Mr. Alton Frailey
Mr. Alton Frailey is a retired superintendent for Katy Independent School District. As the superintendent, he was responsible for the daily operations of Katy ISD’s 60 campuses, over 70,000 students and more than 8,500 employees. He is the past president of the American Association of School Administrators, the past president of the Texas Association of School Administrators, treasurer of Texas School Alliance and secretary-treasurer of Urban Superintendents Association of America. He serves on the board of directors for Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, Katy Area Economic Development Council, Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, West Houston Association and The Bible Seminary. He is a member of the Rotary Club and has held leadership positions in the University Interscholastic League, the Texas Association of Suburban/Mid Urban Schools and the United Way of Greater Cincinnati. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and master’s degree in Educational Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University. He received his superintendent certification from the University of Texas at Tyler.
Betsy Nagelsen McCormack
Betsy was an internationally ranked player on the Women’s Tennis Association Tour for more than 20 years, and a two-time Grand Slam tournament champion in doubles. She achieved a career high ranking of world No. 25 in singles and No. 11 in doubles, and won more than 30 career titles in singles and doubles. She won the Australian Open doubles title in 1978 and 1980, and was a finalist at the 1978 Australian Open. She was a four-time member of the U.S. Wightman Cup Team. Before launching her pro career, Nagelsen-McCormack was the world’s top junior player in 1973 and winner of the prestigious USTA Girls’ Sportsmanship Award. After her retirement in 1996, Nagelsen-McCormack became a commentator for ABC and ESPN in the United States and Australia’s Nine Network. Her late husband, Mark H. McCormack, was founder and chairman of International Management Group (IMG) and widely recognized as the inventor of sports marketing. Following his passing in 2003, the company was sold to a longtime family friend, Ted Forstmann, founder of Forstmann Little and the financier of recognized brands, Gulfstream and Dr. Pepper. McCormack is active in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Women’s Hall of Fame at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center at the College of William & Mary. She also serves on the boards of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. She was honored as the recipient of the House of Hope Humanitarian Award for her service to House of Hope, an Orlando ministry for troubled teens. She remains active in the sport, and recently served as the Head Coach for the State College of Florida Women’s Tennis Team
General David Rodriguez, US Army, Retired
General (Retired) David M. “Rod” Rodriguez served over 40 years in the United States Army and retired as a four-star general. In his final assignment, he was the Commander of the United States Africa Command. Previously, General Rodriguez served as the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Forces Command from 12 September 2011 until 15 March 2013. He has also served as Commander, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command (IJC) and Deputy Commander, U.S. Forces – Afghanistan (USFOR-A) from 12 November 2009 to 11 July 2011. He was born in Overbrook, Pennsylvania in 1954 to a family with Spanish-roots and was raised in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Rodriguez earned his commission from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1976 and earned varsity letters in football. He commanded at every level across the United States Army. His commands included 4 years in combat at the two and three-star levels. He also served as the Senior Military Advisor to Secretary of
Defense Gates as a three-star. General Rodriguez holds a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College and a Masters of Military Art and Science from the United States Army Command and General Staff College. He is married to the former Virginia E. Flaherty of Red Bank, New Jersey. They have four children, Amy, Melissa, David and Andrew and five grandchildren, Eliza, Amelia, Molly, Abe and David.