Our Leadership

Kathie Edwards

President and CEO

28 years at Westpark, 38 years in the field

The same principles drive both Kathie’s career and business: innovate, grow and deliver exceptional service. Kathie is the second-generation owner of the company founded by her mother in 1968. She attended Houston Community College and has an Executive MBA from Dartmouth College-The Tuck School of Business and an Executive MBA from University of Texas at Austin.  Under her leadership Westpark has grown from a local company to a major player on the national scene, serving Fortune 500 corporations and meeting the needs of organizations with interests around the globe.

Laura Lehne

Operations Manager

23 years at Westpark, 24 years in the field

Laura  attended Sam Houston State University for Elementary Education.  She has experience in Teaching and in Telecommunications.  Laura received her Contact Center Manager Certification  and has brought her client-focused beliefs, her enthusiasm for helping clients and her drive to pursue whatever it takes to satisfy them has helped us to grow our client base and has contributed to the growth and expansion of Westpark Communications.  She has assisted in developing processes and procedures that have aided in the development of the operational staff.

Josh Patten

IT Manager

6 years at Westpark, 17 years in the field

Josh studied at Western Governors University and has a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management and is CompTIA Project+ Certified.  He has extensive IT experience in the fields of software development, telephony, and project management.  Through his service with small and large enterprises, he has been able to bring a fresh perspective on how technology can enhance and grow Westpark.  Josh has transformed Westpark’s technology investments by implementing industry standard security policies, innovative and cost effective technology solutions, and adopting a customer first approach to solving technical challenges that arise.  Josh has always provided a “can do” perspective.

Monica Butler

HR Manager, C.P. and Business Administration

6 years at Westpark, 10 years in the field

Monica attended college at San Jacinto College Central.  She is a SHRM-Certified Professional.  She has Human Resource and Business Administration experience in large and small businesses in the fields of Inspection and Shipping, Oil and Gas and Telecommunications.  Monica’s contributions to Westpark include professional HR-related duties that include benefits administration, employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding and off-boarding, and policy implementation.

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