North Texas Commission appoints 2014 Executive Committee and Board of Directors

October 9, 2013

The North Texas Commission announced the election and appointment of its new officers, executive committee and directors to its board. David Tesmer, senior vice president, Advocacy and Community Benefit for Texas Health Resources, will serve as the 2014 chairman of the North Texas Commission. Gray Mayes, director, government relations, Texas Instruments, will serve as vice chairman and Dan Johnson, city manager for the City of Richardson, will serve as treasurer. Former Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief of Mike Moncrief Investments will become the immediate past chairman.

The following directors remain on the Executive Committee for 2014: Sandra Doyle, director, public affairs, Atmos Energy; Dan Hagan, managing director/corporate affairs, American Airlines; Bob Pence, president and CEO of Freese and Nichols, Inc.; Holly Reed, regional vice president, AT&T; Stephen Tolerico, chief marketing officer, Sewell Automotive Companies; Kevin Ward, general manager, Trinity River Authority; and Hal Thorne, OnePrime; will serve as general counsel and will serve as immediate past chairman.

Newly appointed board members are: Mayor Douglas Athas, City of Garland; Kenneth Cook, Banyan Water ; Tim Dant, DFW Hyatt Regency; A.C. Gonzales, City of Dallas; Susan Halsey, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce; Bob Hunt, Miller Coors; Cary Israel, Collin College District; Dr. Dan Jones, Texas A&M Commerce; Dr. Vistasp Karbhari, The University of Texas at Arlington; Elizabeth Killinger, Reliant Energy; Michelle Miller, Verizon Wireless; Regina Montoya, Children’s Medical Center; Rosa Navejar, The Rios Group; Clay Phillips, City of Coppell; Steve Polasek, City of Keller; Dev Rastogi, URS, Corp.; Terry Reininger, Composite Technology, Inc., United Technologies; Brian Riordan, Capitol One; Dan Waldmann, Tenet Healthcare Corporation; Sarah Walls, Cantey Hanger; and Marty Wieder, City of Colleyville.

New Ex-Officio Board members are Hon. Maurine Dickey, Hope for the Brave; Mike Eastland, North Central Texas Council of Governments; Steve Love, DFW Hospital Council; and TD Smyers, American Red Cross – North Texas Region.