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Gov. Perry Reappoints Four to Texas Bioenergy Policy Council

Monday, January 28, 2013  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment

Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed four members to the Texas Bioenergy Policy Council for terms to expire Jan. 1, 2015. The council fosters development within the bioenergy industry, and creates next-generation biofuels energy research and economic development.

Bruce Bagelman of Dallas is of counsel at Lackey Hershman LLP and former president of Green Spot Market and Fuels which was founded in 2008. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association and National Association of Convenience Stores. He is also a founder and board member of the White Rock Local Market. Bagelman received a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas and a law degree from the University of Houston Law Center.

Michael Doguet of Nome is president of Doguet Turf Farms and Doguet's Diamond D Ranch, and general manager of Doguet's Rice Milling Company. He is a member of the U.S. Rice Millers Association, Turfgrass Producers of Texas, Texas Brangus Breeders Association, Southeast Texas Bioenergy Alliance, and Jefferson County Agricultural Committee. He is also past president of the Texas Rice Improvement Association, and a past member of the Texas Organic Agricultural Independent Advisory Board and Texas Agricultural Wildlife Research and Management Advisory Board. Doguet received an associate degree from Lamar University.

Michael Kerby Jr. of Houston is manager of global chemical research at ExxonMobil Chemical Co. He is a member of the National Academies Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Council for Chemical Research, and American Chemical Society. He is a past recipient of the American Chemical Society's 2008 Heroes of Chemistry Award, and holds more than 30 U.S. patents. He is also a volunteer with United Way of Baytown and the American Cancer Society. Kerby received a bachelor's degree from the University of Dayton and a doctorate of inorganic chemistry from the University of Texas.

Jeffrey Trucksess of Austin is a founder of Green Earth Fuels. He is a board member of Sustainable Oils and Tellus Technology, and is president of the Biodiesel Coalition of Texas. Trucksess received a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas.

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