitable Foundation; past member of Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Board of Director’s; Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Council Board of Directors; Council Organization Representative for Troop 441 and Troop 442, Boy Scouts of America. Rick believes in the importance of volunteerism and involvement in the community and is a proud graduate of the best Chamber Leadership Forum Class of 2014! Rick joined our board as a non-voting officer in 2020 and in 2021 was appointed to an open director position.
Dr. Claudia P. Shakespeare
Term expires 2025
Claudia is a proud homeowner since 2003. She is retired from the military after 32-plus years of service and has one adult daughter and one grandson. She brings a diverse perspective to the board combined with financial responsibility and governance to deliver thoughtful questions and insights that help drive informed decisions. She is able to draw upon a wide range of experiences which enables her to collaborate effectively and engage with fellow board members and city management. Claudia is a graduate of Grand Canyon University and holds a Doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Behavioral Health, an Associate, a Bachelor, and two Master’s degrees from other universities. She commits her time to working hard with fellow board members for the greater good of the Settlers Park/Groove community and its residents. Claudia has been a director since 2018.
Term expires 2025
Bill and his wife, Sharon, have been residents in Settlers Park/Settlers Grove for over 35 years and have three grown sons, 7 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. Bill is retired from KPRC-TV after 40 years of service. He previously served on the Settlers Park HOA board from 2004-2018 and after a year off returned to the board in 2019. Bill has also been a member of the AFC board since 2006 and is a new member of the City/HOA Maintenance Responsibilities Task Force.
Term expires 2024
Mike and his wife Jackie have been residents of Settlers Park/Settlers Grove since 1983. They have an adult daughter who lives in Sienna Plantation. Mike grew up in Southwest Houston, and he earned his Bachelor’s in business administration in Economics from the University of Houston. He earned his Certified Financial Planner designation from the University of Houston and is also a Registered Investment Advisor. He and Jackie have owned and operated an insurance & employee benefits brokerage since 1991. Many years ago, Mike served as the Treasurer of our Homeowners Association (HOA) and currently serves as the Treasurer of an HOA in Corpus Christi. Mike is a long-time member of the Exchange Club of Fort Bend and currently serves as a Regional Vice President of the National Exchange Club where he also serves on the budget & finance committee.
Term expires 2026
Diane has been a resident of Chimneystone, Sugar Land since 1991, where she raised one son who resides in Houston, Texas. She grew up in Long Island New York but now calls Texas home. Prior to moving to Texas in 1990 she lived and worked as a nurse in North Carolina for 12 years. Diane earned her Registered Nurses license in 1978 and furthered her education earning her Master’s at the University of Texas. She worked at MD Anderson Hospital as a nurse practitioner until she retired in 2021. Diane served as a board member of the Chimneystone Homeowners Association for nine years and is currently serving as the president. Currently, she serves as a board member of the Settlers Park Homeowners Association. She brings with her many years of knowledge and experience and a willingness to serve the SPHOA community in any capacity needed.
Social Event Coordinator
Term expires 2024
Latisha is 3 years new to the state of Texas. She is a proud homeowner since 2021. She has over 20 years of health care insurance appeals experience for Medicare and Medicaid. She has three daughters and one grandson. She brings a diverse perspective to the social committee, with previous experience in community social engagements. Latisha, in previous roles, has served as a neighborhood watch Captain and a Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) president and commits her time to work hard with fellow board members to ensure that we bring out the best community engagement and social activities in our community of the Settlers Park/Groove for its residents.