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Director of Public Relations
Brenda has been a resident of Oak Forest since December, 2014. She moved here from the Heights with her husband, Rufus, who is the Treasurer for OFHA. Brenda is a former high school science teacher and high school principal. She attended Louisiana Tech University, graduated from LSU-S with a BS in Science Education and received her MEd (Administration) from SHSU.
Brenda has been a volunteer for organizations for decades; she was a volunteer (“Candy-Striper”) at her hometown hospital in her early teen years; she volunteered for Meals on Wheels, for the HOA’s where she has previously lived and she was President of the American Women’s Association in Jakarta, Indonesia. Oak Forest is my home…I will work tirelessly to make and keep Oak Forest the best place to live in Houston.
Brenda has a passion for cooking! She enjoys cooking with and for others and every once-in-a-while, teaching a cooking class or two! Even though she is retired from teaching, a lot of her time is spent teaching and sharing her experiences with others.
Director of Community Relations
Andrea Shilo is Senior Vice President & Commercial Lender with Prosperity Bank. In this role she calls on businesses to develop new loan and deposit relationships for the bank. Her clients are companies with annual revenues of $1,000,000 to $50,000,000 including wholesalers, distributors, Ronald McDonald, and manufacturers – across Houston and the Great State of Texas.
Andrea has served Texas businesses - and their owners - for an astounding 40 years! During her tenure in the banking industry she has worked in Retail Bank Management, Treasury and Liquidity Management, as a witness for the Federal Government, and as a Regulatory Compliance Officer.
Andrea is passionate about education, financial empowerment for women, adult literacy and dogs (aka “Puppy Pack”). Her community service includes terms as a board member for Resurrection Church School, Community Family Centers, Girls Inc., Literacy Advance of Houston, United Way Allocations Committee, Concerned Teens, and Oak Forest Homeowners Association, Inc. Andrea is also Past President of the Women’s Finance Exchange- Houston and Past Chair of the Regions Bank Women’s Business Consortium.
A believer that a strong educational foundation is integral to success in life, Andrea supports her alma mater, University of Houston-Downtown (’95) where she serves on the Alumni Council.
When she isn’t skydiving, promoting her new book, or presenting at TEDx events, she is a proud 16-year resident of Oak Forest, TX, where she lives with her 93-year old Mum, “Miss Edna”, and the “Puppy Pack”. She also has a great sense of humor. Life is Good!