Wayne A. Reaud
Wayne A. Reaud is the founder of the firm of Reaud, Morgan & Quinn and is known throughout the legal community as a champion of working men and women. He received his law degree from Texas Tech University in 1974. Mr. Reaud is a former Member of the Lamar University Board of Regents, is a former Director of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and a past President of the Southeast Texas Trial Lawyers Association. He is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Association, a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers and is listed in Best Lawyers in America.
Gilbert I. Low
Gilbert I. Low is a partner in the firm of Orgain Bell & Tucker, L.L.P., where he specializes in litigation representing clients in major cases. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1960, graduating with highest honors. Mr. Low is former Chairman of the Texas Supreme Court Ethics Committee and is Vice Chairman of the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America.
Jon M. Huntsman
Jon M. Huntsman Sr. (1937-2018)
Jon M. Huntsman Sr., billionaire philanthropist, entrepreneur and humanitarian died on February 2, 2018 at age 80. Huntsman earned a scholarship to attend the University of Pennsylvania’s renowned Wharton School of Business. He then joined the Navy, serving as a gunnery officer aboard the USS Calvert. Huntsman also earned an MBA from the University of Southern California. Huntsman was the founder and longtime executive chairman of the $11 billion Huntsman Corp. He leaves behind a great company, but even more so, a legacy of optimism, ethical behavior and philanthropy that will serve as his greatest accomplishments. Jon and his wife Karen have given over $1.4 billion, including donations to the Huntsman Cancer Institute, which he founded. In 2003, Jon Huntsman was the recipient of the Humanitarian of the Year Award from CNN’s Larry King. He also served eight years as a member of the Board of Governors of the American Red Cross.
Huntsman was born in Blackfoot, Idaho, and lived in Utah, but he also called Southeast Texas home due to his close ties with the workers of Huntsman Corporation’s Port Neches petrochemical plant. “I started the business almost 50 years ago, and we’ve been in Jefferson County over 25 years, and it has the finest employees in the world,” Huntsman said, adding that he visited the Port Neches plant before the press conference following hurricane Harvey in September to hug every employee. Huntsman pledged $1 million of his own personal money and another $1 million from the Huntsman family foundation to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. He was not only a citizen of the world, but a great corporate citizen and philanthropist in our community.
Jon M. Huntsman is survived by his wife, Karen of 58 years, 8 children; 56 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.