Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Gov. Perry Appoints Seven to Nueces River Authority Board of Directors

Wednesday, May 28, 2008  •  Appointment

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has appointed seven members to the Nueces River Authority Board of Directors, which provides water, manages floods and protects the quality of water for the Nueces River.

Joe Cantu of Pipe Creek is a retired entrepreneur. He is president of the National Association of Resource Conservation and Development, Southwest States Resource Conservation and Development Association, and founder of U.S.-Mexico Border Resource Conservation and Development Coalition.  He is past president of the Texas Association of Resource Conservation and Development Areas and the Springhills Underground Water District Board of Directors.  Cantu is reappointed for a term to expire Feb 1, 2013.

Scott Petty of Hondo is manager of Petty Ranch Co. He is president of the Texas Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative and Edwards Region Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative. He is also director of the Texas Wildlife Association and a member of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association natural resources committee and the Society for Range Management. Petty received a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University. He is reappointed for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2013.

Curt Raabe of Poth is an engineer and project manager with CDS/ Muery Services. He is a member of the National and Texas Societies of Professional Engineers and American Water Works Association, and is past president of the Texas Water Utilities Association Mission District. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Three Oaks Water Supply Corporation. Raabe received a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University. He replaces August Linnartz Jr. for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2009

Thomas Reding Jr. of Portland is president of Tom Reding Co. He is a member of the business advisory council at Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend Regional Water Planning Group, and is past trustee as well as chairman of St. James Episcopal School.  He is past director of the Southwest Hardware and Implement Association, South Texas and Taft chambers of commerce and Corpus Christi Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Reding received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is reappointed for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2009.

Karen Bonner of Corpus Christi is vice president of philanthropy for Christus Spohn Health System Foundation. She is a member of the Association of Healthcare Professionals and a Commissioner on the Texas Workforce Investment Council. Bonner received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She replaces Ernest Garza of Robstown for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2011.

Rebecca Bradford of Corpus Christi is senior vice president and co-owner of Unique Staffing, a human resource outsourcing service. She is a board member of the Texas Association of Personnel Consultants and Texas Self-Insurance Association, a member of the National Association of Professional Employer Organization and the Leadership Corpus Christi Steering Committee. Bradford received a bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She replaces Patty Mueller of Corpus Christi for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2013.

Dan Leyendecker of Corpus Christi is president of LNV Engineering.  He is a member and past president of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers.  He is also past president of the Nueces chapter of the Texas Council of Engineering Companies, and a member of the American Water Works Association and the American Society of Civil Engineers.  He also serves on the city of Corpus Christi Marina Advisory Committee.  Leyendecker received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University. He is reappointed to a term to expire Feb. 1, 2013.

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