Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Governor's Appointments

  • Monday, July 28, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Leal to State Board for Educator Certification
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Leon Leal of Grapevine to the State Board for Educator Certification for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2017. The board develops certification, continuing education requirements and standards of conduct for public school teachers.
  • Monday, July 28, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Brannan as Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Ryan Brannan of Austin as commissioner of Workers' Compensation at the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), effective Aug. 1, 2014, for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2015. TDI's Division of Workers' Compensation regulates the workers' compensation system in Texas, ensuring injured workers receive the necessary benefits to quickly return to work, and that workers' compensation costs are kept at a reasonable level for Texas employers. Brannan replaces Rod Bordelon, who is leaving the post after nearly six years at the helm.
  • Friday, July 25, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Pate and Spurlock to Lower Neches Valley Authority Board of Directors
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Ivy Pate of Beaumont and Caleb Spurlock of Woodville to the Lower Neches Valley Authority Board of Directors. The board provides water, manages floods and protects the quality of water for the Lower Neches Valley.
  • Friday, July 25, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Six to Protect Our Kids Commission
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed six members to the Protect Our Kids Commission for terms to expire at the pleasure of the governor, and has also named Robin Sage of Longview as presiding officer. Pursuant to Senate Bill 66 of the 83rd Regular Legislative Session, the commission studies and provides recommendations to the Legislature regarding best practices and evidence-based strategies to address and reduce child abuse and neglect fatalities.
  • Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Smith to Texas Funeral Service Commission
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Wesley "Scott" Smith of Murphy to the Texas Funeral Service Commission for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2017. The board oversees the licensing of funeral directors and embalmers, and ensures their compliance with state statutes and regulations regarding funeral services, cemeteries and crematories.
  • Monday, July 14, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints 12 to Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed 12 members to the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities. The committee works to ensure Texans with disabilities may live their lives with integrity, independence and productivity.
  • Monday, July 07, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Alcala to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Dora G. Alcala of Del Rio to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for a term to expire Aug. 31, 2015. The board sets policies and coordinates efforts to improve higher education in Texas.
  • Tuesday, July 01, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Eight to Crime Victims’ Institute Advisory Council
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed eight members to the Crime Victims' Institute Advisory Council for terms to expire Jan. 31, 2016. The council advises the Crime Victims' Institute regarding the compilation and study of information on the impact of crime to victims, society, and relatives and guardians, and assists the institute to develop policies to prevent the victimization of society by crime.
  • Thursday, June 26, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Reappoints Presiding Officers of Texas Regional Mobility Authorities
    Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed the presiding officers of the Cameron County, Alamo, Grayson County and North East Texas Regional Mobility authorities for terms to expire Feb. 1, 2016. Regional mobility authorities allow local communities to develop regional transportation priorities, and accelerate development and financing for critical transportation projects.
  • Friday, June 20, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Reappoints Key and Larson to Texas Emergency Services Retirement System
    Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed Dan Key of Friendswood and Ronald V. Larson of Horizon City to the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System for terms to expire Sept. 1, 2019. The board establishes policy for the administration of the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System.
  • Friday, June 20, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Sears to Interagency Council for Genetic Services
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Cherry Sears of Sugarland and reappointed Craig Benson of Austin to the Interagency Council for Genetic Services for terms to expire Sept. 1, 2015. The council evaluates the need for human genetic services in Texas, and promotes a common statewide database to study human genetic disorders.
  • Friday, June 20, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Raab to Texas Radiation Advisory Board
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Judy Raab of Alvarado to the Texas Radiation Advisory Board for a term to expire April 16, 2019. The board advises the state on radiation issues and reviews the rules, policies and programs of state agencies that regulate radiation.
  • Friday, June 20, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Hull to State Board for Educator Certification
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Susan Simpson Hull of Grand Prairie to the State Board for Educator Certification for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2017. The board develops certification and continuing education requirements and standards of conduct for public school teachers.
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