Buddy Stephens, Board Director
Buddy Stephens, a native of Shamrock, Texas, has lived in Amarillo since 1959. He holds a B.S. and M.A. in speech and language pathology. He co-founded and served as Executive Director of the Amarillo Speech, Hearing, and Language Center—Amarillo Regional Hearing and Speech Foundation for 50 years. He has also served as an adjunct professor in Speech Pathology at West Texas A&M University, where there is an endowed chair in his name. Buddy has been a member of Education Credit Union since 1961 and is currently a member of its Board of Directors. During his career, he has served on numerous local, regional, and state boards, including the Vestry of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, the Board of St. Andrew’s Day School, the Board of the Downtown Rotary Club, and the Bryan Place Homeowners’ Association (President). He remains active as a board member of the Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation, overseeing the “Texas” musical and the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum.
Along with his late wife Mikala Faville Stephens, he enjoyed, and continues to enjoy, traveling, attending art shows, collecting art, and spending time with their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and dogs.