Board of Directors

Tom Cooper (Founder)
Consultant | Retired Executive

Tom is a retired executive with over 30 years experience in the technology industry. Tom held senior worldwide roles at SAP, Oracle, i2 Technologies and Data General. In addition, Tom held leadership roles to help EXE Technologies, Proofpoint, JBoss, and Hortonworks complete successful public offerings. Tom and his wife Nancy were called to found NHNTX due to their commitment to at-risk youth.

Craig Rogers
Commercial Director | Channel Prime Alliance

Doug Scott
Senior Vice President & GM, South | SAP

Doug Scott is a software industry executive with a 20+ year track record of success in start-ups, mid-cap and large organizations. Experienced in both global and regional roles, Doug focuses on helping customer executives navigate digital transformation journeys to achieve sustainable, profitable growth by leveraging technology innovations in big data, IoT, in-memory computing and cloud delivery models.

Ron Chase
CEO | Retired Executive

Ron has 35+ years of experience as a business executive and entrepreneur. He spent 16 years as CEO and owner of Frog Street, an educational publishing business focused on early childhood education. He understands and is passionate about the importance of the work we do at New Horizons as we develop the educational and social-emotional skills of the at-risk youth.

David K. Etheridge

David K. Etheridge has more than 25 years of executive experience in the public sector with expertise in human resources, benefit administration, plan designs, and healthcare contract negotiations. He has vertical expertise in healthcare cost reduction strategies regarding the Third-Party Administrators. He has partnered with numerous actuary firms regarding healthcare and defined benefit plans for pension services. His Board and Association services are vast including: the IPMA-HR Member 1998 – Present (IPMA-HR SCP Certified) • Board Member: IPMA-HR Central Region 2001 – 2005; he hosted the 2007 IPMA-HR International Training Conference in Dallas, TX.; Former Board Member to CPS HR Consulting; a National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) member and speaker; a Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (TEXPERS) member and speaker; and Board Chair to the Community Council of Greater Dallas 2018. David has a MBA degree from William Woods University, a certification in portfolio management from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and is a licensed life and health agent in twenty states.

Howard Sewell

Howard is a technology executive and investor, who enters the next chapter of his career focused on helping other people succeed.  Howard believes he can assist individuals or companies through mentorship, strategic investments, and educational opportunities as they pursue life’s long game.