Governor reappoints two local business leaders to Board of Pilot Commissioners

  • Charlie Holder and wife Tara Michelle
    Charlie Holder and wife Tara Michelle
  • Will Jenkins III
    Will Jenkins III

Governor Greg Abbott announced Nov. 12 that he has reappointed Charles E. “Charlie” Holder and William G. “Will” Jenkins III to the Jefferson and Orange County Board of Pilot Commissioners for terms set to expire on Aug. 22, 2022. The board has exclusive jurisdiction over the pilot services provided in Jefferson or Orange County, including intermediate stops and landing places for vessels on navigable streams wholly or partially located in the board's jurisdiction.

Charles E. “Charlie” Holder of Vidor, is president and CEO of Advantage Testing, Home Instead Senior Care and Sure Shot Game Calls. He is a member of the Professional Outdoor Press Association and a former member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization. He is chairman of The Betterment for Seniors Foundation Board, board member of Meals on Wheels and the Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas, and the founder of Be a Santa to a Senior. Holder attended Lamar University and received a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

William G. “Will” Jenkins III of Beaumont, is director of sales and marketing at Giglio Distributing Company. He serves on the executive board of the Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas and on the board of directors for the National Beer Wholesalers Association. He is a board member of the Coastal Conservation Association – Golden Triangle, Neches River Festival, and an Assistant Scout Master of Troop 85. Additionally, he serves on the executive board as vice-president of marketing for Three Rivers Council. Jenkins received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Texas A&M University in College Station.