Directors

W. A. 'Bill' Blackwell

President

Bill is a resident of Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas and is a rancher and retired banker.  He and his wife, Nancy, have three daughters and eight grandchildren.

In addition to the Cuero Community Foundation, Bill currently serves on many other organization boards and committees including:  Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum, Cuero ISD Education Foundation, Cuero Rotary Club, Grace Episcopal Church Endowment Committee, Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust and the Victoria College Foundation.  

Bill was longtime member of the Cuero Industrial Foundation Board of Directors and served as President for many years until the organization was dissolved and remaining funds donated to create the new Cuero Community Foundation.

 

Paul W. Holcomb, Sr.

 

Paul is a resident of Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas. He and his son Paul, Jr. and his daughter Mary Alice own and operate Partners Chevrolet, Buick, GMC in Cuero. He and his wife, Cindy, have five children and two grandchildren.

Prior to moving to Cuero in 2005, he had a thirty-five year career in the automotive business, owning and operating dealerships in Austin, Texas. He and his wife were active in the Austin area. After moving to Cuero, Paul became involved in several organizations in the local community.

Paul was a member of the Cuero Industrial Foundation Board of Directors and served as Vice President until the organization was dissolved and the remaining funds donated to create the new Cuero Community Foundation.

 

 

Debra Baros

Vice President & Secretary

Debra is a resident of Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas and is a retired school administrator. She and her husband David, have two sons and three grandsons. 

In addition to the Cuero Community Foundation, Debra currently serves on many other organization boards and committees including: President's Regional Advisory Board UHV, President of Westhoff Ladies' Auxiliary, Past President of NAFEPA (National Association of Federal Program administrators), and President of Westhoff Cemetery Association.

Through the years Debra has been actively involved in the Cuero Community and has served in various leadership capacities including Gulf Bend Board of Trustees, Food Bank of the Golden Crescent Board, Executive Director of Cuero ISD Education Foundation

Avi Ghosh

Director

Avi is a resident of Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas and is now a rancher after a career in international oil and gas exploration. He and his wife, Sandy, a native of Yorktown, returned to Texas in 2016 following overseas assignments.

Raised in London, England, he enjoyed working in the offshore oil industry for thirty-six years. As an active Board Member of the Addax Foundation during that time, he was involved in development, mentoring and funding decisions for numerous capacity-building projects in African, Middle Eastern and Oriental countries where his Company was active. It was deeply satisfying to see major improvements from these efforts, especially in children's lives, through education, training and business initiatives.  

He is honored to join the experienced and dedicated Team of the Cuero Community Foundation and looks forward to playing a keen role supporting Cuero's growth and the prosperity of its people.

 

 

David S. Kleinecke

Treasurer

David is a resident of Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas, and has been in Banking for over 28 years. Currently he serves as Senior Vice President and Branch Manager of Cuero National Bank. He and his wife, Stephanie, have nine children and three grandchildren.

Cuero Community Foundation is one of several boards and committees that David serves on. These positions include: Board of Directors of the First National Bank of Shiner, DeWitt County Go-Texan Committee, Past President and current member of the Cuero Lions Club, Hillside Cemetery Endowment Association, and Committee Member for the Cuero ISD Education Foundation.

Prior to serving on the Cuero Community Foundation board, David was a member of the Cuero Industrial Foundation.