Board of Directors
Gerald Carrillo, President
Jennifer Carrillo, Treasurer
Jennifer is married to Gerald Carrillo and is the proud mother of Duke, Dylan and Jake. Jennifer graduated in 1992 from West Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Her primary area of expertise was cardiac nursing with years in the Intensive Care, Cardiac Rehab and advanced data collection for the American College of Cardiology. Jennifer worked for six years at the South Texas Organ Bank as an Organ Recovery Coordinator. She spent many years as the Treasurer for Boy Scouts Troop 451, the Flower Mound High School Football Booster Club and the Flower Mound High School Wrestling Club while all three sons were involved. The last two years were spent establishing the Duke Carrillo Foundation with her husband Gerald. Her goal is to never let a day go by without saying Duke’s name.
Andrea Carrillo, Secretary
Andrea was born in Pensacola to a naval aviator. After her father got out of the Navy, the family moved to Dallas, Texas where she was raised and went to school. She graduated from Texas Lutheran University in 1988 with a degree in English. Andrea worked as a paralegal in Dallas both at law firms and in corporate legal departments for 13 years. Andrea has been married to Rodney Carrillo since August, 1992. In October, 2001, they welcomed a son, and Andrea began the adventure of a lifetime as a mom to Jay. She stayed busy raising Jay, being a tennis mom, and volunteering. Andrea is a proud aunt of Duke, Dylan and Jake. It is one of her life’s greatest joys to have had a front row seat watching the boys grow up together with Jay. She is committed to honoring Duke’s legacy and feels privileged to be a board member of the Duke Carrillo Foundation.
Paul is the Engineering Technical Leader for Chester, Pennsylvania Operations for Kimberly-Clark Corporation. A 33-year veteran of the firm, he began his career as a Chemical Engineer out of Western Michigan University
Paul has worked in all facets of a Global Enterprise, including R&D, Business, Marketing, Operational and Engineering. He has traveled globally throughout Kimberly-Clark’s operations providing support and expertise in solving problems and implementing improvements.
Paul joined the Duke Carrillo Foundation in 2021. Initially, Paul was drawn to the Carrillo family by his daughter, Krystyna. Her close relationship with the Carrillo’s allowed Paul to see the love and closeness of this family. He was honored to be asked to be part of the Board. His focus now is to honor the legacy of Duke Carrillo specifically at the USNA of which his daughter was a graduate (’22 – Naval Aviation).
Don is dad to son Hunter and husband to wife Erika. He is an airline captain at UPS airline and retired Lieutenant Colonel from the Air Force. Don grew up in Irving TX and graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1991. Don enjoys flying, participating in outdoor activities, and having a positive impact on the people he meets. He has mentored numerous young men and women in their quest to achieve their full potential with emphasis on serve to nation and to God.
Don spent 30 total years serving his country as officer/pilot in the Air Force on active duty and in the Air Force Reserves. During his Air Force career, he had the opportunity serve his country in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Southwest Asia. After graduating from undergraduate pilot training, he was stationed in Stuttgart Germany where he was a C-21 instructor pilot for US European Command flying diverse airlift missions including DV Airlift as well SOCOM support missions. Don was then selected to fly the U-2 and the T-38 at Beale AFB. In his capacity as a U-2 pilot, he was an instructor pilot and later selected to be the chief evaluator for the U-2 program. He has numerous combat deployment and served as the director of operations for the U-2 squadron in US Central Command (CENTCOM) area of operation directly supporting Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom campaigns. After his active duty tour Don served as a staff officer at HQ 10 th Air Force at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth. He also served as the Air Force Reserves Training Group Commander for the 17 th Training Wing at Goodfellow Air Force Base where he was responsible for training and development of the next generation of multi-force and international military intelligence warriors. Don retired from the Air Force Reserves in 2021. He joined the Duke Carrillo Foundation as a board member in 2022.
Don is a friend of the Carrillo family. He is committed to helping the Duke Carrillo Foundation have a lasting impact on young men and women of our community and leave a legacy of serving others as Duke was known to do so naturally.