MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors welcomes 14 new members

Business and community leaders are committed to advance institution’s efforts to end cancer

MD Anderson News Release 10/09/2015

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors, an appointed board of volunteers charged with advancing MD Anderson’s goal to end cancer, will welcome 14 new members at its annual meeting Oct. 28-29 in Houston. The incoming group reflects the board’s national and international presence. The new members represent five states across the nation and hail from as far away as Spain:

Andrew M. Baker,  Houston, Texas — Managing partner, Baker Botts LLP
Alejandra De la Vega Foster, El Paso, Texas — President, 
  Almacenes Distribuidores de la Frontera (Chihuahua, Mexico) 
J. Robert Brown, El Paso, Texas — Owner and president, 
  Brownco Capital LLC
Anthony Ray "Tony" Chase, Houston, Texas — Chairman and CEO, 
  ChaseSource LP
Diane Dilworth Gates, Corpus Christi, Texas — Retired teacher, counselor, 
  Laredo private school administrator
Robert (Bob) G. Gwin, The Woodlands, Texas – Executive vice president, 
  finance, and CFO, Anadarko Petroleum
Wyck A. Knox Jr. , Augusta, Ga. — Of counsel, retired partner and former 
  chairman of the law firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Andrew D. McCullough, Houston, Texas — Self-employed private investor, 
  Ashe Family Interests
Charles D. McVean, Memphis, Tenn.  — Founder, chairman and CEO, 
  McVean Trading & Investments LLC
George E. Norcross III,  Cherry Hill, N.J. —  Executive chairman, 
  Conner Strong & Buckelew
Ana Palacio, Madrid, Spain — Founding partner, Palacios & Afociados and member of the 
  Council of State of Spain
Donald R. Sinclair, Houston, Texas — President, CEO and a director 
  of Western Gas Partners LP and Western Gas Equity Partners LP
Glenn B.  Stearns, Wilson, Wyo. — Chairman, Stearns®
S. Wil VanLoh Jr., Houston, Texas — Co-founder, president and CEO, 
  Quantum Energy Partners

“It is an honor to welcome each of these outstanding men and women to the Board of Visitors,” said Mel Klein, BOV chair, of Corpus Christi. “It is a privilege to be a part of MD Anderson’s history and to help advance its future by raising funds, awareness and support. We are grateful for these dedicated volunteers who have enthusiastically joined us as ambassadors of this great institution.”

Since the board’s inception in 1957, it has played a crucial role in advancing the world’s leading cancer treatment and research center.

“Our Board of Visitors members dedicate their time, wisdom, influence and resources to our shared goal to end cancer here at home and globally,” said Ronald DePinho, M.D., president of MD Anderson. “Their compassion for all cancer patients and their commitment to MD Anderson fuel our efforts in Making Cancer History.”