Board of Directors

Bob Fry

Robert A. Fry, Jr.

Bob Fry retired in 2011 from the maritime industry after selling the company he founded in 1989. He was elected as Mayor Pro Tem (2007 - 2011) and Mayor (2011 - 2015) of West University Place serving two terms each. While in office he served as President of the Harris County Mayors and Councils Association, as a member of the board of the Houston-Galveston Area Council representing Home Rule Cities and served as a voting member representing Small Cities on its Transportation Policy Council. A graduate of Milby High School in Houston and the University of Texas at Austin, he received U.S. Army training as a Transportation Corps officer and served in Vietnam. He currently serves as Chairman of the Texas A & M Galveston Board of Visitors and was the Founding Chairman of the San Jacinto College Maritime Advisory Committee. In addition, he currently serves as Chairman of the Houston Maritime Museum and recently concluded terms on the boards of the Gulf Coast River Authority and the Oaks Chamber Orchestra.