Higgins Branchini Shooting Foundation




7750 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Ste. 120-324
Irving, TX 75063


Phone: 214-914-4514


Applications Due By
Fri January 5, 2018 Midnight CST
Grants Announced
Sun February 11, 2018

HBSF 7th Anniversary


Board President: Michael B. Higgins (Mike)

Mike has been consulting with major US corporations for 18 years and most recently has been a Principal consultant with Organizational Performance Consulting.

Previously, Mike was an Associate Partner in Oliver Wyman's Manufacturing, Technology and Energy practice area with a concentration in aviation and aerospace.

Mike's clients in aviation and aerospace have included Boeing, Lockheed Martin, SAIC, Southwest Airlines, Bell Helicopter, Vought Aircraft, NexTec Fabricators, AAI Corporation, Rockwell Collins, BREK, Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies, and Mubadala Development Group...

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Executive Director: Melinda Branchini

Melinda is an organizational development and human resources specialist and consultant, and is co-owner of Organizational Performance Consulting.

Melinda has over 35 years experience in organizational and leadership performance and the alignment of corporate strategy, culture and performance behavior.

Her expertise includes developing performance based organizations, executive team building, leadership programs, executive coaching, organization and individual assessments, workforce planning, succession planning, and retention strategies.

Prior to founding OrgPC, Melinda held various positions in a large, global consulting firm, and founded a firm that developed an enterprise-wide human resources technology tool that was then sold to a global HR company...

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HBSF Secretary/Treasurer: Elizabeth Cook (Liz)

Liz is a compensation and human resources specialist and consultant, with over 25 years experience of consulting and management experience in human resources.

Liz specializes in the areas of compensation including base and variable pay design and administration, merger and acquisition integration, labor union bargaining and cost analysis, performance management, communications, survey development, project management, and implementation.

Liz has previously held human resource consulting positions with Towers Perrin (Towers Watson), Coopers & Lybrand, and Watson Wyatt Worldwide (Towers Watson)...

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HBSF Vice President: Steven P. Wirth

Steve started his career in financial services in 1981 as a research associate with a private capital management firm in his home town of New Athens, Illinois.

In 1985, Steve accepted a position as an account executive with Dean Witter Reynolds and subsequently joined Shearson Lehman Brothers, which later merged with Smith Barney. Steve and his wealth management team are now with UBS Financial Services, Inc. in Chesterfield, Missouri.

Steve manages customized portfolios of stocks and bonds for individuals and corporations as a Vice President-Investments and Senior Portfolio Manager at UBS. He developed and refined his portfolio management strategies and techniques over the last fifteen years and uses the same sophisticated research and trading software once reserved for institutional money managers...

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Board Member: Shea Self

Shea's shooting career did not start with shotguns; that came later. She actually started off as a pistol shooter because that's what her parents did.

Her parents started teaching her to shoot pistols around the age of six or seven, and she became competitive at the age of ten.

Participation in shooting pistol competitions led to the opportunity to shoot for Team Smith and Wesson in the Sportsman's Team Challenge event. One of the events in the challenge was shotgun, and she had never shot that before. Her father took her out to the local gun club to shoot a round of skeet and, after that, she was hooked...

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Board Member: Mimi Wilfong

Mimi has over 10 years of experience with clay target shooting organizations and competitions.

She has served as a USA Shooting Team Member, a USHA Team member, and a 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador, as well as been involved with educational shooting programs and fundraisers.

Mimi grew up in a small town in east Texas, where her family is in the cattle business. While her brother was an avid outdoorsman, Mimi lacked the patience to fish and the desire to hunt (that required getting up too early).

Mimi started shooting clay targets when she was 14 in the Texas 4-H program, primarily because her brother and his team needed another member. She fell in love with competitive shooting, and quickly found herself at a competition almost every weekend while in high school...

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