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Federation Executive Board




President, Charles Graffam 











Executive Vice President,  Johnny Ortiz









Steven Johnson












James Ploen










North Area Vice President

Larry Bowlin 










Northeast AVP

 Johnny Oritz










Southeast AVP

Rodolfo “Rudy” Carr











West AVP, William Cooper










South AVP

Dora Benavides











The Texas Federation Executive Board includes the eight elected state wide officers shown above: President, Executive Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, plus the Area Vice Presidents (AVP). AVP Northeast, AVP Southeast, AVP West and AVP South.


President: Charles Graffam, 214-554-1737

Executive VP: Johnny Ortiz, 903-583-3294

Secretary: Steven Johnson  832-443-2947 

Treasurer: James W Ploen, 512-470-1268

North AVP: Larry Bowlin, 256-489-7375

Northeast AVP: Judith "Jaye" Cuthbertson  303-4784123

South AVP, Dora L Benavides, 361-883-2370

Southeast AVP, Rodolfo "Rudy" Carr  832-963-4741

West AVP, William "Bob" Cooper, 915-842-9443


To email an officer, click on their name. A full list of all federation officers with phone, email and mailing address may be found in the latest Texas Federation Register (TFR) which may be accessed or downloaded from that part of this website.

You may also use the "Contact Us" menu folder to send an email to the President and Secretary.


 NARFE Texas Federation Area map - 2019     







The Texas Federation of Chapters is sub-divided into five Areas (Northeast Texas, North Texas, Southeast Texas, West Texas, and South Texas). Each Area has an Area Vice President that oversees the Districts in that area. The Federation Officers and Area Vice Presidents are members of the Texas Federation Executive Board.

In the 5 Texas Areas, there are 11 Districts each with a District Representative coordinating the chapters. For a list of District Representatives see the About Us topic “Texas Areas, Districts and Chapters”.