Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Gov. Perry Appoints Lee to Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission

Also reappoints Duggins to commission
Tuesday, May 07, 2013  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed James H. "Jim" Lee of Houston and reappointed Ralph Duggins III of Fort Worth to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission for terms to expire Feb. 1, 2019. The commission oversees the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Lee is president of Ascendant Advisors Group LLC and JHL Capital Holdings LLC. He is an investment adviser representative and securities principal with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, founder and past president of the Electronic Traders Association, a development board member of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, past chair of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, and a past trustee of the Texas Growth Fund. He is also a past member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Finance Commission of Texas, 2011 Texas Inaugural Committee, and Texas Advisory Council on the Digital Economy. Lee received a bachelor's degree and Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin, and executive certification from the London Business School Hedge Fund Centre.

Duggins is a partner at Cantey Hanger LLP, and is admitted to practice law before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western districts of Texas, the Eastern and Western districts of Missouri, and the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Missouri Bar, a master in the Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. He is also a past member of the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee, a board member of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, a past board member of the Lena Pope Foundation and Lena Pope Home, and past chairman of the Cook Children's Healthcare System and Cook Children's Health Foundation. Duggins received a bachelor's degree from Southern Methodist University and a law degree from the University of Missouri.

These appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.


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