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Gov. Perry Appoints Three Individuals to Texas Board of Architectural Examiners

Tuesday, May 03, 2005  •  Appointment

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced the appointment of three individuals to the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners for terms to expire Jan. 31, 2011. The board regulates the practice of architecture, landscape architecture and interior design throughout the state.

James S. Walker II of Houston is president of James S. Walker Architects. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Texas Society of Architects, the National Organization of Minority Architects, and the Association of Black Consulting Engineers and Architects. Walker is a member of the Houston Citizen Chamber of Commerce, the University of Houston Alumni Organization and the Texas Southern University Alumni Organization. He is a former board member of the Woodland Christian Tower. A graduate of the University of Houston, he received a master’s degree from Texas Southern University.

Rosemary A. Gammon of Plano is a national account manager with Orthofix, Inc. She serves on the Texas Workers’ Compensation Stakeholders Group and the Texas Workers’ Compensation Commission Medical Advisory Committee. Gammon is a board member of the Texas Association of Business and previously served on the Texas Department of Insurance Clean Claims Task Force. She is a graduate of the Academy of Healthcare Management.

Peggy Lewene “Lew” Vassberg of Lyford is president of Valley Designs, Inc. She is the industry partner director and serves on the board of regents of the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers. Vassberg is a former board member and former vice president of the Texas Association of Interior Designers. She is an allied member of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID), honorary life member of the American Heart Association and past board member of the Texas Retailers Association. Vassberg has served on the board of the American Heart Association of Harlingen, the Valley Zoological Society and the Boy Scouts of America in Harlingen. She received the Texas Chapter ASID Legacy of Design Award for Healthcare in 2004 for the Children’s Center at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen.

These appointments are subject to senate confirmation.

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