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James G. Slaughter, Jr.Board of Directors
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James G. Slaughter, Jr.

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Son of company co-founder James G. Slaughter, Sr., ​James G. Slaughter, Jr., has spent his entire career at S&B, filling both engineering and construction positions. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston and attended graduate school at the University of Toledo as well as the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School.

James is a current member of the National Academy of Construction, past President of the Houston Area Contractors’ Safety Council, and past member of the Construction Industry Institute (CII) where he served the following roles:

  • Member of the Executive Committee
  • Member of the Board of Advisors
  • Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee
  • Chairman of the Project Definition Rating Index research team
  • Chairman of the Alignment research team
  • Productivity Metrics Champion
  • Member of the Nomination Committee

James has been honored with the CII’s two highest awards, the Caroll H. Dunn Award of Excellence for significant achievements in improving the engineering and construction industry and the Richard L. Tucker Leadership & Service Award for significant contribution to the advancement of CII’s mission. He also received the National Academy of Construction's Ted C. Kennedy Award for improving all aspects of the construction industry and driving positive change in the most critical areas - safety, workforce development and productivity. His roles with the National Academy of Construction include:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Chairman of the Membership Committee
  • Chairman of Dispute Avoidance Committee
  • Member Safety Committee
  • Chairman of Strategic Planning Committee
  • Co-founder and core member of the National Construction Forum

Additionally, James was awarded the ECC Achievement Award, which honors those who exhibit the traits of industry leaders, such as bold risk-takers, true visionaries, and professionals of integrity who’ve had a positive, lasting impact on the business.

James has pioneered “zero accidents” safety since 1987, perhaps his greatest industry role.  S&B has led the industry in safety for 20+ years, and James has freely shared S&B processes with peers. He also has put S&B on the forefront of craft training and a focus on bringing women into construction.

J.D. SlaughterBoard of Directors
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J.D. Slaughter

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​James D. “J.D.” Slaughter, PE is the grandson of S&B’s co-founder James G. Slaughter, Sr and son of board of director member, James G. Slaughter, Jr.  

A degreed Chemical Engineer from Texas A&M University, he holds Professional Engineering licenses in Texas, Louisiana, and North Carolina.  J. D. currently serves on the Engineering Advisory Council at Texas A&M and is past-Chair of the Chemical Engineering Advisory Council. He serves as co-chair of the Construction Sector Council for the Greater Houston Partnership’s Upskill Houston initiative.

Outside of the industry, he and his wife Angie serve on the National Leadership Council of World Vision USA and are active with many other charitable organizations.  J. D. and his wife, Angie, are blessed with five children and live in Brenham, TX.

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J.W. "Brook" Brookshire

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Brook joined S&B in 1983, working his way through the ranks from a construction field hand to estimator, proposal manager,  IT manager and many years as Vice-President of Business Development, securing major contracts with leading midstream and downstream operators. 

Brook is the son of company co-founder, William A. Brookshire. He is passionate about expanding his father’s legacy of promoting education through the William A. Brookshire Foundation, which provides scholarships for many students who would not otherwise be able to attend college. Since 2010, well over 1,000 students have benefited from this foundation. 

Brook lives in Houston with his wife, Julie. Their son, James William Brookshire II, also lives in Houston and works for S&B. When not spending time with his family, Brook enjoys racing sports cars and shooting sporting clays. 

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Lori Garrison

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Lori Garrison is the daughter of company co-founder, William A. Brookshire. For over a decade, she has served as a director for the W.A. Brookshire Foundation and assumed the role of president in 2017.

Lori earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Texas in 1983. Her professional career was spent in information systems and communications technology. Lori initially worked in software startups including Network Applications, Inc. and Software Research Corp., where she developed early inter-computer communications solutions. She dedicated the majority of her career in leading development and support teams at MCI, CompuCom, and Metasolv Solutions, which later became part of Oracle.

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