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Douglas Blair Howland

will portray our nation’s first president at the 2017 Society of Martha Washington Pageant and Ball in February. A native Laredoan, Mr. Howland has deep roots in the Society. His mother, Ella Douglas Howland, portrayed Martha Washington in 1976, his sister, Adrienne Howland Corbin, was presented by the Society and his brother, Robert Scott Howland, served as a page and an escort. Doug serves as President Elect of the South Texas Food Bank. He has been a board member of numerous organizations, such as the Laredo Development Foundation, the City of Laredo Long- Term Planning Committee and the Texas Builders Insurance Company. He has served as a member of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers and of the Board of Adjustment of Laredo International Airport. Mr. Howland currently serves as a Director of IBC Bank and Chairman of the Audit Committee of IBC Bankshares. He and Mrs. Howland have been married for 31 years.