Sara Howell, Board Chair

Welcome Aboard!

Hello friends-

Houston Maritime Center & Museum eagerly anticipates its grand reopening in Houston’s East River Development next fall. Perched on the banks of Buffalo Bayou, this new space will enjoy not only the close proximity of downtown Houston, but also the increased visibility and traffic of its prime location in this master-planned mixed-use development. This 150-acre tract along Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s new Hike and Bike Trail extension from downtown features everything from residences, shops, and restaurants to offices. Set in the heart of the Greater
East End juxtaposed with downtown Houston and easy access, the new location will make a tremendous positive impact on Houston Maritime Center & Museum’s visitor traffic and

This new space presents history, arts, culture, and sciences through a maritime lens. Our collection navigates a voyage through the nautical world with extensive exhibits, models, and
artifacts, emphasizing interactive experiences bringing the collection to life. Maritime artifacts, ship models, art, photography, and printed materials will be thoughtfully disseminated through
zones translating maritime history from the very earliest maritime pioneers to modern day science and technology.

HMC&M is hard at work on this process in an “all hands on deck” approach. Specifically, we wish
to thank all our donors, corporate members, volunteers, board members, and special friends
who have supported us so diligently to make this exceptional possibility a reality.

We can’t wait to show you our new home, so stay tuned for further updates. If you haven’t had a chance to join us yet as a Member, please do so by clicking the Membership tab on our home page or below to see the wide range of possibilities. Houston Maritime Center & Museum membership also confers benefits from other network museums.

Together, it’s full steam ahead at Houston Maritime Center & Museum. We look forward to seeing you soon!

With sincere appreciation,

Sara Howell
Chair, Board of Trustees
Houston Maritime Center



Sara Howell

Board Chair
Chelsea Investments

Ed Carr

Vice Chair
MOL Group, Retired

Mike Dumas

Carbon Neutral Energy

Derrick Thomas

Fillette Green

Renee Klimczak

Alvarez & Marsal


Judge Ed Emmett

Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice Institute

Margaret Kidd

University of Houston, Supply Chain & Logistics Program

Marco Poisler

UTC Overseas

Ruthie Porterfield

Sotheby’s International Realty

Captain Jason Smith

Chevron Shipping, USCG (Ret.)

Captain Clint Winegar

Presiding Officer, Houston Pilots


Sallie Alcorn
Houston City Councilwoman

Ariana Almaguer

John Arcidiacono
Health Museum

Harlan Bergen
Sage Energy

Ingrid Bond
Oil and Gas, retired

Jerald Broussard
Growth Advisors Intl.

Captain Anuj Chopra

Tarik Darian
M. Baker Marine Towing

Bob Diamond
Mid-Ship Group, retired

Peter Fitzpatrick
Next Decade

Art Flanagan
HUB International

Julia Haines
Holland & Knight

John Hark
Texas A&M Galveston

Peter Jensen
ExxonMobil, USCG (Ret.)

Andrea LaVorgna
Greater Houston Port Bureau

Carleen Lyden-Walker
North American Environmental
Marine Protection Association

Citlalli Martinez
Enterprise Products

Paul Mazzarulli
The Baltic Exchange, Ltd.

Mister McKinney
Houston Historian

Dr. Ernest Moniz
Former US Secretary of Energy

Timothy Nash
Sinokor LNG

Julie Nelson
Cheniere Energy

Peter Noble
Noble Associates

Misha Paltiyevich
Nichols Brar Weitzner & Thomas

Zoran Perunovic
Rice University

Alan Robb
International Longshoremen’s Assoc.

Anthony Rose
United by Design

Milt Rose
Seacor, retired

Mark Ross
Chevron Shipping

Jay Schulz

Joshua Sebastian
The Shearer Group

David Smith
RED Group

Captain Kristi Taylor,
Houston Pilots

Captain Lou Vest
Houston Pilots, retired

Bill Withers
Kirby Marine


Niels Aalund*
Phil Dunn*
Pat Conney

Bob Fry*
Burton Reckles
Ed Roland

Tom Johnson*
Eric Young
Sara Young

*Former Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Our Deckhands

Leslie Bowlin

Executive Director

Brian Cosgrove

Director of Operations

Wade Surovik

Events Manager

Olivia Devillier

Visual Communications

Michael Garcia

Administrative Assistant