Board of Directors

The current board of directors

Sunil Sharma

President

Other Community Roles and Interests:
  • Sunny currently serves as Chairman of the Board of World Chamber of Commerce, Texas and Texas West Africa Chamber of Commerce; Vice-Chairman of Helping A Hero; Board Member of Sister Cities of Houston, India Film Festival, Macy’s Miracles, and Bio Medical Department of San Jacinto Community College. He is a Founding Member of Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston, Indo American Forum of Fort Bend County, Houston Abu Dhabi Sister City Association, and International Association of Medical Equipment Remarketers.
  • He Served on Supervisory Board of the World Trade Division of Greater Houston Partnership, Houston Mayor’s International Trade & Development Council-Middle East & North America, Houston Annual Ramadan Dinner, Houston District Export Council, Fort Bend American Heart Association, and Houston Medicine magazine.
  • He is Founding President of the Harris County Medical Center Rotary Club and serves Rotary International as Past District Governor of Greater Houston Area and is currently involved in many humanitarian projects domestically and internationally.
Why I support the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation: As a longtime resident of Sugar Land, I strongly believe that we have a duty to leave our community better than we found it. Legacy Foundation allows all of us to build upon our business environment, cultural diversity and united front to add more to our quality of life for the future generations. Its unique partnership with the city allows individuals and businesses to leave a legacy in their own areas of passion and builds for further enriching the livability of our city.

Dr. Betty Baitland

Secretary, Retired Superintendent - Fort Bend ISD

Other Community Roles and Interests: Current President of Board of Child Advocates of Fort Bend. Past President of Exchange Club of Sugar Land, Fort Bend Regional Council, and University of Houston COE Alumni Board. Active Board Member of Cullinan Park Conservancy, Achieve Fort Bend, and Fort Bend County Child Welfare Board. Why I support the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation: As a longtime Sugar Land resident, I want to give something back to the community that has given me so much. The Legacy Foundation enables people to support projects that enhance our city.

John Null

Board Member

Gary Becker

Board Member

Gary Becker led the team who developed and managed the Smart Financial Centre for the past 10 years. He stepped into the pivotal role after over 40 years with the legendary live entertainment company, PACE Entertainment Corporation. As of January 8th, 2019, his company sold that venture and now he enjoys a consultant role to the new owners and COSL. Before the venue opening in January 2017 featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Gary fostered a seven-year public-private partnership with The City of Sugar Land. From concept through construction and daily operations, Gary managed the 6,400-seat theater. Gary dedicates most of his philanthropic focus to Houston Children’s Charity, where he is one of its founding members over 28 years ago. Houston Children’s Charity provides critical support to children and families in the Houston area who would normally fall through the cracks of any other support. HCC has donated more than 25 million dollars in financial support and program services. In addition to his passion for kids, he has a heart for those who serve and protect, first responders, and the men and women in blue. In 2017, he founded a charity event exclusive to Sugar Land called Back the Blue. It is an event that supports CPAAA, a 501(C)(3) volunteer organization that funds crime prevention programs and purchases much needed law enforcement equipment for the Sugar Land Police Department. Gary, a long time Houston resident, married a long time Sugar Land resident, Amy Michele Becker. After meeting her, proposing to her and having a grand style wedding at Smart Financial Centre, they have chosen to become full time Sugar Land residents. Why I support the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation: I believe in community. A person is served by and for one’s community. Be proud. Be supportive. Be thankful.

Himesh Gandhi

Board Member

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