Governor Abbott Appoints Steen and Names Rivera Chair of Texas Lottery Commission

July 21, 2020 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed James H.C. “Jamey” Steen to the Texas Lottery Commission for a term that will expire on February 1, 2025. Additionally, Governor Abbott has named Robert Rivera as Chair of the Texas Lottery Commission. The commission controls and supervises the operations of the state lottery and bingo, ensuring that all games are conducted fairly and in compliance with state law.

James H.C. “Jamey” Steen of Houston is a partner in Buckhorn Resources, L.P., where he works with private mineral and royalty investment funds. He maintains life memberships with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Mensa, Texas Southwest Cattle Raisers, and the Texas Land & Mineral Owners Association. He volunteers with the National Eagle Scout Association, the Sons of the Republic of Texas - William Barret Travis Chapter No. 7, and as a trustee of the San Jacinto Museum of History Association. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.

Robert Rivera of Dallas is a Director at FMSBonds, Inc. Governor Abbott first appointed Rivera to the Lottery Commission in 2015. He previously served on the Arlington, Texas city council from 2005 to 2017, and he is a former chairman of the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau. He previously served as a board member for several non-profit & civic organizations, including YMCA; Big Brothers, Big Sisters; the Salvation Army; and the National Association of Latino Elected Officials. Rivera received a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas at Arlington.