Gov. Perry Appoints Six to Texas Emerging Technology Advisory Committee
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed six members to the Texas Emerging Technology Advisory Committee for terms to expire Sept. 1, 2016. The committee recommends proposals eligible for funding through the Texas Emerging Technology Fund to the governor, lieutenant governor and speaker of the Texas House of Representatives.
Charlie Galvin of Austin is a senior program manager in Global Program Management for Infinera Corp. He is a member of the Austin Independent School District Communities in Schools Advisory Board. Galvin received a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Public Affairs from The University of Texas Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
Sha-Chelle Manning of Fairview is director of Corporate Innovation for Pioneer Natural Resources. She is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, National Association of Corporate Directors, Astrotech Corporation Board of Directors, and Loras College Board of Regents. Manning received a bachelor’s degree from Loras College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Dallas. She is reappointed to the committee.
David L. Miller of Lubbock is chief operating officer of Flat Wireless, president of MHK Holdings Inc., an adjunct faculty member of the Texas Tech University (TTU) Rawls College of Business, and past vice chancellor of Research and Commercialization for the TTU System. He is founder of the National Institute for Renewable Energy, vice chairman of the Product Development and Small Business Incubator Board, and president of CASA of the South Plains. He served in the U.S. Army. Miller received a bachelor’s degree from Midwestern State University, a law degree from the TTU School of Law, and a Master of Business Administration from the TTU Rawls College of Business. He is reappointed and will continue to serve as chair of the committee for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor.
Ofer Molad of Austin is founder, president and CEO of Persys Medical. He is a member of the Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce, and a past member of Friends of Ben-Gurion University. Molad received a bachelor’s degree from Ben-Gurion University and a master’s degree in counseling from the University of North Texas, and was a doctoral fellow of education and management at Clark University. He is reappointed to the committee.
Emil Pena of Houston is the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Program Development director for Houston Community College Southeast. He is executive director of the Global Energy Safety Institute, past executive director of Energy and Environmental Systems at Rice University, and past Deputy Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy. He is a member of the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, and vice chairman of the Upper Kirby Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #19. Pena received a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&I University and a master’s degree from The University of Texas at San Antonio.
Jaye Thompson of The Woodlands is senior vice president of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs and a past board member of Repros Therapeutics Inc. She is a past member of the Gulf Coast Regional Center of Innovation and Commercialization Executive Board, MD Anderson Technology Review Committee, and BioHouston Associate Advisory Board. She is also a past board member of Class Act Productions in The Woodlands. Thompson received a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree and doctorate of biostatistics from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health. She is reappointed to the committee.