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Gov. Perry Reappoints Four to Texas Bioenergy Policy Council

Tuesday, February 07, 2012  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment

Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed four members to the Texas Bioenergy Policy Council for terms to expire Jan. 1, 2014. The council unifies Texas' agricultural, energy and research strengths to foster development in the bioenergy industry, and create next-generation biofuels energy research and economic development.

James Brody of Lufkin is vice president of industrial manufacturing for Temple-Inland. He is registered with the Texas State Board of Professional Engineers, and a member of the Texas and Louisiana Forestry associations. He is also past chairman of the Forest Resources Association, Wood Supply Research Institute, Texas Forestry Museum, Angelina County Chamber of Commerce, Lufkin Independent School District Tri-Ethnic Committee, and Angelina Beautiful/Clean. Brody received a bachelor's degree from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, and is a graduate of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Program in strategy and organization.

Paul Dickerson of Houston is a partner and lead of Haynes and Boone LLP Cleantech Practice Group. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association and Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is also president and director of the Dickerson Leadership Alliance and board director of the World Affairs Council of Houston. Dickerson received a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a law degree from South Texas College of Law.

Kevin Land of Lake Jackson is the business manufacturing leader for the Dow Chemical Company Hydrocarbons Business, and former director of Dow's Hydrocarbons Technology Center. He is a member and past chairman of the Junior Achievement of Brazoria County Board of Directors, and is the chartered organization representative for the Lake Jackson Boy Scouts of America Troop 324. Land received a bachelor's degree from Cornell University.

Danny Vines of Lufkin is president of Aspen Pipeline, Aspen Power and Greenville Energy. He is a consultant for the Neighborhood Leadership Council of North Lufkin, president of the Pines Gun Club, and a board member of the Texas Forestry Association. He is also past president of the Texas Wood Preservers Advisory Council, and a past board member of the Angelina County Appraisal Districts. Vines received a bachelor's degree from Stephen F. Austin State University.

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