If you have an emergency, dial 911. Questions for the ESD? Email info@esd11.com.

Commissioners

Karen Plummer

President

Email: karen.plummer@esd11.com
Term Expiration: May 2024

Being a native to the community, Karen Plummer has lived and worked in the area her entire life. She is a Title Insurance professional, beginning her career in 1976. Currently, Karen leads a team at North American Title, one of the nation’s oldest title insurance companies. Her strong ties to the community and expertise in the field have aided her in heading up many complex commercial and land acquisition transactions. Being an active member of the community she is involved with the Chamber of Commerce, Klein Education Foundation, and other volunteer organizations, including The Exchange Club. Karen earned the distinction of Exchangite of the Year. Karen served on the Cypress Creek EMS Board until she was elected as an ESD 11 Commissioner in 2012. She was re-elected in 2016. Karen and her husband, Lance, live in Klein and have two adult children, Christopher and Katherine.

Karen embodies the idea of consistent, trustworthy service in her personal and business life. She has spent untold hours dedicated to our community and public safety, especially Emergency Medical Services. Karen can remember when there was no dependable public or private ambulance service in northern Harris County. In those days, before the creation of Cypress Creek EMS, she remembers neighbors and her own parents putting people in need of emergency care in the back of a station wagon or truck and rushing them to a hospital.

Steve Williams

Vice President

Email: steve.williams@esd11.com
Term Expiration: May 2024

Steve has lived in Kleinwood for more than 40 years!  Steve has been a successful real-estate entrepreneur since 2003 and currently works with RE/MAX Vintage as a Broker Associate.  A graduate of The Ohio State University, he spent 25 years in the corporate “headhunting” business prior to his transition to real estate. 

Steve served in various capacities for 20 years on the Kleinwood MUD Board of Directors, including a couple of stints as President of that Board.  The combination of that service plus his real-estate experience have given Steve a keen understanding of the importance of great customer service combined with a solid attention to bottom-line results.  Steve and his wife, Poppy, have raised two sons and are blessed with four wonderful grandchildren. 

Fred Grundmeyer

Vice-President / Secretary

Email: fred.grundmeyer@esd11.com
Term Expiration: May 2022

Fred Grundmeyer was born, raised and educated in Germany. He moved to the U.S. at the age of 23 looking for better opportunities. His first jobs were in New York and Philadelphia. In 1957, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged two years later. That same year, he moved to Houston to participate in a business venture that ultimately expanded into a conglomeration of businesses in Houston and Corpus Christi. He invested heavily in the new and upcoming FM 1960 Community. His belief in the potential of the area was so strong that he and his wife, Doris, moved to the 1960 area in 1968. He expanded his real estate holdings, built shopping centers, an office building, and restaurants. But, Grundmeyer says what’s more important to him is public service. He is actively involved in our community civic organizations including the Heart Association and the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce, of which he was a founding member. Grundmeyer also co-founded the Timberline Soccer Association. He worked to make soccer fields available to young soccer players in the northwest area, and coached teams, as well. Mr. Grundmeyer was also the co-founder and co-owner of the Houston Hurricanes soccer team and was one of the originators of the FM 1960 Saint Patrick’s Parade. Mr. Grundmeyer was appointed as a Commissioner of ESD 11 in 2004 by Harris County Commissioners Court. When the position was changed by the legislature from appointed to elected, he won a four-year term in the 2014 election.

Robert Pinard

Treasurer / Assistant Secretary

Email: robert.pinard@esd11.com
Term Expiration: May 2022

As a successful Spring Area business owner and real estate investor, Robert and his wife, Yvette, lead a nationally recognized and growing home healthcare business. Robert has both a strong legal and clinical background and understands the importance of having a first rate EMS system. When Robert was a graduate nursing student he was actually a first responder immediately following the 9-11 terrorist attack in New York City. On September 11, 2001, he volunteered to help and hopped aboard an ambulance to Ground Zero. For the next few days, he assisted a triage unit, flushing eyes, giving oxygen, and helping lift victims from the rubble where the towers once stood. Robert was elected to ESD 11 in May of 2016.

Kevin Brost

Assistant Treasurer

Email: kevin.brost@esd11.com
Term Expiration: May 2022

Starting at the age of 15, Kevin Brost is a 32 year veteran in the Fire & EMS service. On the fire department side he has held every position from Explorer, all the way to Fire Chief. On the Emergency Medical Service side through the Texas Department of Health he has held the certifications of ECA, EMT-B, and is currently an EMT-A. His first experience at the Plano Fire Department for 5 years, joining the Brazos County Fire Department in College Station to become the Fire Chief for 11 years, and a 25 year member of the Spring Fire Department where he has held the rank as high as Deputy Chief, and also a first responder for Harris County ESD-11 for 25 years, Kevin knows first hand the needs of the first responders in the area. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and raised in the north Dallas suburb of Plano, Kevin graduated from Plano Senior High to move on to get his BS degree from Texas A&M University in Business Management. Starting his first business at the age of 11 selling electronic equipment in Car & Driver, Motor Trend, and other magazines, has now owned his second business for 30 years, Command Communications, which is the largest new & refurbished communications & emergency warning equipment company in the world. Kevin serves on several local and national advisory boards, and also enjoys hunting, fishing, snow skiing, and hanging out in the Rocky Mountains. Kevin, his wife Camille, and their 6 year old boy Benjamin, have lived in the NW Spring area for the past 15 years.