Star Foundation

Bobbie Hurley O’Dell, Chairman, Arpco Valves & Controls

Mark Robinson, Vice Chairman, AEP/SWEPCO

Jill McCartney White, Secretary, Kilgore Area Chamber of Commerce

Robert Young, Director, Skeeter Boats

Erin Brogoitti, Director, HUB International

Tim Capps, Director, Gabriel/Jordan Buick GMC

James Murphy, Director, Republic Services


The Kilgore Chamber Star Foundation, established in 2022, is a 501 (c) 3 organization with a board of directors that serves as the charitable arm of the Kilgore Area Chamber of Commerce. Our mission is to advance and support the Kilgore Area Chamber of Commerce initiatives by engaging the community to address business, education, economic, and workforce development, community enhancement programs, and services that will positively impact the quality of life in the Kilgore, Texas area.


Additionally, the purpose of the KC Star Foundation includes increasing educational opportunities, supporting entrepreneurship, developing our future workforce, and providing professional growth.  One way we accomplish this is with E4 Leadership Kilgore.  E4 engages our young professionals with education, networking, and mentoring activities to retain them in our community through their connections, professional development, and leadership exposure.  The creation of the E4 Leadership Alumni will also be a project/program of the KC Star Foundation.