Our founders, left to right:
Suzette Tejeda and Lisa Pittman
Lisa Pittman, President and Chairman of the Board, Founder
Lisa Pittman is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in English, and a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center. She is an attorney practicing civil litigation at Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom. Her duties as President are to lead the Executive Moms Society, coordinate planning of events, cultivate membership, acquire sponsorship, and to focus the goals of Executive Moms Society. Lisa is also on the board of trustees and a planning committee for the Association of Women Attorneys Houston, and belongs to other law related professional groups and associations, holding a leadership position with the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law section as vice-chair of the Business Litigation Committee. Lisa also serves on the legal advisory board to ESCAPE Family Resource Center, which provides free parenting programs for lower income Houston families. Lisa has two elementary school age children, and loves building forts, playing with ninja turtles, racing cars, filming living room musical theater productions, camping, reading, and creating art with her children. She also is a huge music fan and has smuggled her children backstage with Willie Nelson, Wilco, and the Gourds. Still listening to vinyl, she has yet to master the iphone like her children and has no clue how to operate the Wii, or any post-atari gaming device. But she is determined to revolutionize how things are currently done in business and bring women to the front of the stage professionally, as stars on their terms!
Suzette Tejeda, Board Member, Secretary, Founder
Suzette Tejeda is Vice President- Finanacial Advisor at BBVA Compass Investment Solutions.
Elizabeth Barbour, President-Elect and Board Member
Elizabeth Barbour, M.Ed., is a life & business coach, a professional speaker and a retreat leader. An entrepreneur since 2000, she specializes in helping busy, professional women shift from tired to inspired through learning the value of smart self-care. She’s especially passionate about networking and community building and has either started or facilitated several networking groups in her previous cities of Asheville, NC and Tallahassee, FL.
Originally from Connecticut, Elizabeth has lived in 10 cities in the past 25 years. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, she also holds a Masters Degree in Counseling from the University of Delaware. She speaks, trains teams, works 1:1 by phone and offers courses online to clients all over the country.
Elizabeth and her husband Eric moved to Houston (Missouri City) in 2012 with their now 3 ½ year old daughter Riley and three fat & happy orange tabby kitty cats. In her spare time, Elizabeth can be found dancing zumba (in the back row, always), enjoying supper club with her Capricorn Club (moms age 40+ with toddlers all born in January!) or devouring novels with her book club.
Heidi Steinhagen, Executive Director and Board Member, Director of Promotions
Heidi Steinhagen attended Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee for English for Corporate Communications and Fine Arts. Heidi is the owner and operator of Dream of Me Photography. She is also the Marketing Director for Olson Insurance Group. After moving to Omaha, Nebraska in 2008, Heidi found an interest in Community Development with the Omaha Chamber of Commerce and established a well rounded workforce development program in association with local workforce services to help the unemployed recieve the education and training needed to find and keep gainful employment. Finding that she wanted to continue with nonprofit organizations in a different field, Heidi began as the special projects coordinator for the Nebraska Children Home Society Foundation, where she preserved the history of the foundation through archiving photos within the organization as well as through local museums, the historical society, and the Nebraska Memories project through the Nebraska Library Commission. Heidi and her children relocated to Cypress, Tx in 2012. She decided to continue with her love of photography by starting her own photography business in the Greater Houston Area.
Liz Clearman, Assistant Executive Director
Liz Clearman is a 2001 graduate of Texas A&M University, and went on to earn a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 2004. After graduation from UHLC, she practiced law in the Contracts Division of the City of Houston’s Legal Department, and then went on to accept a position back at UHLC in the Career Development Office as a Career Counselor. In 2008, right before her daughter was born, she chose to leave her position at the Law Center in favor of being a stay-at-home-mom. During that time, Liz followed one of her passions and founded a professional organizing business, lc organizing, also serving on the Board of Directors of the Houston chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers as the Marketing Director. She recently decided to re-enter the workforce, and took a job as the Marketing Director for Chick-fil-A at I-10 & Silber, where she got her feet wet as a working mom. Liz is now the Assistant Director of Admissions at the University of Houston Law Center, where her main responsibilities are recruiting prospective students, reading files and assisting in making admissions decisions, and communications/marketing. She plans on staying at the Law Center indefinitely. In the near future, Liz is looking forward to getting involved on the Board of Directors of the Trotter YMCA.
Susan Powell, Treasurer and Board Member
Susan Powell is a graduate of Union University with a bachelor of science in accounting. She is a partner with Matson Driscoll & Damico, LLP, a CPA firm that specializes in forensic accounting. She works as a consultant or expert witness in the evaluation and quantification of losses involved in business disputes, lost profits, fraud and business valuation. She spends at least 5 hours a week on activities related to growing Executive Moms Society and performing her role as a Board Director and serving in her office of Director of Membership.
Leticia Stuart, Membership Director and Board Member
Leticia Stuart is a graduate of Sam Houston State University. Her major is General Business and Finance.She has been is sales all her life. She LOVES her sales career. Her background is Medical Sales. Two years ago she embarked into a different industry. She is now Sales Manager at InterActive. She has joined the exciting world of 3d Printing. (3d Printing is an additive process where a solid model is built on a printer from a computer image). Leticia, also, sells Canon commercial copiers and MBM commercial shredders. Leticia Stuart is an unshakable optimist. Thank goodness because at one point, she had 3 teenagers AND a husband all under one roof! She has recently taken up golf. This, also, requires “keeping on the sunny side”. Leticia is excited about being a part of Executive Moms Society. She was President of the Hearthstone Mom Group and is active in Toastmaster International.
Linh Perez , Director of Events and Board Member
Linh Perez works with women to instill confidence in them about money by translating the complex money-language into lament terms. The fact of the matter is that although women make the most day-to-day money decisions, they are not comfortable when dealing with long-term money plans & goals. The time to know about your financial future is not during the moment of crisis, it is a conversation that you need to have NOW! Linh dedicates herself to ensure that every woman she meets becomes confident and fluent with BOTH their current and future MONEY matters.
Linh served as a national trainer, coach, mentor, and financial strategist for individuals and entrepreneurs! Her expertise in financial business analysis and personal financial services has contributed in high level of achievement and success for her clients.
Cheryl Ormston, Director of Sponsorship and Board Member
Cheryl Ormston is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Journalism/Public Relations. She is Vice President of National Accounts and a shareholder with DepoTexas/Sunbelt, the largest court reporting firm in Texas. Cheryl has always had a passion for involvement in her community. She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Houston, and she previously dedicated many years to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo as a member of the Carnival Ticket Committee. Her family is very much a priority! She is married and has two elementary age girls. She enjoys cheering on her kids at various sporting events, spending time cooking/baking with her children, and vacationing with her family.
Ami Patel, Director of Marketing
Ami Patel is a native Houstonian and a busy working mom of three. Ami is a Healthcare Specialist for HD Supply and works primarily with hospitals and organizations that specialize in caring for our Seniors. Her background also includes more than 15 years in national sales and marketing roles in the hospitality and telecommunications industries. Ami is excited to be the marketing director and looks forward to increasing the presence of EMS!