The Shepperd Inner Circle

The Shepperd Inner Circle is an elite group of community leaders dedicated to improving the quality of life in our region. Shepperd Inner Circle members donate $1000 annually to support the work of the John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute, and enjoy the following privileges:

• VIP reception prior to each JBS Distinguished Lecture.
• Reserved seating at each JBS Distinguished Lecture.
• Photo opportunities and book signing opportunities, when available.
• Recognition in the printed program each JBS Distinguished Lecture.

To join the Shepperd Inner Circle, visit, then select “Inner Circle” from the drop-down menu. You may also mail a check for $1000 or more to:

JBS Public Leadership Institute
c/o Advancement Office, U.T. Permian Basin
4901 E. University
Odessa, TX 79701

Thanks you for your support!

Shepperd Inner Circle members*:

Sheila and Mike Abusaab
Mary and Jack Blake
Margaret Carpenter
Martha and Paul Crump
Frank Deadrick
Diana and Gary Edmiston
D. Kirk Edwards
Venita and J. D. Faircloth
Paul Fiet
First Financial Trust
Iola and Dick Gillham
Kim and Loy Helm
Barbara and Tommy Hill
Grace King
Tammy and Chad McAllaster
J’Nevelyn and Larry Melton
Edwin and Suzanne Rathbun
Nancy and Sen. Kel Seliger
Eleanor and William Smith
Tina and Dan Stansbury
Tanya and Donald Wood

*As of Nov. 1, 2019