Jerry Schmeil — Director
Jerry joined the Board of Directors in 2015 in support of our equine programs for veterans. He chairs the annual Honoring our Veterans Golf Tournament that raises funds for local veteran families to participate in our equine learning programs.
He has 36 years of managerial experience with Caterpillar Inc. including 22 years living overseas. As the Director of Caterpillar World Trade Co. then the International Customer Division Mgr. for Caterpillar Asia Pacific, Jerry was a senior manager for this $2 billion subsidiary with geographic responsibility from China in the North, to New Zealand in the South through India in the West.
Other assignments included: 10 years in Washington, DC as the International Marketing Manager; 8 years in Tokyo, Japan as the Sales Manager of Caterpillar Mitsubishi and then the General Manager of Caterpillar Services Ltd. Previous other assignments include: Peoria, IL; Stockholm, Sweden; Geneva, Switzerland and Abidjan, Ivory Coast – West Africa.
Jerry is a Civil Engineer from Washington State University and served as a Captain, Airborne Qualified, in the Army Corp of Engineers in Wertheim, Germany.
He has been actively involved in many leadership roles for The Hills community in Lakeway Texas – serving as President of the POA and Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Hills County Club for many years.
Jerry is an active member of The Shepherd of The Hills Lutheran Church and served on the Church Council from 2007 thru 2009. He participates in numerous events including the annual social outreach mission trips to a sister church in Guatemala; feeding the homeless in Austin and as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.