Tieman "Skipper" Dippel, Jr.


2013 Designated Citizen of Conscience by the 84th State LULAC Convention

2013 Renaissance Gathering Recipient of the Renaissance Bridge Builder Award for Societal Leadership

Former President, Texas State Chamber of Commerce; Former Chairman and President, Texas Lyceum Association; Former Chairman, Texans for Quality Education, Inc.; Former Commissioner and Legislative Chairman, Texas Commission of the Arts; Director Emeritus, Texas Cultural Trust Council; Former President, East Texas Chamber of Commerce; Founding Board Member and Scholarship Chairman, Texas Business Hall of Fame (1982-1983); Recipient, John Ben Shepperd Forum “Outstanding Texas Leader” Award (1990); Former Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas-Houston Branch; Director Emeritus, Health Care Service Corporation (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Montana), Washington County Man of the Year (1994); Former President and Chairman, Texas Leadership Institute; Former Director, Jewish Institute for National Security of America; Resident Sponsor, Washington Thanksgiving Debutante Ball and Cotillion; Former Director, Covenant House of Texas; Present Director, Caring for Children Foundation; Active in Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout with cluster; Methodist Church; University of Texas Centennial Commission and Commission of 125 (Honorary Member); Former Member, Development Board, University of Texas Health Science Center (Houston), Member, the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem; Member, The Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem; Director, Blinn Foundation Board (2000-2010); Advisory Board, Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children (2003-Present); Advisory Board, Festival Hill Institute at Round Top, (2003 - Present); Member, Littlefield Society; Designated Citizen of Conscience by the 84th State LULAC Convention in 2013, Recipient of the Renaissance Gathering – Renaissance Bridge Builder Award for Societal Leadership in 2013, Recipient of the Brenham Independent School District Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2009; 2011 Inductee of the Blinn College Hall of Honor; Named Most Outstanding Citizen of the Biennium of Washington County, Texas, 2006 – 2007, by the Washington County Republican Party; 2011 Recipient of the initial Cesar E. Chavez Conscience Builder Award by the Cesar Chavez Educational and Legacy Foundation for his writings on dignity and justice; Texas Bankers Hall of Fame, 2014; Named by the Texas Legislature in 2003 by HCR 276 “Texas Prophet of Conscience” for his writings and leadership efforts.

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