Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission

The Honorable
Ralph H. Duggins
Chairman

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission
600 W. Sixth, Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 877-2807 Fax


Ralph H. Duggins was appointed to the Commission by Governor Rick Perry on February 21, 2008 and was reappointed by the Governor for another six-year term in 2013. He has served as Vice-Chairman since November 3, 2011. On January 19, 2018, he was appointed Chairman by Governor Greg Abbott. Ralph Duggins is a native of Jefferson City, Missouri. He is a partner with the Fort Worth and Dallas law firm, Cantey Hanger LLP, where he specializes in civil and commercial litigation. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and of the University of Missouri Law School. Duggins is a Director of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show and a board member of The Peregrine Fund. He is a former Director of Lena Pope Home and JP Morgan Chase Bank Tarrant County. He previously served as Chair of the Board of Cook Childrens Healthcare System. Duggins is an avid fly fisherman and hunter.

 

The Honorable
S. Reed Morian

Commissioner/Vice-Chairman

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission
300 Jackson Hill
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 863-8202 Fax


S. Reed Morian was appointed to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission by Governor Rick Perry in 2009 and reappointed by Governor Greg Abbott in 2015 to a six-year term which will expire on February 1, 2021. On January 25, 2018, he was elected Vice-Chairman of the Commission. Morian serves as Chairman/CEO of DX Service Company, Inc. in Houston. He is very active in the Houston community, serving on the Board of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and past Chairman of the Houston Parks Board and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma.

 

The Honorable
Arch H. "Beaver" Aplin, III

Commissioner

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission
327 FM 2004
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
(979) 230-2068 Fax


Arch H. “Beaver” Aplin, III was appointed to the Commission by Governor Greg Abbott on November 15, 2018 for a term that will expire February 1, 2023. Arch H. “Beaver” Aplin, III is president and CEO of Buc-ee’s. He is a member of the Lieutenant Governor's Transportation Advisory Board, the Houston Methodist Hospital President’s Leadership Council, and a lifetime member of both the Coastal Conservation Association and The 100 Club. He is the former board president of the Brazosport Independent School District, a former member of the State of Texas Small Business Council, and a former member of the Brazosport Center for Arts and Sciences Board of Trustees. He was given the Outstanding Alumni Award for the College of Architecture at Texas A&M in 2012 and the M.B. Zale Visionary Merchant Award in 2018. Aplin is a lifelong outdoorsman.

 

The Honorable
Oliver J. Bell

Commissioner

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission
P. O. Box 79710
Houston, TX 77279
(832) 218-1996 Fax


Oliver J. Bell was appointed to the Commission by Governor Greg Abbott on November 15, 2018 for a term that will expire February 1, 2023. Mr. Bell is the CEO of Oliver Bell, Inc., a labor relations consulting firm that emphasizes teaching and developing leadership skills. He is also the founder of the Texas Labor and Employee Relations Consortium. Prior to founding his firm, he served as vice president of a consulting firm and preceding that, worked for Mobil Oil’s human resources group. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Association, and the Association of the United States Army. He is a member of the West Point Society of greater Houston and past member of the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity -The Boulé. He served on the Texas Southern University Board of Regents, is a former gubernatorial appointee and chairman of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice, and the former chairman of the Windham School District Board of Trustees. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and was an Airborne-Ranger qualified Army officer.

 

The Honorable
Anna B. Galo

Commissioner

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission
1202 E. Del Mar Blvd., Suite 3
Laredo, TX  78041
(956) 796-9911 Fax


Anna B. Galo was appointed to the Commission by Governor Greg Abbott on November 17, 2015 to a term which will expire February 1, 2019. Currently, Mrs. Galo is very active in her family's business, serving as co-trustee of the family mineral trust as well as Vice-President and Co-Operations Manager of several companies dealing with oil and gas holdings, commercial real estate, and ranching and hunting industries. Mrs. Galo has a longstanding history of dedication to both civic and charitable organizations. Anna served on the City of Laredo Historic Landmark Board committed to the preservation of the historic area. Anna is also a loyal advocate to fighting hunger in South Texas and is a member and immediate past president of the Board of Directors of the South Texas Food Bank. She is also immediate past president and currently serves on the Board of Directors at United Day School. She was recognized by Las Damas de la Cultura de Oro with La Dama Award and honored by LEAD Laredo into their Laredo Hall of Fame. In 2011, she and her husband John were granted the Blue Spirit of Excellence Award by the Laredo Police Officers Association. Anna was awarded Tejano Achiever by Lulac Council No.12. and inducted into the Jr. Achievement of Laredo Business Hall of Fame. Mrs. Galo is a former board member of the Border Cultural Promotion Foundation, the Laredo Center for the Arts, the Webb County Children’s Advocacy Center and a former board member and local chair of AVANCE. She is a founding member and first treasurer of The Laredo Community College Education Foundation. Mrs. Galo graduated from St. Mary's University with a BA in English, and is a former educator.

 

The Honorable
Jeanne W. Latimer

Commissioner

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission
5150 Broadway St. # 471
San Antonio, TX 7820


Jeanne W. Latimer was appointed to the Commission by Governor Greg Abbott on November 17, 2015 to a six-year term which will expire on February 1, 2021. Mrs. Latimer served as a Trustee for her family’s ranching, oil and gas interests, which included managing the Turkey Track Ranch in Hutchinson County, TX. She currently serves as an officer and director of several family companies. She served on the Vanderbilt University Alumnae Board and was her 10th year class reunion chairman. She also served on the Board of the Amarillo Museum of Art (Amarillo Art Center). In addition, she has served as St. Luke's Episcopal School (San Antonio, TX) Gala Fundraiser Chairman and on the Parent Council; Saint Mary's Hall (San Antonio, TX) 1998 Gala Fundraiser Chairman and as a volunteer for numerous events and fundraisers for the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), helping to raise funding for Type 1 diabetes research. Mrs. Latimer earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University.


 

The Honorable
James H. Lee

Commissioner

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission
1330 Post Oak Blvd
Suite 1550
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 552-1441 Fax


James H. Lee was appointed to the Commission by Governor Rick Perry on May 6, 2013 to a six-year term which will expire on February 1, 2019. Jim Lee is president of Ascendant Advisors Group, LLC, one of the oldest investment management firms in Texas, and JHL Capital Holdings, LLC, a private investment group. He is a development board member of UT Health in Houston, a trustee of the Houston Symphony Endowment, past chairman of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and a past trustee of the Texas Growth Fund. He recently served as a member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and is a past member of The Finance Commission of Texas, 2011 Texas Inaugural Committee, and Texas Advisory Council on the Digital Economy. He served as a member of the board of Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation. He was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2001 and is chairman emeritus of the Maverick PAC. Lee earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and an executive program certification from the Center for Hedge Fund Research and Education at the London Business School. Lee has two young boys and is an avid wing shooter.

 

The Honorable
Dick Scott

Commissioner

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission
P.O. Box 2489
Wimberley, TX 78676
(713) 453-2756 Fax


Dick Scott was appointed to the Commission by Governor Rick Perry on February 1, 2011 and was reappointed by Governor Greg Abbott to another six-year term which will expire on February 1, 2023. He is co-owner of Trans-Global Solutions Inc., a railroad transportation company. He is a member of Delta Sigma Pi and the Boys and Girls Country Executive Committee. He is also a volunteer contributor for the Hays County FFA and 4H clubs and a Lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and serves on their International Committee. He previously served on the Lower Colorado River Authority Board from 2009 through 2010. Scott received a bachelor's degree from Lamar University.

 

The Honorable
Lee Marshall Bass

Chairman-Emeritus

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission
201 Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 390-8408 Fax


Lee Marshall Bass was appointed to the Commission by Governor William P. Clements, Jr. on February 20, 1989 to a six-year term. On February 24, 1995, he was named Chairman and reappointed for another six-year term by Governor George W. Bush. On August 29, 2001, he was named Chairman-Emeritus by Governor Rick Perry; graduate of Yale University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the boards of the Sid W. Richardson Foundation, The Peregrine Fund, the International Rhino Foundation and Vanderbilt University.

 

The Honorable
T. Dan Friedkin

Chairman-Emeritus

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission
1375 Enclave Parkway
Houston, TX 77077
(713) 580-5220 Fax


T. Dan Friedkin was appointed to the Commission by Governor Rick Perry on May 9, 2005 and was reappointed by Governor Perry to another six-year term in 2011. He served as Chairman from September 1, 2011 through December 31, 2013 and again from July 29, 2015 to January 19, 2018. Friedkin is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Friedkin Group, with responsibility for companies and investments principally in the automotive industry. These include Gulf States Toyota, the world's fourth largest privately held Toyota distributorship. Friedkin is an avid outdoorsman who is active in wildlife conservation initiatives in the U.S. and abroad. He is a trustee of the Wildlife Conservation Society, a trustee of the Kinkaid School, member of the Young President's Organization, Chairman of the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation and serves on the advisory Board of The Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. A graduate of Georgetown University, he received a Masters Degree from Rice University.