The Housley Story
The idea to begin a Leadership Institute was the vision of our dear friend, Kevin Housley. Kevin lived his life as a principled leader. He was a successful businessman who worked proudly alongside his father as Executive Vice President of Housley Communications. He was an avid rancher and he loved showing prize cattle with his son and daughter. He served his community tirelessly as a long-time member of the school board in Christoval and also served on the boards of the West Texas Boys Ranch, Angelo Civic Theatre, Sonrisas Therapeutic Riding, St. Luke United Methodist Church, Concho Country Emmaus Community, and the Texas Maine-Anjou Association. Kevin was eager to make a difference and in 2006 offered himself as a candidate for State Representative.
A few short months after this race, Kevin was diagnosed with the brain cancer which ultimately took his life in April 2008. Kevin is remembered by many as "a shining example of involvement as a community leader, a husband, a father, a son.
Meet the team
Founder & Lead Professor
Bill Poston is an entrepreneur, business advisor, investor, philanthropist, educator, and adventurer. He is the founder or principal owner of over fifteen companies and nonprofit enterprises.
Lauren graduated from Texas State in 2016 and now lives in Austin. She enjoys searching for the best live music, checking Linkedin while in crowded areas, and being an old soul in new places.
Cortney Behrends is a successful entrepreneur, social innovator, business executive, mentor, fitness fanatic, inspiring leader, and aspiring fashion icon. From a small town in the hill country of central Texas, she possesses a strong work ethic that propelled her from college to become the CEO of two significant businesses before the age of thirty.
The demands of running two companies does not prevent Cortney from maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A recent lab test showed elevated levels of avocado in her bloodstream.
Stelos Alliance Intern
Casey, the Stelos Alliance intern and Housley Teaching Assistant, is a current Texas State student. She is always looking for new challenges and adventures. She spends her free time reading, climbing trees and baking gluten free treats.