The Publisher of The Texas Pilgrim is James M. Windham, who founded the publication in April 2000 as a vehicle for commentary on current events, public policy, and culture.
Believing that ideas have consequences, his objective is to engage readers in a dialogue on the critical issues of our time and the ideas that drive public policy and popular culture in America.
Originally from Livingston, Texas, Jim graduated from The University of Texas in 1965, and has lived in Houston since 1967. His professional career has included serving as CEO of a major commercial bank and founding and managing a corporate finance advisory firm. He has been very active in political and civic leadership on a local and statewide basis for many years, including service as Chairman of the Texas Association of Business, founding director and Chairman of the Texas Lyceum Association, founding director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, member of the executive committee of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, member of the Board of Regents of Stephen F. Austin State University, and currently serves as a Director of Texas Aspires, a statewide non-profit entity engaged in policy advocacy for the advancement of K-12 education standards and accountability and successor to the Texas Institute for Education Reform, which he founded and served as Chairman for twelve years. He and his wife, Lela, a native Houstonian, have two daughters and four grandchildren.
Feedback commentary and guest essays are welcome and will be included at the sole discretion of the publisher. Essays should be limited to 500 words and will be edited for grammar, spelling, and inappropriate content.