New Trustees Boast Strong Connections to the Fort Worth Community
Lorene Agather, a graduate of Texas Christian University’s MJ Neeley School of Business, is the Digital Marketing Manager for Cook Children’s Healthcare System. Her intimate knowledge of how to leverage the digital realm will aid the Museum as it emerges as a national leader of digital learning with the addition of its immersive V-DROME theater in 2020. Agather also sits on the board for the Saving Hope Foundation and the Cowgirl Hall of Fame, Young Guns and is on the Spur and Tour Committee for the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.
A graduate of Texas Christian University, Mike Atkinson began his finance career in Fort Worth in 1983. Returning to Fort Worth in 2007, Atkinson is the President and CEO of MMA Investments, LLC. Atkinson has served on the board of TCU’s MJ Neeley School of Business and TCU’s Chancellor’s Advisory Council. His deep ties with the community will help the Museum establish new, strategic relationships in Fort Worth.
A native of Fort Worth, Brandon Bledsoe received his BBA in Real Estate and Urban Land Development from the University of Texas at Austin. Bledsoe is the President of Amegy Bank in the Fort Worth Region with experience directing over $1.8B of commercial real estate transactions, a great asset for the Museum as it prepares to break ground on the multi-million dollar V-DROME. Bledsoe currently serves on the boards of Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. and the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation.
Benson Varghese, a graduate of Southern Methodist University and Texas Tech University’s School of Law, is the founder and Managing Partner of Varghese Summersett, PLLC. Recognized as a Top 100 Trial Attorney by the National Trial Lawyers Association and named a “Top Attorney” by Fort Worth, Texas magazine every year since 2012, Benson has extensive experience representing criminal cases. As a member of over ten professional organizations, Benson’s meaningful connections will aid the Museum’s strategic relationships in the community.
The Museum was established in 1941 and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Anchored by its rich collections, the Museum is dedicated to lifelong learning. It engages guests through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the history of Texas and the Southwest. For more information, visit www.fortworthmuseum.org.