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Gov. Perry Appoints Five to Texas Historical Commission

Friday, March 11, 2011  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed five members to the Texas Historical Commission for terms to expire Feb. 1, 2017. The commission works to preserve Texas’ architectural, archeological and cultural landmarks.

Earl Broussard Jr. of Westlake Hills president of TBG Partners. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, Texas College University Professionals, American Planning Association, and Urban Land Institute, and a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He is a member of Leadership Austin, Austin Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Austin Alliance, Real Estate Council of Austin, and Austin Heritage Society Advisory Board. He is also a member of the West Lake Hills City Council, a past member of the City of West Lake Hills Planning Commission, and a past board member of Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, Keep Austin Beautiful and YMCA of Austin. Broussard received a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and a master’s degree in landscape architecture from Harvard University. He is being reappointed.

Matthew Kreisle III of Austin is a senior partner and managing principal of the Austin office of PageSoutherlandPage. He is a member of the Texas Society of Architects, American Institute of Architects, and International Interior Design Association, and a past citizen advisor to the City of Austin Downtown Commission. He is a past president of the Heritage Society of Austin, past chair of the Austin Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Associates, and a past board member of the Real Estate Council of Austin. He is a past recipient of the Katherine Drake Hart Historic Preservation Award through the Austin History Center Association. Kreisle received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas.

Tom Perini of Buffalo Gap is owner of Perini Ranch Steakhouse. He is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and the James Beard Foundation, founding board member of Foodways Texas, and a member and past president of the Texas Restaurant Association. He is an honorary director of the Texas Southwest Cattle Raisers Association, and a board member of the Buffalo Gap Historic Village and Fort Chadbourne Advisory Board. Perini is also a past board member of the Ben Richey Boys Ranch, American Red Cross of Abilene and the St. John’s Episcopal School. He attended the University of North Texas.

Judy Richardson of Caldwell is an insurance agent and co-owner of Insurance Associates in Caldwell. She is president of the Burleson County Historical Society, a member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo School Art Committee, and a member and past president of the Caldwell Lions Club. Richardson received a bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University.

Daisy White of Houston is a special event consultant. She is vice president of the Texas A&M University Advancement Board, and a board member of the Texas A&M Health Science Center Foundation, Governor’s Commission for Women and Bo’s Place. She is also a past board member of the Hermann Children’s Hospital, Susan G. Komen Foundation and Houston Ballet. White received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas and a master’s degree in speech pathology from Southern Methodist University.
These appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.

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