Picturesque Texas-shaped pool at the Marriott Marquis

SAVE THE DATE - FWIT Houston Group Galentines’ Event: February 10, 2021 at 5:30pm

Venue and registration details coming soon or EMAIL!

Next planned meeting - April 2021 with topical speaker.


We had a great kickoff luncheon for the 2020-2021 year to network, reconnect, and install our officers.

October 28th, 2020 /  11:30-1:00 pm @ Lupe Tortilla / 1511 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007

See the Fall 2020 Houston Newsletter with dates of other upcoming meetings!

The Houston Group is proud to host FWIT Conference 2021 – Crossing the Finish Line

which will be held September 9 – 10, 2021 at the Marriott Marquis Houston. 

It takes a whole Group to host a Conference and there are lots of opportunities to be a part of it all! 

For more information, contact Co-chairs Lori Victory ( or BJ Cary ( 


Several of the Houston Group had a great time at the "trial run" during the 2020 MINI-CONFERENCE

which was held at the Marriott Marquis Houston on September 9-10, 2020.  Join us to catch all the action in 2021!

We welcome guests to all our Houston Group local meetings ! 

You may email for specific meeting information. 

Other recent meetings...

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 via ZOOM for a VIRTUAL LUNCH

Discussion topics included:

  • Houston Group update, including 2020-2021 officer nominations

  • Update on plans for FWIT Conference 2020 - Crossing the Finish Line
  • Issues facing our members in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Saving our sanity! Shared examples of how we are each dealing with social distancing

  February 13, 2020 - 5:30PM - "Galentines' Event" 

A wine and chocolate pairing  - Member and visitor networking event

with an Association Update by FWIT President Lori Victory

Collina's Italian Restaurant - 502 W 19th St, Houston 77008

        Houston Group Board Members


            President Kendra Targac, BancorpSouth Bank

Vice-President  - Carmen Bates, Plains State Bank

Treasurer – Lori Victory, Third Party Resources, Inc. (3PR)

Secretary – Ashley Plant, BancorpSouth Bank

Past President – Jennifer Friesz, BKD CPAs & Advisors

Programming Chair – Carmen Bates, Plains State Bank

Communications Chair – Kristen Ueckert, BKD CPAs & Advisors

Membership Chair – Kendra Targac, BancorpSouth Bank

Social Media Chair – Nicole Canestrini


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