Governor Abbott Appoints Alvis, Meade To Texas Transportation Commission

~ Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Alejandro "Alex" G. Meade, III and Steven D. Alvis to the Texas Transportation Commission for terms set to expire on February 1, 2025 and February 1, 2029 respectively. The Commission is responsible for policymaking regarding the state's highway system, developing a statewide transportation plan, assisting the development of public transportation, and adopting rules for TxDOT's operation.

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa expressed his appreciation for Governor Abbott's appointment of Alex Meade to the Texas Transportation Commission. He noted Meade's knowledge and experience with both the public and private sectors, as well as his banking and finance background. Senator Hinojosa expressed confidence that Meade will work tirelessly to provide transportation solutions that will take care of the needs of all Texans.

Senator Lois Kolkhorst also expressed her gratitude for Governor Abbott's decision to appoint Steve Alvis to the Texas Transportation Commission. She believes Alvis will bring a wealth of business knowledge to the Commission and be a great voice for her constituents and all Texans. Senator Kolkhorst is confident that Alvis' problem-solving talents will help push solutions to all of our state's mobility challenges.

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Alejandro "Alex" G. Meade, III is executive vice president of Texas Regional Bank and has served in various roles such as city manager for the City of Pharr, chief executive officer of the Mission Economic Development Corporation, board member of the Border Trade Alliance, former board of regent for Texas State Technical College System, and a former member of the Texas Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics from St. Edward's University, Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Brownsville, Master of Public Administration from the University of Texas Pan American, is certified as an economic development finance professional by the National Development Council and a certified public manager by the National Certified Public Manager Consortium; he is also an alumnus of the Texas Lyceum.

Steven D. Alvis is co-founder and managing partner at NewQuest Properties; he is chairman at Texas Facilities Commission; member at Young President's Organization (YPO), former chairman and vice chairman at YPO; member at Chief Executives Organization; International Council of Shopping Centers; Waller County Economic Development Partnership; holds a Bachelor Science in Animal Science from Texas A&M University; attended Texas A&M School Veterinary Medicine.

These appointments are subject to Senate confirmation before they can take effect on February 1st 2025 or 2029 respectively.

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