Dick Weekley is a native Houstonian, businessman and philanthropist. He founded Weekley Properties, a commercial real estate brokerage firm, in Houston in 1973.
Dick has been active in civic and community affairs, including as a member of the Greater Houston Partnership Board of Directors Executive Committee and a life board member of the Metropolitan YMCA, where he formerly served as chairman. He is also a member of the Texas Business Leadership Council, which recognized him with the inaugural Richard W. Weekley Public Policy Leadership Award in 2014. Dick is also a former board member of the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and a former member of the Governor’s Business Council Executive Committee. In 2018, Dick was inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame.
Dick co-founded Texans for Lawsuit Reform in 1994, a statewide tort reform advocacy organization dedicated to bringing fairness and balance back to Texas’ civil justice system. In that time, TLR has helped pass the most comprehensive lawsuit reforms in the country. He is also co-founder and president of the Quality of Life Coalition of Houston, co-founder of two education reform organizations and Houstonians for Responsible Growth, as well as several other non-profit organizations.
Dick attended Southern Methodist University, where he graduated in 1967 with a bachelor’s degree in economics, and was named a Distinguished Alumnus in 2016. He was an officer in the U.S. Navy, serving a tour of duty in Vietnam and then with the Flag Staff of the Commander of Amphibious Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. Dick is married to Margaret Neuhaus Weekley, and is the father of three children and a grandfather of seven.
Michael is the owner and CEO of Eagle Point Solutions, a Texas-based interior finishes company that has offices in Houston, Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio.
Glenda Hovey has been with TLR since 2000 and serves as administrative director. Glenda works behind the scenes to keep operations running smoothly by ensuring the day to day administrative duties are done. She also works closely with Kristie Vazquez to maintain TLR’s vast database.
Drew Lawson served as director of TLRPAC from 2009 to 2017 and is now the PAC’s lead consultant, overseeing the strategic distribution of the PAC’s election cycle budget and consulting on some of the highest profile campaigns in the state. He also serves on the TLR lobby team during the legislative sessions, advocating for principled, common-sense tort reforms that have been a critical building block of Texas’ thriving economic environment.
Lucy Nashed has been the communications director at Texans for Lawsuit Reform since 2016, managing media relations and communications strategy for the organization. Lucy uses a variety of communications tools, including social media, earned media and digital multimedia to help educate TLR’s statewide audience about its work to make our legal system more affordable, efficient and accessible to all Texans.
Kristie Vazquez has been with TLR since 2000, and serves as data manager in the Houston office. She also manages TLR’s Speaker’s Bureau program, which connects TLR volunteers with organizations interested in learning more about how lawsuit reform has helped strengthen our state economy and keep our courts fair and efficient.