Board of Directors

Jack Barcroft

Jack Barcroft


Jack Barcroft was raised in Gatesville and has a successful career in online start-ups mainly focusing on contingent labor sourcing. His professional roles have mainly focused on sales and business development. Today he serves as President at Nationwide Tech Solutions, Inc. He is active in the community on both a local and statewide scale through various non-profit organizations. Improving Coryell County for the next generation is his number one goal.

Rick Kirkpatrick

Rick Kirkpatrick Sm

Rick Kirkpatrick is the Deputy Superintendent for Copperas Cove ISD. In this capacity, he supports the Superintendent of Schools in the planning, operation, supervision and evaluation of the education programs, services and facilities of the district and assists in the annual appraisal of district staff.

Rick was named deputy superintendent in July 2012, in a unanimous 7-0 vote of the CCISD Board of Trustees. He assumed the position immediately, ending his time as Copperas Cove High School principal, where he had been since 2009. Kirkpatrick also served as a Junior High Principal, Assistant Principal, Teacher and Coach. An educator since 1993, Kirkpatrick earned his bachelor degree from the University of Texas at Austin and holds a Master's degree in Education Administration.

Eric Kietzer

Eric Kietzer

President Kietzer is a native of Coryell County where attended Gatesville High School graduating in 1985. Eric attended the University of Mary Hardin Baylor studying Business Management and received a Bachelors of Business Administration in 1990.  

The Auto industry attracted and kept Eric employed in Bell County for 20 years until he returned home to Gatesville where he serves as Vice President of The National Bank in 2010. Eric and his spouse have 2 children and it is their future that prompts him to serve on the County Economic Development Board so they will have a brighter future.

Bill Luther

Bill Luther

Bill Luther is the Human Resource Manager for Laerdal Medical Corporation in Gatesville, Texas. He has held that position since June 2005. He is also a member of the Manufacturing Gatesville Senior Management Team.Prior to joining Laerdal, Bill held various human resource positions for Danka Services International and Pitney Bowes.

Bill is also retired from the United States Air Force.Bill has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work with honors and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from the University of Central Texas. He is also a Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR).



Jack Smith


Jack has been in Real Estate for the last 20 years and now serves as the Associate broker at Donlie McMullin Real Estate. Jack has served on many different boards in our community.  The boards include Central Texas Home Builders Association, Copperas Cove Education Foundation, Copperas Cove Chamber of commerce, Copperas Cove EDC and the Board of Adjustments.  Jack is the past president of the Noon Exchange Club and the Fort Hood Area Association of Realtors. 


Richard (Dick) Van Dyke

Dick Van Dyke

Retired American Red Cross senior executive, stock broker and insurance agency owner operator.

Dick has over 40 years of community leadership with emphasis on Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development on the east coast (New York) west coast (California) and his chosen home Texas.