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Gov. Perry Appoints Six to On-Site Wastewater Treatment Research Council

Tuesday, December 22, 2009  •  Appointment

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has appointed six members to the On-Site Wastewater Treatment Research Council for terms to expire Sept. 1, 2011. The council funds research, technology transfer and demonstration projects relating to on-site wastewater facilities.

Anne Boatright of Rosanky is president and CEO of Capitol Credit Union. She is a member of the Credit Union National Association Governmental Affairs Committee, ex-officio member of the Texas Credit Union League Board and Texas Credit Union League Executive Committee, and an advisory member of the Texas Credit Union Foundation Board. She is also an auxiliary member of the 3N1 Volunteer Fire Department of Rosanky, past chair of the Texas Credit Union League Board and Texas Credit Union League Governmental Affairs Committee, and a past trustee for the Austin Children’s Hospital Foundation. Boatright is a graduate of the University of Houston Southwest CUNA Management School.

Sockalingam “Sam” Kannappan of Houston is a professional engineer and senior design engineer for SNC Lavalin Engineering and Construction. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Gas Pipeline Safety Research Committee, Houston Society of Piping Engineers and Texas Center’s Asia Society Advisory Board. Kannappan received a bachelor’s degree from Annamalai University in India and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Sarah Kirksey of Beaumont is an environmental investigator for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.  She received a bachelor’s degree from Lamar University.

Brian Padden of Austin is a professional engineer and president of Padden Engineering.  He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Water Environment Association of Texas, Order of the Engineer Organization, and Water Environment Federation. He is also a diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. Padden served in the U.S. Navy Reserves.  He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Carl M. Russell Jr. of Lubbock is a self-employed real estate developer. He is a member of the National, Texas and Lubbock associations of Realtors, Texas Association of Business, and National Association of Home Builders. He is vice president of the West Texas Home Builders Association Board of Directors, a past volunteer for Big Brothers of Lubbock and past chair of the Lubbock Parade of Homes. Russell received a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University.

William F. “Dubb” Smith of Dripping Springs is president of the W.F. Smith Company. He is a member of the Appraisal Institute, San Marcos Board of Realtors, Highland Lakes Association of Realtors and Austin Association of Realtors. He is also past director of the Austin Chapter of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers, past secretary of the Hays Trinity Ground Water Conservation District, and past president of the Williamson/Travis County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 and Dripping Springs Youth Sports Association. Smith received a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in Agribusiness.

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