Alumni Spotlight: Amy Mason (THS, '96)
AMY MASON, Tomball High School, 1996
Director of Communications, Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce
Tomball thrives on its hometown connections, local business, and history, but continues to empower its residents despite its immense growth over the years. It truly is a small town with a heart, and the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce helps drive that success.
For Amy [Wilkins] Mason, her ties to Tomball have only strengthened since re-joining her community as the Director of Communications for the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce.
A 1996 graduate of Tomball High School, Mason attended Decker Prairie Elementary, Beckendorf Junior High and Tomball High School where she was extremely involved in athletics. As a member of the Varsity Basketball team all four years, serving as captain her final two seasons, and as a Varsity Captain for Volleyball, Mason’s involvement in athletics led to an athletics scholarship where she played basketball at Temple College for two years.
Following her time at Temple College, she attended and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Concordia University in Austin.
From there, she began her professional work with her family at W&W Technologies before starting a career in benefits administration. She spent six years administering pension plans with Hewitt Associates/Aon Hewitt. She continued administering retirement plans for the next six years with AIG/Valic.
“While I appreciate my time and relationships built while at those jobs, I was not fulfilled,” she said. “I was on the lookout for opportunities closer to home and that aligned more with my values.”
It was then that the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed her home.
She accepted a role first as a part-time Communications Director in 2017 before becoming full-time shortly thereafter.
For Mason, prior to landing her current role as one of the leaders with GTACC, she wanted to make sure she had the opportunity to contribute back to her community.
“It was intentional in my interview that I wanted to be in a place where I was contributing to my community and also utilizing my skill set in new and different ways,” Mason recalls. “I also expressed my need to be available to my family, which included three kids in school.”
As Director of Communications for GTACC, Mason has been able to give back to her community in ways which supported her family growing up.
“I am able to witness and contribute to the wonderful ways our community has grown while still treasuring traditions that I grew up loving,” she said. “It is also nice to be able to connect with others that have been long-time Tomball residents. By working in my community, I have been able to be a part of many different organizations that help shape and define Tomball.”
But without a successful school system in Tomball, growth doesn’t necessarily happen. Mason is a product of Tomball schools, and knows the value of a great education, and how it defines a community.
“A community starts with the school system,” she said. “The Chamber cannot attract families to our community without a great school district. And, we believe Tomball ISD is key to the formative years of Tomball’s future leaders. Our partnership with Tomball ISD is extremely important and the member businesses of the Chamber make sure to show their support and appreciation for our educators.”
“Tomball is family.”
Mason married fellow THS alum, Shawn. The couple has three children, Ashley, Matthew and Cate.
And while Mason has landed a career that enables her to showcase, highlight, and advocate for her hometown, she has also experienced all the great things Tomball has to offer as both a child and adult.
“The best part about Tomball are the helping hands and compassionate hearts of the people, who have the ability to shape a hopeful future when selflessly working together.”
- Alumni Spotlight