The mission of Padre Island Business Association (PIBA) is to advance and promote the economic environment for business, and to advocate responsive government and quality education, while preserving the unique community characteristics of Padre Island - Corpus Christi and Mustang Island - Corpus Christi, Texas.

A Growing Community of Businesses

We are committed to helping your business succeed.

Come out to one of our events, you will love the atmosphere and friendships!


Active Business Members


PIBA Board Members

PIBA Board Members


Meagan Furey, Realtor Coastline Properties.

Meagan is a Realtor with Coastline Properties and is very passionate about our beautiful community. After relocating with her family from Denver to the island in 2010, she drew on her broadcast marketing and advertising experience to gain employment with Corpus Christi's local NBC and CBS affiliates. Working with regional and local business owners allowed her to educate herself with the community and assist local business owners in growing their businesses. Her enthusiasm to assist others drove her to become a Realtor.
Meagan is an active member of our community and volunteers for Timon's and various other non-profits in Corpus Christi. Her community involvement and volunteering efforts earned her the 2016 Padre Island Business Association's Citizen of the Year award.
Meagan and her supportive husband John have two children, both graduates of Flour Bluff High School. .

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Vice President

Kim Pendergraft, A& A Insurance

I have lived on North Padre Island for 4 amazing years! I am married to Ryan Pendergraft and we both really enjoy being a part of this fantastic community!! Besides being a PIBA board member, I am a PIBA ambassador and also a co-leader for a local networking group called Creative Referral Network that meets every Friday at 8:30am at Coffee Waves in Flour Bluff. I have been in the insurance industry for over 15 years, married to my amazing husband for almost 23 years and currently work with A & A Insurance on North Padre Island.

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John Vaughn, Willow Bend Mortgage

I’ve been in Corpus Christ since 1991 and have lived on Padre Island for all but 2 years since arriving. I am married to Susan and have two children, Kris and Kim, both currently serving in the Navy. Besides being on the PIBA Board, I have been on the Board of Directors of the Island United PAC since its inception and am the current President of the Kiwanis Club of Padre Island. I have been in the Mortgage Industry for 26 years on the Wholesale and Retail side on this business. I am currently a Residential Mortgage Loan Officer with Willow Bend Mortgage (previous known as Mortgage Associates). .

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Nicole Hartwick, Frost Bank

My name is Nicole Hartwick, I work with Frost Bank & I have worked at the Padre Island location for 9 years. I am very passionate about my job, the customers I work with & the Padre Island community. I am a single mother of two amazing girls; they are my inspiration, they push me to be a better person & they are my biggest accomplishment thus far. I am dedicated to helping the community grow, making sure the “hometown” feeling is still around & that the Island continues to be our little piece of paradise. I volunteer at most of the Island events, so if you see me don’t forget to say “Hi” .

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Bob Paulison, Executive Director PICC

Bob is the Executive Director of Port Industries of Corpus Christi, a regional trade association of 16 large industrial companies. Members include the Port of Corpus Christi, as well as, refiners, chemical and bulk material manufactures, rig fabricators, energy providers, and supporting distribution and terminal facilities located in Nueces, San Patricio, and Kleberg Counties.
Prior to joining Port Industries, he enjoyed a 26 year career in the US Coast Guard. Graduating from the Coast Guard Academy in 1985, he completed wide-ranging assignments flying both jet aircraft and rescue helicopters. In 1989, he flew missions in Prince William Sound, Alaska to map the Exxon Valdez oil spill; and in 1991 he was part of the team that flew to the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm to track the oil spill resulting from the release of millions of gallons of oil into the Persian Gulf by the Iraqis. In 2007, he moved to Corpus Christi to command Sector / Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas where he was responsible for all Coast Guard air, sea, and land operations in South Texas and along the border with Mexico. Following a brief tour in Cleveland, Ohio directing operations in the Great Lakes, he returned to Corpus Christi where he retired from the Coast Guard in 2011. In addition to his work with Port Industries, he is active in the community as member of a number of civic and professional organizations, including the Propeller Club, the USO, and the Navy League.

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Kunal Patel
Bio Forthcoming

Tony Tagliaferro, Owner Island Italian

Bio forthcoming.

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Kaylynn Paxson

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Javier Garcia

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Executive Director

Stan Hulse, Toucan Graphics

Stan moved to North Padre Island in 2008 and has been serving as Executive Director of PIBA since then. With his brother, he owns Toucan Graphics, a small marketing company with its main office located on South Padre Island. Stan is very involved in the North Padre community, serving as a member on the Island Strategic Action Committee, and on several other community organizations. Stan was born in Belize and has lived in the Cayman Islands, Guyana, Puerto Rico, and Pittsburgh, PA before relocating to N. Padre. He has one son, one daughter and a granddaughter, all living in Corpus Christi. .

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John White, (Retired) Kimberly Clark Corporation

John was born and raised in Modesto, California and has been a resident of Corpus Christi for more than 20 years. He has held numerous positions over the years in the PIBA including President (2008-2010), Vice President (2010-2014). He has held titles in many different organizations in our city including the Island Strategic action committee and the Kiwanis club. In his retirement he still contributes as board members of Beauty Corpus Christ & the American Diabetes Association as well as being a Commissioner, for the Nueces County Coastal Parks Commission. John He has always been a great steward to our community since he arrived. He has happily married with 4 children and 12 grandchildren. His generosity and dedication to making our community a beautiful place to live is truly remarkable! .

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