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Governor Abbott Appoints Ten To Texas Industrialized Building Code Council

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By lauren.mccanse@gov.texas.gov The council oversees the state program regulating industrialized housing and buildings.Governor Greg Abbott yesterday appointed Stephen Shang and Roberto Lay-Su and reappointed Roland Brown, Scott McDonald, and Douglas Robinson to the Industrialized Building Code Council for terms set to expire on February 1, 2019. Additionally, he appointed Marcela Rhoads, Suzanne Arnold, and Brian Bailey and reappointed Randall Childers and W.F. “Dubb” Smith for terms set to expire on February 1, 2020. The council oversees the state program regulating industrialized housing and buildings.

Stephen Shang of Austin is CEO of Falcon Structures. He is a member of the Modular Building Institute, National Portable Storage Association, and the Young Presidents’ Organization. Additionally, he is an advisory council Member for The University Of Texas College Of Engineering and a member of the Rotary Club of Austin. Shang received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Entrepreneurial Masters Program.

Roberto Lay-Su of Sugar Land is president of LS&A Group, Inc. He is a past president of the Asian American Association of Architects and Engineers. Lay-Su received a Bachelor of Science in architectural engineering and a Master of Science in engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

Roland Brown of Midlothian is vice president of Design and Development for Ramtech Building Systems, Inc. He is government affairs chairman and vice president-elect for the Modular Building Institute and a member of the International Code Council.

Scott McDonald of Keller is director of Development Services for the City of Denton. He is a board member for the National Institute of Building Sciences and a member of the Texas Chapter of American Planning Association. McDonald received a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Public Administration from Wayland Baptist University.

Douglas Robinson of Coppell is real estate manager for North America for Williams Scotsman, Inc. He serves on the Coppell Planning and Zoning Board and on the Code Development and Government Affairs Committee for the Modular Building Institute. Additionally, he is a member of the Coppell Citizens’ Police Academy. Robinson received a Bachelor of Science in building construction from Texas A&M University at College Station.

Marcela Rhoads of Dallas is owner of Abadi Architecture and Accessibility. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Texas Society of Architects, and the Accessibility Professional Association. Additionally, she serves on the Code and Standards Committee of the American Institute of Architects Dallas Chapter and as an Architectural Advisory Board member for Tarrant County Community College. Rhoads received a Bachelor of Architecture from The University of Texas at Austin.

Suzanne Arnold of Garland is Chief Building Official for the City of Coppell. She is a member of the International Code Council and president-elect for the North Texas Chapter of the International Code Council. Additionally, she is a member of the Building Officials Association of Texas and serves on the Regional Codes Coordinating Committee and the Energy & Green Advisory Board for the North Central Texas Council of Governments. Arnold received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Texas Tech University.

Brian Bailey of Austin is President of Brian A. Bailey Homes. He is a Commissioner for the Austin Crime Commission and is a member of the University of Texas Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee. Bailey received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston.

Randall Childers of Hewitt is a building official for the City of Waco. He is a board member for the International Code Council Region X Coalition and the International Association of Building Officials. Additionally, he is a member of the International Code Council Bluebonnet Chapter and the Building Officials Association of Texas. Childers received an Associate of Applied Science in construction from Texas State Technical Institute and a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in construction from Tarleton State University.

W.F. “Dubb” Smith of Dripping Springs is president of the W.F. Smith Company, an appraisal and consulting firm. He is a member of Texas Association of Realtors, San Marcos Board of Realtors, and The Appraisal Institute. Smith received a Bachelor of Science in real estate economics and agribusiness from Texas A&M University.

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Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Governing Board Of The Texas Indigent Defense Commission

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By lauren.mccanse@gov.texas.gov Governor Greg Abbott yesterday reappointed Richard Evans and Missy Medary and appointed Chris Hill to the Governing Board of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission for terms set to expire on February 1, 2020. Governor Greg Abbott yesterday reappointed Richard Evans and Missy Medary and appointed Chris Hill to the Governing Board of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission for terms set to expire on February 1, 2020. The commission provides financial and technical support to counties to develop and maintain quality, cost-effective indigent defense systems.

Richard Evans of Bandera is the County Judge of Bandera County. He is former chair and current member of the Committee of Six and of the Alamo Area Council of Governments, and is an Eagle Scout. Evans received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southwest Texas State University.

Missy Medary of Corpus Christi is the presiding judge of the Fifth Administrative Judicial Region and judge of the 347th District Court. She is a former board member of the Corpus Christi Bar Association Board of Directors and a lifetime member of the Texas Bar Foundation. Medary received a Bachelor of Arts from University of Missouri-Columbia and a Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law.

Chris Hill of McKinney is the County Judge of Collin County. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Chartered Global Management Accountant, and Certified Fraud Examiner. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Institute of Internal Auditors. He currently serves on the board of directors for Minuteman Disaster Response, and has previously served on the board of The Samaritan Inn and Hope Women’s Center. Hill received a Bachelor of Science in political science from Texas A&M University-Commerce, a Master of Science in accounting from The University of Texas at Dallas, a Master of Business Administration from Webster University, and a Master of Pastoral Leadership from Columbia Biblical Seminary.

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Governor Abbott Appoints Todd To Texas Board Of Chiropractic Examiners

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By lauren.mccanse@gov.texas.gov Governor Greg Abbott yesterday appointed Ebony Todd to the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners for a term set to expire on February 1, 2023.Governor Greg Abbott yesterday appointed Ebony Todd to the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners for a term set to expire on February 1, 2023. The board is responsible for regulating the practice of chiropractic.

Ebony Todd of Fort Hood is an attorney and member of Jackson Todd Law, PLLC. She previously served as a judge advocate for the Department of the Army. She was honorable discharged from the United States Army. She currently volunteers at Destiny World Outreach Center and as a service chair with Rotary International. Additionally, she serves on the board of the Greater Killeen Community Clinic. Todd received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Baylor University and a Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan School of Law, now the Texas A&M School of Law.

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Governor Abbott Appoints Cain And Chody To Advisory Committee To The Texas Board Of Criminal Justice On Offenders With Medical Or Mental Impairments

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By lauren.mccanse@gov.texas.gov Governor Greg Abbott yesterday appointed Allan Cain and Robert Chody to the Advisory Committee to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023.Governor Greg Abbott yesterday appointed Allan Cain and Robert Chody to the Advisory Committee to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023. The committee advises the board and the director of the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments on matters related to offenders with medical or mental impairments and perform other duties imposed by the board.

Allan Cain of Carthage is the owner of Carthage Self Storage and Commercial Leasing. He is a former law enforcement officer and appointee to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and Texas Commission on Jail Standards. As a volunteer, he serves as an Ambassador for the Panola Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Lions Club of Panola County. Cain was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps and received a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University.

Robert Chody of Austin is the Sheriff of Williamson County, and has over twenty years of law enforcement experience. He is a former board member of the 100 Club of Central Texas and the Williamson County Brown Santa. He was honorably discharged from the United State Army and is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy. Chody received an Associate’s degree in theology form Andersonville Theological Seminary, an Associate of Arts from Liberty University, and a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from the American Military University. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas from Sam Houston State University.

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Governor Abbott Appoints Garza To Texas Commission On Fire Protection

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By lauren.mccanse@gov.texas.gov Governor Greg Abbott yesterday appointed Arminda Garza to the Texas Commission on Fire Protection for a term set to expire on February 1, 2019. Governor Greg Abbott yesterday appointed Arminda Garza to the Texas Commission on Fire Protection for a term set to expire on February 1, 2019. The commission develops and enforces statewide fire service standards and provides education and assistance to the industry.

Arminda Garza of Mission is tax preparer for A&A Electronic Tax Services and guest speaker at The University of Texas of the Rio Grande Valley. She is a member of the National Federation of Independent Business Owners, Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas, and the Latin American Immigration Association. Her volunteer work includes Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and Locks of Love. Garza received a nursing degree from Escuela y Enfermieria Jose Jose Y Cadena in Tamps, Mexico.

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