International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) is pleased to announce the new board officers elected to serve October 1, 2009 to September 30, 2010 as follows:

Tim Smith, President

Tim Smith, Chief Meteorologist at Newschannel 5, joined the IMAS Board in 2008, and served as IMAS Vice President from 2008-2009. Tim chairs one of the museum’s most recent and exciting festivals, “A Night at the Brew-seum”, while also serving on the Collage committee in 2009 and as auctioneer in 2007 and 2008. Smithhas also helped to raise significant support aimed at expanding IMAS’ science programs through special events like Amazing Skies and providing educational lectures to our community about weather patterns and more. Through active participation and devoted volunteerism in the community, Smith has readily prepared the way for IMAS to grow and expand its educational programs and to support the mission of the museum.

Alma Ortega-Johnson, Vice President

Alma Ortega-Johnson, community banking president for Wells Fargo Bank served as IMAS Board member for the 2008-2009 term. Ortega-Johnson has served diligently to help raise significant support for a number of high caliber programs and exhibits; including the “FREE” General Admission program. Her support and generosity has helped IMAS to reach out and have a substantial impact in our youth for years to come.

Kenneth Grams,


Kenneth Grams, senior vice president and chief credit administration officer for Lone Star National Bank joined the IMAS Board in July of 2009. Grams has helped to raise support and funding for the new “FREE” general admission program on the first Sunday of every month. Kenneth and his wife Angie Grams have generously loaned an original drawing by Pablo Picasso to the International Museum of Art & Science permanent collection.

Shawn Seale, Secretary

Shawn Seale, retired Marketing Manager at AT&T, joined the IMAS Board back in 2004 and has since been instrumental in helping to raise funds for IMAS through Co-Chairing Collage 2007, 2008, serving as catering Co-chair for Collage 2009. Seale has also served on the IMAS Governance Committee since 2005 toward helping IMAS through its accreditation process with the American Association of Museums.

Also, new to the Board:

Bill Ranganath, executive committee member, governance committee chair.

Tom Woolsey, retired radio personality and community leader.

Juan Karlos Diaz, owner of Color Pro Studio and Divine Wedding Center.

The International Museum of Art & Science would like to thank all Board Members, past and current for their help and support toward improving the museum and supporting its mission.