I thought you might like to see who Governor Perry has appointed to the Texas Commission on the Arts. Below is the press release:
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry appointed six to the Texas Commission on the Arts for terms to expire Aug. 31, 2013. The commission encourages appreciation for fine arts in Texas and acts in an advisory capacity regarding the construction and remodeling of state buildings and works of art.
Alphonse Dotson of Voca is owner and president of Certenberg Vineyards Inc., and president of the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association. He is being reappointed to the commission. Dotson is experienced in the purchasing and sale of fine arts, precious gems and metals. Additionally, he is a former professional football player, teacher and juvenile probation officer. Dotson received a bachelor’s degree from Grambling College.
Susan Howard-Chrane of Boerne is an award-winning actress and Emmy and Golden Globe award nominee. She is being reappointed to the commission, and formerly served as a member of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. Howard-Chrane is a board member and executive council member of the National Rifle Association (NRA). She is also chair of the NRA Public Affairs Committee. She is a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Association, and Writer’s Guild of America. Howard-Chrane is a member of Operation Game Thief and the Church on the Way Servants Council in San Antonio. She attended the University of Texas at Austin.
Molly Hipp Hubbard of Houston is director of development for special projects at Rice University. She formerly worked as director of development at the Austin Museum of Art and development consultant for the Texas Fine Arts Association. Additionally, she served as a host committee member of the Alley Theater, Museum of Fine Arts-Houston and Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Hubbard received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas. She replaces Victoria Lightman of Houston.
Lee William McNutt of Dallas is co-founder of TCIP Investment Partnership. He is a board member of the Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana, and Tradesman Truck Accessories of Winters. He is a past board member of the Dallas Museum of Art Finance and Budget, International Trade Association of Dallas and National Federation of Independent Business Foundation. Additionally, McNutt is past Navarro county chairman for the Texans’ War on Drugs Committee. He received a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Southern Methodist University, and master in business administration degree from Vanderbilt University. McNutt lives in Dallas with his wife, Susana, and children Rabel, Will, and Thomas. He replaces Loren McKibbens of Dallas.
Jeanne Parker of Austin is co-owner of J & R Development Inc. and is currently developing an online health and wellness website. She volunteers with the St. David’s Foundation, Center for Child Protection, and Helping Hand Society. Parker is also a founding committee member of Power of the Purse and board member of the Alzheimer’s Board of Central Texas. She replaces W.C. Abernathy of Archer City.
Dr. Paul K. McCash Jr. of Texarkana is a retired dermatologist and a current member of the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra. He is past president of the Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council, Texarkana Independent School District Board of Trustees, and Texas Association of School Boards. He is also a past member of the National School Board Association and Texarkana Library Board of Directors. McCash served in the U.S. Air Force, and received a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University and medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He replaces Mildred Witte of Tyler.
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