2014 – 2015 HSC OFFICERS
Kevin Comiskey has been a member of HSC since 2006 and upgraded to a Life Membership in 2012. He was the 2014 Convention Chairman, served as an HSC Director from 2009 to 2012, Convention Silent Auction Chairman and Shoot for the Troops Sponsor and Committee Member in 2012, a 2014 Hunting Awards Sponsor, a Gazelles Sponsor from 2011 to 2014, Corporate Sponsor from 2008-2009, a Corporate Sponsor Committee Member from 2007-2008. Kevin was the recipient of the 2014 HSC President’s Award.
Other membership affiliations he holds or has held include being a Life Member of Houston Livestock and Rodeo (HLSR), Vice Chairman of HLSR Breeders Greeters Committee, Texas Wildlife Association – Team Houston Chairman Emeritus, The Children’s Fund – Member and Board Member Emeritus.
Kevin is a Partner and Senior Vice President of Brady, Chapman, Holland & Associates, an insurance and risk management firm. He has 3 sons: Cameron (9, HSC Member), Colton (9, HSC Member) and Chase (6, HSC Member).
Kevin Ormston has been a member and active volunteer of HSC since 2008, and a Life Member in 2012. As President-Elect, he is currently serving as the 2015 Convention Chairman Where the Wild Things Are. He has served as an HSC Board Member since 2011, was on the HSC Finance Committee from 2011 to 2013, Membership Chairman from 2011 to 2014, Membership Committee member from 2009 to 2010, HSC Silent Auction Committee member in 2012 and Shoot For The Troops Committee member in 2012 and 2013.
In addition, Kevin has supported the Club by sponsoring the 2014 Hunting Award Program and the HSC Sporting Clays Tournament. He has also been an Gazelles Luncheon Silver Sponsor for the last three years.
Kevin is in the trucking industry and owns Diesel Truck Fleet Service and Ormston Transportation. He is married to Cheryl (HSC member) and has two daughters Kayla (10) and Kendall (7), both members of HSC.
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Melanie Pepper (Life Member) has been a member of HSC since 1996. She served as HSC President from 2013-2014 and currently serves on the HSC Board of Directors as Immediate Past President. She also continues to serve as Co-Chair of the Annual Convention Art Committee and on the Gazelles Committee.
She served as HSC Director from 2009 – 2013, Gazelles Luncheon Chair in 1999, Co-Chair in 2012, served as the Co-Chair of the 2005 HSC Annual Convention “Drums of Africa”. She was the HSC Hunt Coordinator for Operation Orphans in 1999 where she was awarded their Appreciation Award. Melanie was the recipient of the 2008 HSC International Outstanding Huntress of the Year Award, and the 2001 HSC President’s Award. In 2014, Melanie was a HSC Scholarship Sponsor, Gazelles Gold Sponsor and Hunting Awards Sponsor. She was also an HSC Corporate Sponsor from 2005 to 2008.
In addition to her work with HSC as a Life Member of the NRA, she is a charter member of the NRA Women’s Leadership Executive Council, served on the Host Committee for the NRA Women’s Leadership Forum in 2011 -2013, and was Co-Chair for the Women’s Leadership Forum Luncheon in 2013 at the NRA Annual Convention. She is also a member of the NRA Ring of Freedom, the NRA Hunters’ Legacy Forum and serves on the NRA Committee for Hunting and Wildlife Conservation.
A Life Member of Safari Club International she was awarded the International Diana Hunting Award in 2013.
She is also a Life Member of the Wild Sheep Foundation and will speak at their WLS Ladies Luncheon in January 10, 2015 during the WSF Annual Convention.
Most Valued Achievement: Married during her first Safari in South Africa (1997) to husband John, HSC Past President and Life Member.
Mitzy McCorvey has been a member of HSC since 2002, and a Lifetime Member since 2010. As Vice President, she is currently serving as the 2015 Gazelles Co-Chair. She has served the Club as a Gazelles Committee member since 2002 and Co-Chaired the Gazelles Luncheon in 2008 and 2014. Mitzy was given the HSC President’s Award in 2012.
In addition to her work with HSC, she has been a Dan L. Duncan Legacy Scholarship Sponsor since 2012, Corporate Convention Sponsor from 2007 to 2011 and a Gazelles Luncheon Silver Sponsor. Since 1995, Mitzy has attended the HSC Convention and was recipient of the HSC President’s Award in 2012.
Other membership affiliations she holds or has held include being a member of SCI, Life Member of the NRA, Texas Deer Association member and Life Member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR). She has served as an HLSR committee member since 2000, Vice-Chairman of the HLSR Souvenir Program Committee from 2009 to 2012, Host Committee member at the NRA Women’s Forum in 2013 and Live and Silent Auction Coordinator for the Sunshine Kids at the HLSR BBQ cook-off.
Mitzy is married to Tony McCorvey (HSC Live Member), and has 5 kids and 4 grandchildren. She currently oversees the cattle and deer operations at their family ranch, Rancho de Sueños.
Monica Williamson has been a member of HSC since 2007. She has served as a member of the Gazelles Committee since 2010 and was on the HSC Membership Committee from 2009 to 2011.
She has been an active member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo since 1995, serving on the Souvenir Program and Scholarship Committee from 1995 to 2009, Llama Committee from 2003 to 2006, Ranching and Wildlife Committee from 2009 to 2011, School Art Auction/Sales Committee since 2001-2014, and has been on the Breeders Greeters Committee since 2010. Monica started the Greater Houston Chapter of Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) and served as Chapter President from 2005 to 2008. She is also a member of the Texas State Rifle Association and women’s hunting program, and the NRA.
Monica is a Proposal Manager at Boots & Coots. Her significant other, Jan Heilbut, is a member of HSC, and she has one daughter (Haley, 29) and one step-daughter (Hannah, 23).
Jerry is a founding member of HSC, since 1972. He has served as president, vice president, secretary and HSC director. He Co-Chaired the HSC Convention. “Game Trails Across the Continents” in 1987. Has been the recipient of: “The Outstanding Service Award” 1976, 1977 and 1978, “The President’s Award” 1986, 1987 and 2000, “The President’s Valuable Service Award,” “Chapter Member Award” 1997, “Trail Blazer Award” 1997, and “The Frank Green Award.”
Currently, he serves on the Grants Committee and is the exhibitor Chairman for the HSC 2015 Convention. He was a co-author of the first S.C.I. Records of Big Game along with being the first Rowland Ward Measurer in Houston and procured firearms and equipment for AWLS since its conception. He has chaired numerous committees, sponsored programs and has been a Life Member of the NRA since 1973.
Jerry is a real estate broker, specializing in ranch property and lives in Columbus, Texas with his wife Carole.
John Pepper, a Life Member, joined HSC in 1996. He has served as President, Treasurer, Vice President and Director of HSC in addition to being Co-Chair of the 2005 Annual Convention and Banquet, “Drums of Africa.” He has served and/or chaired numerous HSC Committees including the Finance Committee, Convention Relocation Committee, Membership Committee and Grants Committee. John has also served on several Convention Committees, most recently with his wife Melanie as Co-Chair of Art Donations Committee. He is the recipient of the President’s Award with his wife Melanie in 2001 and again in 2007. John and his wife, Melanie are a perennial sponsors of the HSC Annual Hunting Awards, as well as a Scholarship Sponsors for the last seven years.
John is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association, a member of the NRA Ring of Freedom and is on the President’s Founders Committee of the NRA Hunter’s Legacy Forum. He is also a Life Member of Safari Club International and the Wild Sheep Foundation. He married his wife Melanie on their first African Safari along the Limpopo River of South Africa in 1997.