Cooky Mays, CFRE, has an extensive background in fundraising and non-profit management, including senior development positions with Today's  Harbor for Children, the Alzheimer’s Association for Houston and Southeast Texas, and Spring Branch Independent School District, for which she was Executive Director of the District’s Foundation.

Cooky has served her profession and colleagues through the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).  As a Past President of the Houston AFP chapter, she served on the AFP - Greater Houston Chapter board for six years, and chaired the chapter’s National Philanthropy Day.  She received her fundraising certification, CFRE, in 2000. Through AFP, she has provided pro-bono consulting and event consultation for a number of Houston area non-profits.  Cooky has been a senior professional mentor for new development professionals and has presented on various fundraising topics to AFP’s “Ask the Experts” annual conference.

Cooky has been active in her community, her alma mater and her social fraternity, Kappa Alpha Theta.  Currently, she serves on the Boards of the Houston Junior Forum and Today's Harbor for Children (formerly Boys & Girls Harbor).  She is a Past President of the Houston Junior Forum.  Cooky has served as Chairman for the School Advisory Council from 2015 - present for the School of Human Ecology in the College of Natural Science at the University of Texas in Austin. She was formerly honored as Theta of the Year by the Houston chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta and chaired the 2009 Theta Charity Antiques Show.  From 2008 - 2011, she served as a Council member of the City Council of Bunker Hill Village.   

Cooky joined the Houston Junior Forum in 1981.  She has held many leadership roles in the Junior Forum and served as President in 1992.  In 2018, she served as Ways & Means chair for the Houston Area Panhellenic Association and chaired their Scholarship Luncheon.

Scott McClelland is the President of H-E-B stores in Texas and Mexico. In his capacity Scott oversees the operations of all H-E-B banners in Texas.

Previously McClelland served as President of H-E-B’s Houston operation. Under McClelland’s leadership, H-E-B’s grew from an 11% to a market leading 27% share by opening larger stores with a heavy emphasis on low prices, locally sourced products and tailored assortment based on the neighborhoods around each store. Known as the “HEB Guy”, Scott is the local face for H-E-B starring in TV commercials along with JJ Watt, Craig Biggio and other local notables.

McClelland was H-E-B’s Chief Merchant and led different Marketing roles after being hired as the Region Vice President in Central Texas in 1990.

H-E-B strives to be a good corporate citizen and as such Scott serves on numerous local boards, including the Greater Houston Partnership where he serves as the Vice Chairman on their Board of Directors.  Scott is the former board chair of the Houston Food Bank and headed their $56mm capital campaign to fund the construction of the largest food bank warehouse in the United States. Scott spearheaded Houston Super Bowl of Caring Food Drive, which is now the largest in the state and annually collects over 2 million pounds of food for Houston’s hungry. In addition, he sits on the boards of Memorial Hermann Hospitals and Brighter Bites. In 2017 McClelland co-founded an education based non-profit called Good Reason focused on improving education for ALL students across Harris County from cradle to career by eliminating achievement gaps.

Scott has worked at H-E-B since 1990 after a ten-year career at Pepsico’s Frito Lay division. He’s served in a number of Marketing and Operations positions before being named President of all H-E-B stores in July 2017.

McClelland received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and graduated from Harvard’s Advanced Management Program.

Ernie Manouse, a native of Binghamton, NY and a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, launched his broadcasting career with NBC News before producing programs at Chicago radio station WLS-AM. In 1996, Ernie joined HoustonPBS (now Houston Public Media), and as an anchor and producer, he has garnered eight Emmy Awards, five KATIE Awards, a Houston Press Club Lone Star Award, “viewer’s choice” recognition from multiple local and regional publications, and the title of “Ultimate Interviewer” from the Houston Chronicle.

His intellect, natural curiosity, and ability to help people tell their stories have been hallmarks of Ernie’s many television projects - InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse, an Emmy-nominated and nationally broadcast interview series, entered its 15th season in 2016; his weekly program Arts InSight,  which explores stories and issues of importance to Houston arts lovers; and last year, Manouse wrapped production on the fourth and final season of the nationally syndicated and widely successful Downton Abbey inspired talk show Manor of Speaking.

Manouse has also hosted and produced the series: WeekNight Edition; The After Party;  and Houston 8. The list of special and documentaries he has created include A Mother’s Account: The Stella Byrd Interview; The Last 24; A Murder in Montrose; Houston in Black and White;  and the annual Houston Public Media Spelling Bee.  Additionally, Ernie has moderated numerous televised debates for Council, Mayoral and U.S. Senatorial candidates.  Manouse can be seen nationally as co-host to finance expert Suze Orman's on her bi-annual PBS programs – the most successful series of fund-raising special in the history of PBS.

Ernie’s commitment to public television extends beyond creating compelling programs. As a pledge spokesman, he is instrumental in raising over $2 million annually for Houston Public Media, and his talents have helped PBS affiliates across the country raise over 100 million dollars in support of educational outreach, broadcasting, and programming needs.

Outside of television, Ernie dedicates tremendous time and expertise in support of the arts, education, and equality. He has worked on numerous boards, serving terms as vice-president for all of the following organizations: Stages Repertory Theatre; Dominic Walsh Dance Theater; USO of Greater Houston; PRIDE Houston; and Q Fest Film Festival. Ernie is also a popular master of ceremonies, host and auctioneer, working with events as diverse as The Pride Parade, the U.S. Military Ball, Houston Grand Opera, and the “Big Board” at the Cattle Baron’s Ball. On stage, Ernie can also be seen with Al Pacino in the stage presentation PACINO: One Night Only, where Manouse interviews the acting icon to help raise money and awareness for various arts organizations across the country.

Ernie and his cat Champ reside in Houston’s historic Fourth Ward.