Sunday, April 6, 2008

Meet Kenny Speight

Kenny is a native Texan born in Pasadena Texas, he moved to Montgomery County and the Woodlands in 1987. He and his wife of 31 years Linda have lived in the Village of Alden Bridge since 1999. He and Linda are members of the First Baptist Church of the Woodlands. His daughter Angela who attended undergrad at Baylor University and graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in May 2006 lives in The Woodlands in the Village of Alden Bridge and is practicing Law with Stibbs&Co Law firm.

Kenny most recently Co-Chaired the effort to pass the propositions that have allowed the residents to STOP possible annexation by Houston and has allowed the people of the woodlands to control their own destiny and setup their own local government.

Kenny was recently honored as a 2005 Hometown Hero for The Woodlands. A dedicated volunteer, he is actively involved in many local organizations. Kenny is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of the South Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce for 2006-2007. He has been a member of The Woodlands Lions Club for 12 years and currently holds the position of Treasurer. He has served as President of The Woodlands Fire Department Board and on the Woodlands Community Service Corporation. He has also served on the Cochran’s Crossing Village Association board as President and as director on the WCA board.

Kenny has many passions, but his favorite is raising money for scholarships to help Montgomery County’s youth to further their education. He accomplishes this through the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo where he currently serves as Vice-Chairman for the Houston Metro Go-Texan committee and the Montgomery County Fair Association--where he currently serves on the Board of Directors and the Livestock Auction Committee. He is one of the founders of the SCBG (South County Buyers Group). He loves seeing the smiles on kids’ faces when their projects are auctioned at the annual fair.

When he is not volunteering in the community, he maintains an insurance agency named Community Insurance Associates dba The Kenny Speight Agency, a full service insurance agency in South Montgomery County.

Kenny’s outstanding business practices have earned him the respect of his peers. He was the recipient of the North Harris Montgomery Community College District’s Small Business Man of the Year award in 1994 and recognized as Volunteer of the Year by our Chamber of Commerce in 1997. His insurance agency was named Small Business of the Year in 1999 by Commercial Real Estate Association of Montgomery County Kenny has more than 30 years’ experience in managing and operating a business.

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