• Photo of Board Member Gary Buchanan Gary Buchanan
    Board Member
    Position 4

    Term Start: 2019
    Term Expires: 2022

    Gary Buchanan, a native Houstonian, has lived in the Waller Independent School District since 2005. He was appointed to serve on the Waller ISD Board of Trustees in October 2012, and nominated to serve as Board Vice President in June 2014 and as Board President in June 2016.

    Mr. Buchanan serves as Chief Operating Officer for Bigelow Space Operations (BSO), an organization that builds and operates commercial space crafts and space habitats to work in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Lunar Orbit. BSO launched a project to place a space habitat on the moon’s surface.

    Mr. Buchanan is a graduate of Rice Aviation School of Aeronautics in 1989 and holds an Airframe & Powerplant FAA Certification. In addition, he attended Embry Riddle University, where he received his advanced Flight Ratings. He is a member of the Aviation Advisory Council and a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy.

    Mr. Buchanan is married to Laurie, and they have two children. Dylan and Savannah graduated from Waller High School. The Buchanan's volunteer in Waller ISD schools and in the Waller Band Booster Club.

    In his spare time, Mr. Buchanan enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, traveling and flying.