Junior Achievement of Brazoria County invites the community to participate in our signature fall event, Brazoria County Business Hall of Fame, Oct. 7 at the Lake Jackson Civic Center.
The 21st annual Business Hall of Fame honors prominent entrepreneurs of the business community for their professional accomplishments and valuable contributions to Brazoria County. This upscale event will feature a dinner, auction and awards presentation for the 2021 Hall of Fame laureates: David C. Boyles Jr. DDS, Jason M. Cordoba, Dr. R. Keith Frank and Dr. Tory C. Hill. Junior Achievement will also be honoring a high school senior from each public high school with a scholarship, Administrator/Educator of the year Julie Evans from Bess Brannen Elementary and Volunteer of the Year Chris Kiihne, from Junior Service League.
The following four business leaders will join an elite group in the Business Hall of Fame:
DAVID C. BOYLES JR. DDS
A graduate of Alvin High School, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Baylor University and his Doctor of Dental Science from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston.
Boyles joined the Boyles Family Dentistry in 1978. He began Hope Clinic as a dental primary care facility for those who couldn't afford care in 2008. He stays active in the community and continues to serve as a Deacon and Bible teacher at Heights Baptist Church in Alvin.
JASON M. CORDOBA
Cordoba graduated from Brazoswood High School in 1998. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Texas and law degree from South Texas College of Law. He was admitted to the Texas State Bar in 2007 and started his career in Lake Jackson as an associate attorney for Frank Mauro. In 2016, the firm became the Cordoba Law Firm, PLLC.
Cordoba serves on several boards and in 2020, was recognized by The Facts as a Leader Under 40.
DR. R. KEITH FRANK
Frank attended the University of California for his Bachelors in Chemistry and Rice University for his Doctorate. He worked at The Dow Chemical Company for 24 years. In 2005, he co-founded IsoTherapeutics Group, LLC where he is currently President and CEO. In 2016, Frank also co-founded IGL Pharma, Inc., where he is Chairman. He has more than 50 scientific publications and 40 issued patents to his name.
Frank has been active in the community and serves as Treasurer at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church.
DR. TORY C. HILL
The Sweeny ISD superintendent earned his bachelor of science in secondary education from Southern University, his masters in educational leadership from Florida A&M University and his doctorate of education and curriculum from Texas A&M University. He was named Superintendent of the Sweeny ISD in March of 2017.
Hill was named Sweeny Chamber Man of the Year in 2019, the Lieutenant Governor's Superintendent Advisory in 2020 and was a Texas Education Agency Region 4 Superintendent of the Year nominee in 2020.
He serves on multiple associations as well as being a member of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church.
Proceeds from Junior Achievement's Business Hall of Fame will support Junior Achievement programs that teach pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students the skills needed to succeed in the global economy. Programs include financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness all free to local students because of sponsorships and donations by individuals and businesses.