Senior Vice President, Community Affairs + Executive Director, Astros Foundation
Twila Carter enters her seventh season as Senior Vice President of Community Affairs and Executive Director of the Astros Foundation. She made the transition to baseball in 2011 with Jim Crane’s purchase of the Astros franchise and has worked with The Crane Group in various capacities since 1998. The Astros Foundation has received numerous awards and recognition during her tenure. In 2017, the foundation received the Allan H. Selig Award for Philanthropic Excellence, Major League Baseball’s highest honor and recognition of the charitable efforts of its clubs. The award recognized the Community Leaders program, a cornerstone initiative that supports youth baseball and softball throughout Greater Houston.
Prior to her current role, Twila served as the project manager for many of the recent Minute Maid Park renovations, including the Diamond Club, Union Station, Astros team stores, Astros Clubhouse and the Community Leaders Program. Twila has overseen the development of numerous projects for Crane Capital Group, including the building of the Crane Worldwide headquarters, which opened in April of 2012.
Twila has held numerous elected and appointed positions with several service and community organizations. She currently serves on the boards of Family Time Crisis and Counseling Center, AVDA-Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse and the Texas Council on Family Violence. She was named one of the 2017 Top 30 Influential Women of Houston, the 2016 Inspire Women’s Business Woman of the Year, 2014 Kingwood Women of Achievement for Community Service and received the 2013 State Community Service Award from the Texas Daughters of the American Revolution.