Gov. Perry Names Buchholtz as Chair of the Commission on State Emergency Communications
Gov. Rick Perry has named William "Bill" Buchholtz of San Antonio as chair and appointed Mitchell Fuller of Cedar Park to the Commission on State Emergency Communications. The commission helps cities, counties and emergency communication districts to implement and maintain enhanced 9-1-1 emergency communications and poison control center services throughout the state.
Buchholtz is executive director of the Bexar Metro 9-1-1 Network District. He served as a colonel in the U.S. Air Force and was a commander of various Electronic Security Squadrons in the U.S., Thailand, Greece and Saudi Arabia. He is past commander of the European Electronic Security Division of the U.S. Air Force and commander of the Air Force Intelligence Command's 26th Intelligence Wing in Germany. Buchholtz received a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Central Michigan, and is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College in Virginia and Air War College in Alabama. His term will expire at the pleasure of the governor.
Fuller is a consultant for Strategic Partnerships, Inc., mayor pro tem of the City of Cedar Park and president of the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority. Fuller is a captain in the Texas Army National Guard and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is a member of the American Legion, National Guard Association of the United States, the Reserve Officers Association and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is also a member of the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce, the Academy of Political Science, the University of Oklahoma Alumni Association, a graduate of Leadership Cedar Park and is a board member of the Southwestern Oklahoma State Alumni Association. Fuller received a bachelor's degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, a master's degree in public administration from the University of Oklahoma, and is a doctoral degree candidate in political science from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His term will expire Sept. 1, 2015.
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