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Gov. Perry Appoints Walker to Coastal Water Authority Board of Directors

Monday, January 10, 2011  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Douglas Walker of Beach City to the Coastal Water Authority Board of Directors for a term to expire April 1, 2011. The board oversees the authority's provision of untreated surface water to the cities of Houston, Baytown and Deer Park.

Walker is retired manufacturing director of the ExxonMobil Chemical Company's Singapore Chemical Plant. He is treasurer and past chair of the Lee College Foundation Board of Directors and chair of the Bay Area Rehabilitation Center Board of Directors. He also previously served as president of the Rotary Club of Baytown, assistant governor of Rotary District 5890, member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and past board member of the Baytown Chamber of Commerce and Baytown YMCA.

Walker received a bachelor's degree from Bucknell University and a master's degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University.

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