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Volunteer of the Year

Jeffery Huynh - 2023

Jeffery Huynh, mild mannered real estate professional by day and Chamber super volunteer whenever we ask him to assist. Jeffery works with Chamber member Engel & Völkers Houston and is President of the Houston Gaymers, the largest LGBTQ+ gaymer group in Texas. Still he manages to make time for the Chamber by volunteering to be an ambassador for our organization at a variety of our events from Drag Bingo to Pride In Business and the suburban Pride events we participate in. Jeffery will always greet you with a smile and has been instrumental in signing up new Chamber members on his own. Congratulations Jeffery on an award well deserved.

Stephen Miranda - 2022

Making things happen sums up Stephen Miranda!  He is a leader in Houston's LGBTQ+ community and gives back in many ways including to the Chamber.  Stephen was recognized as the Chamber 2022 Volunteer of the Year for his work to advocate for the Chamber both through his role at Bank of America, one of the Chamber's Corporate Partners, and on a personal level.  He has facilitated important community conversations, identified grant opportunities, engaged new members and Corporate Partners, represented the Chamber in the community and much more.  Stephen has done all of this and much more without a title or recognition because he deeply cares about the mission of the Chamber and moving the LGBTQ+ community forward in terms of economic inclusion.

Jack Berger - 2021

Jack Berger has been a champion for the Chamber since it started.  He joined the Chamber Board in 2020 and has been a tremendous advocate for the mission of the organization and currently serves as the Chair-Elect.  Whether recruiting new members, sponsor engagement, assisting with event planning (including sports Pride Nights with major teams), serving as an onsite Chamber event host, performing  LGBTBE site visits and much more, he is always promoting the Chamber and giving his time and talent.  Jack also gives back beyond the Chamber to many LGBTQ+ non-profit organizations in Houston and he a strong leader in the LGBTQ+ community.

Shan Randle - 2020

Dedicated and Advocate - those two words describe Shan Randle!  It's no surprise that Shan Randle was chosen as the 2020 Volunteer of the Year.  Shan has been a key part of the Membership Committee throughout 2020.  She takes her time and gets to know Chamber members and make connections.  Shan has been a HUGE advocate for the Chamber engaging new members and getting them connected. Plus, Shan is an amazing advocate for the LGBTQ+ & Allied business community and actively connects business owners and consumers to other Chamber Member businesses.

Jill Maxwell - 2019

Jill Maxwell was selected as the 2019 Volunteer of the Year. She has gone above and beyond to support the Chamber through her work as the Membership Committee Chair and a Chamber Ambassador. Jill's dedication to the vision and mission of Chamber is why she was chosen as the 2019 Volunteer of the Year. Through her volunteer work with the Chamber, she engaged numerous new members and volunteers to support the organization. In addition, Jill has generously given of her time and talent to support the Chamber and numerous other non-profit organizations including those in the LGBTQ+ community.

Tiffany Tosh - 2018

Tiffany Tosh was chosen as the 2018 Volunteer of the Year for her commitment to the Chamber and the LGBTQ business community. She is an original member of the Chamber’s Steering Committee, Founding Leadership Council and member of the Marketing & Communications Committee. Since the launch of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber, Tiffany has given countless hours to raise the visibility of the Chamber through its social media channels.  Her firm, REFUGE Marketing & Consulting, is an inaugural member of the Chamber and collaborates with the Chamber as the Social Media Sponsor. Tiffany has been involved with HRC as a volunteer, steering committee member, marketing co-chair, gala co-chair and board of governors.

Roy Alvarez - 2017

Roy Alvarez, Jr., is an original member of the Chamber’s Steering Committee, Founding Leadership Council, and member of the Programming & Events Committee. Ro profoundly impacted the success of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce as a tireless volunteer, recruiter, and respected community ambassador during the early years of the Chamber.  Roy dedicated countless hours to the Chamber as well as other community organizations in the advancement of equality in the LGBTQ+ community throughout the Houston area.

Chamber Volunteer of the Year Award 

The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes a Chamber member who has demonstrated outstanding participation, leadership and contribution to the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

The Volunteer of the Year recipient is an individual who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to the Chamber and who exemplifies the Chamber’s values through their enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to the Chamber.  The volunteer may be working in a visible capacity or working behind the scenes to advocate and support the Chamber and its members.

A qualified nominee has made significant contributions in one or more of the following areas:

  • Volunteer Hours
  • Leadership
  • Membership Development & Recruitment
  • Support of the Chamber’s Mission & Vision

To be eligible for consideration for this award, the nominee...

  • Demonstrated a genuine personal effort to actively support the goals and objectives of the Chamber
  • Went above and beyond to make a positive impact for the Chamber, members and/or the Greater Houston LGBTQ+ and Allied business community
  • Promoted increased support and/or visibility for the Chamber
  • Actively engaged as a member for a minimum of one year