Governor Abbott Appoints Three To OneStar Foundation

May 15, 2024 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Abidali “Abid” Neemuchwala and reappointed Michael Parker and Robert G. "Bob" Wright, II to the OneStar Foundation for terms set to expire on March 15, 2027. The OneStar Foundation provides technical assistance, education, information, and other support to Texas’ extensive volunteer community and works to improve and strengthen the state’s volunteerism and community service infrastructure.

Abidali “Abid” Neemuchwala of Little Elm is a technology executive and investor. He is co-founder and director of Dallas Venture Capital and chairman of AXISCADES Inc. Additionally, he is a board member of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. Neemuchwala received a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication from the National Institute of Technology, Raipur, India, and a master’s degree in industrial management from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India.

Michael Parker of Weatherford is a civil trial attorney and managing partner of Parker LL. He currently holds the rank of Major in the Texas State Guard and previously served with distinction in the California State Guard. He is a member of the Federal Bar Association - and its Ethics Committee, Access to Justice Committee, and Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. Additionally, he is a member of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, National Board of Trial Advocacy, lifetime member of the State Guard Association of the United States and the National Guard Association of Texas, as well as chair of the State Guard Association of the United States. Parker received a Bachelor of Science from Pepperdine University and Juris Doctor with honors from Whittier Law School.

Robert G. "Bob" Wright, II of Dallas is the founder and lead attorney of Wright.Law and a professor of practice in social entrepreneurship at The University of Texas at Dallas. Wright received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Allegheny College and Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor from Texas Tech University.