Judith Ann Cushman-DuBose
Chief Impact Officer
Judy Cushman DuBose knows what it is like to wear a uniform. She also knows what it is like to get the all feared knock on the door from the Chaplain. Judy is a United States Army veteran and a United States Army dependent widow, having had her husband Major William DuBose die in 1987 while on active duty. Judy’s passion is women’s veteran issues. As a member of the Women’s Army Corp Judy knows firsthand how far women in the military have come, although there is still a long way to go!
Having a professional career of over thirty years since her time as a soldier, Judy has committed her life to one of excellence in all she endeavors. From her time in the Army when she was selected as the Honor Graduate from her basic training class to her time at General Motors, where she was one of the first female manufacturing supervisors in a traditionally all-male industry, Judy has striven for excellence. She designed, developed and implemented the nonprofit USOC Community Olympic Development training program for Olympic class athlete’s in Texas and secured in-state tuition for out-of-state athletes. She also designed, developed and implemented the City of Houston’s Department of Health and Human Services Foundation; a nonprofit that supports programs for health services in the City of Houston.
Judy completed her BA degree in Economics and Political Science in 1977 from Methodist University in Fayetteville North Carolina while a full-time soldier in the United States Army. Not wanting to hold off on continuing her education, Judy completed her Master’s degree in Management and Public Administration from Webster University in 1979.
Judy’s quest for education and the development of her professional life has drove her to complete a graduate professional certification from Georgetown University School of Public Policy as a Certified Non-Profit Executive Manager and complete the graduate professional certification as a State of Texas Public Manager from the William P. Hobby School of Public Policy at Texas State University.
Judy has received numerous accolades and honors through the years: the American Business Woman’s ‘Woman of the Year’, Soldier of the Year, and General Motors ‘Supervisor and Trainer of Excellence’ to name a few. Houston Recruiting Command Volunteer of the Year for two years, recognizing her assistance and support of active duty soldiers that were affected by floods and Hurricane Harvey.
Judy is engaged to David Swain, a native Houstonian. David is President of Swan Services, LLC and is also a private pilot. Judy and David reside in Baytown Texas, where she thrives on spoiling her two nieces and her two ‘inherited’ grandchildren.