LAT Staff

Mireya Zapata applies her diverse leadership experiences in government, marketing, communications and nonprofits as Executive Vice President of the Lumbermen’s Association of Texas & Louisiana, an organization of independent businessmen and women who own and/or manage retail lumber and building material companies.   

Her former roles as a member of the senior leadership management team at a national health care association  (where she led government affairs, marketing and volunteer engagement in a five-state region), as Chief of Staff for an influential member of the Texas Legislature, (where she worked with lumber dealers on policy issues ranging from workers compensation insurance and civil justice reform to tax relief), and as a member of the global technology team at Edelman Public Relations (where she represented Fortune 500 high-tech companies), inform her current role.  At LAT, Mireya provides leadership and direction for the association where she is focused on further engaging LAT’s members and on recruiting others to join her in encouraging, protecting and growing the construction industry in Texas and Louisiana.   As a seasoned government affairs professional, Mireya represented LAT during the most recession Texas legislative session to protect lien rights for LAT’s members.  She is working to achieve greater impact by identifying emerging trends, engaging in critical policy issues, and advancing LAT’s mission through advocacy. 

Mireya and her husband, Bob Ferman, reside in Austin where they are raising two children, Penelope (6) and Joaquin (2).  As a family, they enjoy the pool, parks, reading, puzzles and travel.  Mireya enjoys cooking for her family, runs on the trail and time with her friends.





Craig Lukshin joined LAT in 2002 after 10 years in the hospitality management field and serves as LAT's Finance and Services Manager.  Craig maintains LAT's finances, runs the Lumbermen's Service Corporation, serves a major role in planning for and executing the annual Convention, among many other duties.

Craig has lived in Austin for over 30 years and graduated from the University of Texas.  He's an avid baseball fan, a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and has been to 30 different Major League baseball stadiums...and counting.