Johnnie Lou Avery Boyd

Formal Resume (Adobe Acrobat .PDF)



2003 - Consultant, trainer, public speaker
1994 - 2003 College Administrator (retired with 30 years tenure in 2003)
1991 - Host, West Texas View, TV program for NBC KWES TV9 Midland/Odessa
1992 - 2011 Director of Western Bank which has multiple sites across West & North Texas
1991 - 95 Officer / Principal of Euphoria, Incorporated, dba World Gym of Midland (sold to working partner)
1983 - 88 Wrote 2 weekly columns, Big Spring Herald on business & community development
1979 - 89 President, Avery & Associates Consultant Firm (sold company due to husband's illness)
1966 - 79 College Administrator, Howard College, Big Spring, Texas (resigned to open consulting firm)
1973 - 75 Trainer, US Department of Higher Education (on loan from Howard College for 3 special projects)
1966 - Free lance writer, public speaker


2009 Boards of Abilene Philharmonic and Abilene Woman's Club
2008 VP, Board of Directors, Southwest College Institute for the Deaf
2007 Charter Incorporator and Officer, Big Country High School Hall of Fame
2006 Woman of Distinction by Caprock Girl Scout Council
2005 Board President, WASP WWII National Museum
2004 Board President, West Texas Girl Scout Council
2003 Avery College Scholarship Fund established by Rolling Plains Technical Foundation
2002 Appointed by Governor Perry to Regional Selective Service Board
2001 Outstanding TSTC Administrator Award by Board of Regents
2000 Established Annual Avery Cash Award for TSTC Staff Excellence
1999 Board of Center for Teaching Excellence at Texas A&M
1998 Speaker at a national higher education conference on women in technology
1997 One of 85 honored by Girl Scouts at State Capitol as Texas Women Role Models
1996 Outstanding Citizen by Big Spring State Hospital Volunteer Council
1995 Governor’s appointment as a voting delegate to White House Conference on Aging
1994 Re-appointed Chair of Texas Board of Nursing Facilities Administrator’s Licensure
1993 Texas House of Representatives Distinguished Texas Leader proclamation
1992 Appointed by Congress, confirmed by President to be 1 of 50 civilians to attend Army War College
  Appointed by Governor: Chair of Texas Board of Nursing Facilities Administrator’s Licensure
  Governor’s appointment to Texas Nursing Home Licensure Board
  One of 65 Permian Basin Outstanding Business/Professional Women
  Second award as Best Trainer for SC Region for Federal Bureau of Prisons staff development
1991 Best Instructor for South Central Region/Federal Bureau of Prisons
  Re-appointed Texas Department of Aging Advisory Board
1990 Texan of the Year for Leadership by Association of Texas County Extension Home Economists
  Governor’s commendation for Outstanding Volunteer Leadership
  Honorary Life Member by Texas Public Employees Association
1989 First recipient of annual National Award of Public Service to Federal Bureau of Prisons
1988 Texas Monthly designated power/influence brokers of Texas
  Texas Tech University Health Science Center Regional Advisory Board
1987 Outstanding Small Business Person of the Year in Big Spring, Texas
  Governor’s appointment to Superconducting Super Collider State Board (SSC)
1986 Nominee, Humanitarian of the Year Governor’s Award
1985 SBA Regional Outstanding Business Advocate Award
1984 Governor’s Commendation for Volunteer Service
  Charter member, Omar Burleson Foundation
1983 Chamber of Commerce Blue Blazers Outstanding Leadership Award
1982 Outstanding Salvation Army Board Member
  Chaired Salvation Army capital campaign raising $904,000 (exceeding goal of $750,000)
  Charter Incorporator and VP, Permian Scholars Foundation
1981 YMCA Outstanding Volunteer Award
  Chair, Salvation Army Board
  University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB) Development Board
1980 SBA Regional Award of Excellence
  Girl Scout Outstanding Volunteer Leadership Award
  Established Leadership Big Spring and Junior Leadership Big Spring
1979 Board President, Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce (first woman president)
  Outstanding Chamber Member
1978 Rotary Club Citizen of the Year for Community Service
  Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Community Service
1977 Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year
1976 Lion’s Club Community Outstanding Citizen Award
  Mayor’s Special Commendation Award for Bicentennial Leadership
1975 Beta Sigma Phi Outstanding Community Leader
1974 Appointed Co-chair, Howard County Bicentennial Commission
1973 Appointed by US Department of Higher Education as trainer for 3 special projects (on loan from Howard College)
1972 Appointed to Regional Review Panel for Federal Financial Aids Appropriations
  Elected State Officer to Texas Association of College Financial Aids Officers


  Abilene High School, Abilene, TX. Diploma.
  Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, TX. Dean’s List. Major: Education
  Howard College, Big Spring, TX. AA Degree. Dean’s List
  Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. Mass communications courses
  University of Texas Permian Basin, Odessa, TX. BS Degree. Majors: Psychology, Business. Graduate work toward MBA
  Cumulative college GPA: 3.8


Husband: Bruce Boyd (married in 2004 after terminal illness and death of first husband, Jerry Avery)
Daughter: Joni Avery Hires (husband: Gary Hires)
Step-sons: Bruce, Jr., Kevin, Chris; 8 step-grandchildren