George Steinke


As a GVTC co-op member for over 25 years, George is proud to serve as a GVTC board member. In that capacity, he is chairman of the Long-Range Planning committee and also serves on the Executive and Finance/Audit committees.

George has over 30 years management and marketing experience with technology companies. Currently George is president of Winrock Ventures, a management consulting company he founded in 1998, that specializes in developing strategic, marketing and sales programs for companies. Clients include entrepreneurial startups and Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Network International, PricewaterhouseCoopers, SAP and Schlumberger.

He is also a successful serial entrepreneur. In that capacity, he has served as founder, CEO or board member at a number of startups, such as NetIrrigate, Network International, IntraPoint and SioTeX. Recently he was a founder of SurgePower Materials, a company that produces high purity graphene for use in batteries and super-capacitors. To develop future entrepreneurs, George teaches commercialization Boot Camps for PhD engineering students at Texas State University and also on the board of STAR Park, the Texas State University technology incubator.

Prior to Winrock Ventures, George was senior vice president of sales and marketing, and vice president of global business development, at Schlumberger. Previously he was founder and president of GlobalSoft, a division of Schlumberger; president and CEO of StrataModel; founder and vice president of Cognition and executive vice president of Intergraph Corp. As an NDEA fellowship recipient, George graduated cum laude from Baylor University with a MA in physics and a BA in mathematics.

Community Activities

George is an avid supporter of the GVTC Foundation. He is also a member of the Baylor University Old Main Society, the Fischer Store School Community Center (FSSCC), the Fischer Agricultural Society, a Friend of the Tye Preston Memorial Library (TPML) and a Friend of the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce. As Co-Chair of the Tye Preston Memorial Library (TPML) Capital Campaign Committee he was instrumental in the construction of the new library for Canyon Lake residents.

Previously, George served on the Board of Comal County Emergency Services District #2 as vice president. He was also on the Board of the 100 Club of Comal County, an organization that aids families of fallen members of the law enforcement and fire/rescue services, where he was Chairman of the Benefits Committee. Other community work includes, participating in the Comal County Citizen’s Sheriff Academy and being a key promoter of the “Fischer Follies” fundraiser for the FSSCC.

District I

First Elected: 2008
Last Elected: 2017
Next Election: 2020

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