HOUSTON The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors, an appointed board of volunteers charged with advancing MD Andersons goal to end cancer, will welcome 13 new members at its annual meeting Oct. 28-29 in Houston. The incoming group reflects the boards national and international presence. The new members represent five states across the nation and hail from as far away as Spain:

Andrew M. Baker, Houston, Texas Managing partner,

Baker Botts LLP

J. Robert Brown, El Paso, Texas Owner and president,

Brownco Capital LLC

Anthony Ray "Tony" Chase, Houston, Texas Chairman and CEO,

ChaseSourse LP

Diane Dilworth Gates, Corpus Christi, Texas Retired teacher,

counselor, Laredo private school administrator

Robert (Bob) G. Gwin, The Woodlands, Texas Executive vice president,

finance, and CFO, Anadarko Petroleum

Wyck A. Knox Jr. , Augusta, Ga. Of counsel, retired partner and former

chairman of the law firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Andrew D. McCullough, Houston, Texas Self-employed private investor,

Ashe Family Interests

Charles D. McVean, Memphis, Tenn. Founder, chairman and CEO,

McVean Trading & Investments LLC

George E. Norcross III, Cherry Hill, N.J. Executive chairman,

Conner Strong & Buckelew

Ana Palacio, Madrid, Spain International lawyer and member of the

Council of State of Spain

Donald R. Sinclair, Houston, Texas President, CEO and a director of

Western Gas Partners LP and Western Gas Equity Partners LP

Glenn A. Stearns, Wilson, Wyo. Founder, Stearns Lending

S. Wil VanLoh Jr., Houston, Texas Co-founder, president and CEO,

Quantum Energy Partners

It is an honor to welcome each of these outstanding men and women to the Board of Visitors, said Mel Klein, BOV chair, of Corpus Christi. It is a privilege to be a part of MD Andersons history and to help advance its future by raising funds, awareness and support. We are grateful for these dedicated volunteers who have enthusiastically joined us as ambassadors of this great institution.

Since the boards inception in 1957, it has played a crucial role in advancing the worlds leading cancer treatment and research center.

Our Board of Visitors members dedicate their time, wisdom, influence and resources to our shared goal to end cancer here at home and globally, said Ronald DePinho, M.D., president of MD Anderson. Their compassion for all cancer patients and their commitment to MD Anderson fuel our efforts in Making Cancer History.