Donna Cole



President and Chief Executive Officer

Cole Chemical & Distributing, Inc.

(Houston, Texas)


Donna Fujimoto Cole founded Cole Chemical in 1980 at the age of 27, divorced with a four-year old daughter with $5,000 from savings.   


Cole Chemical provides chemical, fuel and synthetic lubricant sales with chemical supply chain management solutions to a wide range of customers and industries.  Customers include: Chevron, Colgate, ExxonMobil, Georgia Power, Lockheed Martin, Phillips 66, Shell, Toyota and United Airlines. The company consistently receives quality awards from Fortune 500 companies and the US Small Business Administration.


Ms. Cole has received many local and national awards and is recognized for her leadership, business success as a quality supplier to industry, philanthropy, and mentoring others in business, young professionals and students.


She has served on many national and regional boards and currently serves as Trustee of the Rockwell Foundation, Board of: The US Japan Council, The Center for Asian Pacific American Women,  Advisory Boards of: International Supply Management of Houston, Rice University’s Chao Center for Asian Studies, The Women’s Home and the National Veterans Network.


Ms. Cole attended University of Texas - Pan American and graduated from Manpower Business Training Institute in Computer Operations and Programming in1972.


She is Co-founder of the Pantheon Production LLC, a production company whose mission is to tell great stories about strong women and supportive men in film, television, plays and musicals to change the way men treat and perceive women and how women see themselves.  Through the arts Ms. Cole believes they can send out powerful messages to mentor millions by inspiring people to be empowered to improve the quality of life for themselves, their families and communities.  


Marley Singletary

Marley Singletary is an award-winning director, producer, and writer. With a passion for new works and a speciality in musical theatre, she is currently working on new projects in London, NYC, and Houston. She holds a MA in Theatre Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama-University of London and a BFA in Performance from Baylor University. Upon completion of her MA, Marley began her professional directing career in London where she worked for two years. In 2011, Marley moved to Houston, and in 2012, she began working for Theatre Under the Stars in various roles before becoming the Associate Artistic Director in 2014. While at TUTS, she co-created the new series with a focus in new works, TUTS Underground. She later joined HITS Theatre as the Director of Artistic Production. In 2017, she served as the Producing Executive Director at Queensbury Theatre where she developed a professional season which included two world premieres and one regional premiere. Marley’s directing credits include: The Music Man (Side Show, For Tonight (World Premiere), Breaking Out of Sunset Place (World Premiere), Elf, Violet, Unlock’d (Regional Premiere), The Sweet Potato Queens (World Premiere), Bonnie & Clyde, Striking 12, First Date, Footloose, The Evils of Tobacco, James and the Giant Peach, Jr., The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Zombie Prom, and Elf Jr. Her associate directing credits include Oliver, A Christmas Story, Music Man, Waiting for Johnny Depp, Reefer Madness, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Murder Ballad, Elf, Man of La Mancha, and Edward II. Marley is a member of SDC.


Cynthia Jordan

Cynthia Jordan began her career in music as a songwriter in 1983 when her song Jose Cuervo became the number one country song of the year. Her love for playing music began when she was 3, the year Santa brought her a little red piano for Christmas. After begging for piano lessons, Cynthia at 10 began her formal music education and studied classical piano for 12 years with concert pianist Dr. Nino Albanese. Since then she has lived her life teaching lessons, composing songs, writing books and speaking on the power of music.

After Cynthia’s success with Jose Cuervo, she began writing songs for children and in 1986 she created a Children’s Music Ministry she called Kids for Kids. In 1997 she moved to Nashville where she signed a record contract to compose and produce 11 CDs of Ambient Piano Music for Page Music. Within a year Cynthia had over 4 million downloads of her music worldwide. After receiving countless letters and emails on how her music helped with healing, migraines and insomnia she began researching the many benefits of music and created her program, Music A Powerful Soul-ution.  She joined Toastmasters where she earned her DTM and in 2003 wrote her first book, Butterfly Moments, an autobiography about her journey with music. This began her speaking career. Her story Tita was accepted for Chicken Soup for the Latino Soul and she has since written 3 historical fictions, 4 children’s books and 2 non-fictions.

In 2005 Cynthia’s husband announced they were moving to San Angelo, Texas, to return to the oil business. In learning about the local history, Cynthia was inspired to embark on another venture, novels and musicals. Her Gem Trilogy consisting of her historical novels, Pearl, Diamond and Ruby have done very well on a local level and she is currently planning a book signing tour to bring the message of her historical novels concerning women’s issues to the world.

In 2018 Cynthia was fortunate to meet up with the very talented Broadway Award Winning Director Bruce Lumpkin. Their first full production is set to premier in Houston, Texas in the Spring of 2020. The piece is called The Lady in Blue, the amazing story of a 17th century nun who bilocated to the New World to evangelize to Native American people without ever leaving her convent in Spain.

Cynthia believes that music is the powerful solution for a peaceful world. Every day she works hard in doing her part in making that happen.