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May 12th @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pmFree
Montgomery County’s Underwater Management & Township Updates
Building leaders, energizing communities and keeping America strong, that is our mission. Join us each month as we gather to get informed through political and legislative education.
This month, Bruce Rieser, Vice Chairman of the Woodlands Township and Chairman of Visit the Woodlands will give us an overview of the political uptick in our Underground Water Management. Learn about the Townships governance of the community while promoting the economic development of The Woodlands.
Township Director Bruce Rieser was elected to The Woodlands Township Board of Directors in November 2016 and re-elected in 2018 and 2020. In 2018 he was elected Vice-Chairman of The Board. He has also served as Chairman of the Visit The Woodlands Board of Directors since 2016.
Mr. Rieser and his wife Sarah moved to The Woodlands in 1989 and currently reside in the Grogan’s Forest subdivision. Married for 34 years, the Rieser’s have one grown daughter. Mr. Rieser began his aviation career in 1977 as a cargo agent stationed at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport and retired from British Airways (BA) in 2010, having risen through the organization to become Director Properties, the Americas. In that role, he was tasked with managing BA’s real estate assets and airport relationships in 37 gateways in the Western Hemisphere.
In 2011 he founded SKR Consulting, LLc, which provides tactical, operational and real estate guidance to the aviation community. He is currently the Executive Advisor on the 1.3 billion dollar new International Terminal Complex at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
In addition to his duties as Vice-Chairman, Mr. Rieser also serves as the Chairman of the One Water Taskforce, and as a member of the Budget Taskforce, the Incorporation Taskforce and on the Economic Development Committee.
This Month’s Nonprofit Spotlight
Caring for America is based on the belief that problems can be solved most effectively through the generosity and combined energies of individual citizens. TWRW each quarter spotlights a local nonprofit and provides a donation to support their service to the community.
This month’s spotlight is Canopy Elevating Life Above Cancer, a cancer survivorship center at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands. As a caring community of hope, healing and empowerment, Canopy enhances the quality of life for individuals affected by cancer and for those who support them during their journeys.
Amanda Poole is the Director at Canopy at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, one of two cancer survivorship centers in Texas, and has been since its inception. Amanda was recruited to build Canopy’s programs and services, advisory infrastructure and volunteer services. During her 5 years at Memorial Hermann, she has been chosen for the Women Leaders Mentorship cohort and the Leadership Development Academy.
She graduated from Texas A&M with a marketing degree from Mays Business School, and most of her career has been in nonprofit work. Right out of college she owned her own business but sold it to go work in the nonprofit sector. Before being recruited to build Canopy, she worked for an organization that built self-sustaining orphanages in Zambia, Nicaragua and Columbia – where she split her time living for three years. She is deeply passionate about making an impact on the world in a tangible way.
Amanda loves serving her community and serves in several organizations. Namely, she serves on the Leadership Montgomery County Alumni Advisory Council, the Government Affairs committee for The Woodlands and Conroe Chambers of Commerce, as well as with the United Way Young Mother’s Childcare Scholarship initiative.
She and her husband have daughter due this June and live on Lake Conroe with their two dogs. When she isn’t working you can find her traveling, reading a good book or paddle boarding.