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Brint Ryan

Brint Ryan — Chairman, UNT System Board of Regents
Mr. Ryan was appointed to the Board in August 2009. His term expires in May 2015. He received his bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees in UNT’s five-year accounting program. He was named a Distinguished Alumnus in 2009 and received the Outstanding Alumnus Serviced Award in 2003. He was also named Alumnus of the Year by the Department of Accounting in 1997. He is Chairman and CEO of Ryan, LLC, a leading international tax services firm headquartered in Dallas. Mr. Ryan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Texas Association of Business Executive Committee, and is a board member of the Texas Taxpayers and Research Association. He lives in Dallas.

   
Michael R. Bradford

Michael R. Bradford
Mr. Bradford was appointed to the Board in August 2009. His term expires in May 2015. Mr. Bradford received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Texas Christian University. He is Midland County Judge and an oil and gas producer. He is president of the Natural Resources Foundation of Texas, founder of the Natural Resources Institute, and chairman of the Conference of Urban Counties. Throughout his career, he has served on several commissions and boards, including the Finance Commission of Texas. He is a member of the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Board on Children’s Issues and past director of the Texas Lyceum. He lives in Midland.

   
Milton B. Lee

Milton B. Lee
Mr. Lee was appointed to the Board in May 2013. His term expires in May 2017. Mr. Lee received his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a registered professional engineer. He is recently retired as the CEO of CPS Energy, a municipally owned electric and gas company serving San Antonio. Mr. Lee has held a number of prominent positions in the electric utility industry, including serving on the ERCOT Board of Directors and Technical Advisory Committee and the Texas Public Power and Large Public Power Associations. He has also served on several medical research boards and educational foundations in Texas. He lives in San Antonio and works in Austin.

   
Steve Mitchell

Steve Mitchell
Mr. Mitchell was appointed to the Board in August 2009. His term expires in May 2015. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in UNT's five-year accounting program. He is a project manager for Thomson Reuters. Mr. Mitchell served as Richardson mayor from 2007 to 2009, and he has served on the Richardson City Council since 2005. He is a member of the Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition and the Richardson Rotary Club, and is a past member of the Commission on State Emergency Communications, Richardson City Plan Commission and Sign Control boards, and Richardson YMCA Board of Directors. He lives in Richardson.

   
Donald Potts, Board of Regents

Donald Potts — Vice Chairman, UNT System Board of Regents
Mr. Potts was appointed to the Board in September 2011. His term expires in May 2017. Mr. Potts is founder of Capital Institutional Services, and an institutional broker and dealer. He is a member of the American and New York Stock exchanges, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Dallas Security Traders Association, and Securities Investors Protection Corporation. He is a member of the Alliance in Support of Independent Research, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, National Center for Policy Analysis, Chief Executive Round Table, Dallas Citizen's Council and UNT President's Council. He is also a board member of the Hope Cottage Foundation and UNT Foundation, a member of the UNT Foundation Executive Committee, and chair of the UNT Foundation Investment Committee. Potts served in the Texas National Guard. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas. Mr. Potts lives in Dallas.

   
Brint Ryan

Rusty Reid
Mr. Reid was appointed to the Board in July 2013. His term expires in May 2019. He received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Insurance from the University of North Texas. He is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). Regent Reid is the president and CEO of Higginbotham and Associates located in Fort Worth, Texas. He has served as the Chairman of the Fort Worth Young Presidents' Organization, a board member of Delta Phi Chapter of Theta Chi, and executive board member for the Community Foundation of North Texas. In addition to many other civic organizations, he is also a member of several insurance industry groups. Mr. Reid lives in Fort Worth.

   
Gwyn Shea

Gwyn Shea
Gwyn Shea was reappointed to the Board in July 2013. Her term expires in May 2019. Shea attended the University of North Texas and Dallas Baptist University and graduated from the Dallas Baptist University Police Academy. She is a certified police officer. Shea served as Texas’ secretary of state — the top elections official in the state — from 2002 to 2003. Elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1982, she represented the Irving area for the next 10 years. She lives in Irving.

   
Al Silva

Al Silva
Mr. Silva was reappointed to the Board in September 2011. His term expires in May 2017. Mr. Silva is COO of Labatt Food Service. He is board chair of Generation Texas, a member of Texas Cavaliers, and past chairman of Episcopal Community Services for the Diocese of West Texas and Alamo Heights Independent School District Board. He is also a past board member of Junior Achievement of San Antonio. Silva received a bachelor's degree from Texas Lutheran College and attended graduate studies at the University of Americas in Mexico. Mr. Silva lives in San Antonio

   
Al Silva

B. Glen Whitley
Mr. Whitley was appointed to the Board in July 2013. His term expires in May 2019. Mr. Whitley has been the Tarrant County Judge since 2006 and a member of the Tarrant County Commissioners Court since 1996. He is co-founder of Whitley Penn CPAs and Professional Consultants. He is a board member and past president of the National Association of Counties and the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), and a member and past chair of the NCTCOG Regional Transportation Council. He also is a member of the Texas Association of Counties, Texas Indigent Defense Commission and the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council. He is past chair of the Texas Conference of Urban Counties. Whitley served in the U.S. Navy Reserve and has an accounting degree from University of Texas Arlington. He lives in Hurst.

   
Chris Vera

Christopher D. Vera - Student Regent
Mr. Vera was appointed by Governor Perry in June 2014 to serve a one-year term as Student Regent on the University of North Texas System Board of Regents. Mr. Vera is currently a senior medical student at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, and is also pursuing a Master's of Public Health degree from the UNT Health Science Center--School of Public Health. He is a veteran of the United States Navy where he served as a Hospital Corpsman and supported numerous overseas deployments during his enlistment. Following an honorable discharge, he attended the University of North Texas where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Biology and minor degrees in Music and Chemistry. Mr. Vera is a native of Victoria, TX.

 

   



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