Governor Abbott Appoints Strawther and Boyd to Texas Military Preparedness Commission

November 23, 2021 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Abbott has appointed Timothy "Tim" Strawther and Michael "Mike" Boyd to the Texas Military Preparedness Commission for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023 and February 1, 2025, respectively. The Commission seeks to preserve, protect, expand, and attract new military missions, assets, and installations. Additionally, the Commission encourages defense-related businesses to expand or relocate in Texas.

Timothy "Tim" Strawther of Bulverde is the Lead Executive for San Antonio at Lockheed Martin Corporation. He is a member of the Air Force Association, the United States Air Force Academy Association of Graduates, and Rotary International and is on the Board of Directors of I Care San Antonio and The Dee Howard Foundation. Additionally, he is an Honorary Commander of the 12th Flying Training Wing and of the 433rd Airlift Wing. He served in the United States Air Force from 1983-2009. Strawther received a Bachelor of Science from the United States Air Force Academy, a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies from Air University, and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Valdosta State University.

Michael "Mike" Boyd of Christoval is the Chairman of Housley Communications, Inc. He currently serves as a trustee of San Angelo Health Foundation, President of the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo, and former trustee of Shannon Board of Trustees. He served in the Texas National Guard from 1974-2005. Boyd received a Bachelor in Business Administration from Texas A&M University and a Master’s in Banking from Southwestern Graduate School of Banking.