Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Small Business Assistance Advisory Task Force

June 17, 2020 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Michael Guyton and appointed Eduardo Contreras and Lisa Fullerton to the Small Business Assistance Advisory Task Force for terms set to expire June 14, 2021. The task force advises and assists the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the House with issues that relate to small businesses, and provides information in plain language to the public on issues related to small businesses.

Michael Guyton of Mansfield is Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer of Oncor Electric Delivery. He is a board trustee for Texas Health Resources in Arlington, a board trustee and chairman of the Fort Worth Harris Methodist Hospital, and a member of The University of Texas at Arlington Foundation Board. Additionally, he is a past executive board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas and past chairman of the board of Tarrant County Metropolitan United Way. Guyton received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington.  

Eduardo Contreras of Austin is Founder and CEO of ALCON DTS, and has worked in IT security, networking, telecommunications and software industries for the past 20 years. He founded his first company in 2001 and has served as both CEO and board member to several diverse companies. He is a board member of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, member of the NFIB Leadership Council, and member of the Forbes Entrepreneur & Small Business Forum.

Lisa Fullerton of San Antonio is President and CEO of A Novel Idea, LLC. which owns and operates multiple Auntie Anne’s and a co-branded Cinnabon in San Antonio Texas. She is chair of Public Policy for the National Association of Women Business Owners San Antonio (NAWBO-SA). She is an executive board member for the North San Antonio Chamber and current chair of the Small Business Committee. As a 20 year Franchisee Veteran, she serves on the Auntie Anne’s Franchise Advisory Council. Lisa is a passionate board member of C12- Christian CEO, Peer to Peer group. Additionally, she is a member of the NFIB-Texas serving on the Leadership Trust Advisory Board and the Texas State University Leadership Council. Fullerton received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas State University.