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Governor Abbott Names Steen Presiding Officer Of Texas Racing Commission

Thursday, January 12, 2017  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment
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Governor Greg Abbott has named John Steen, III presiding officer of the Texas Racing Commission. The commission oversees pari-mutuel wagering on horse and greyhound racing.

John Steen, III of Houston is vice president of business development for Sage Midstream. He is a chartered financial analyst charterholder and a past gubernatorial appointee on the State Board of Dental Examiners. Steen received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Vanderbilt University, a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Arts in international studies from the University of Pennsylvania.