Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Texas Emergency Services Retirement System Board Of Trustees
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jerry Romero, Matthew “Matt” Glaves, and Nathan Douglas to the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System Board of Trustees for terms set to expire on September 1, 2025. The board oversees and governs a dedicated retirement fund for volunteer firefighters and emergency services personnel in Texas.
Jerry Romero of El Paso is a Vice President of Community Development for Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. He previously served as a gubernatorial appointee on the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation Board of Directors, and on the Texas Workforce Development Council. He is a board member of United Way of El Paso, president of the El Paso Housing Finance Corporation, and is active in a number of other volunteer roles in his community. Romero attended The University of Texas-El Paso and studied in the field of finance. Additionally, he attended a number of certification programs including The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business for a Compliance Officer certificate, University of Minnesota Minneapolis for a Community Development Officer certificate, and the University of California John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management Latino Leadership Program.
Matthew “Matt” Glaves of Alvin is a sales manager with Blue Bell Creameries. He is a current captain and investigator with the Alvin Volunteer Fire Department, and he is a retiree of the pension system. He is a the treasurer of the Brazoria County Emergency Services District #3, past president of the Kiwanis Club of Alvin, and an instructor of the municipal fire school of the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service. Additionally, he is a member of the Knights of Columbus #6403 in Alvin/Manvel and a drive coordinator for the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center.
Nathan Douglas of Seabrook is Assistant Chief of the Seabrook Volunteer Fire Department, and is the Captain over Compliance and Inspection for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, where he has worked for nearly 30 years. As the Captain over the Compliance and Inspection Division, he oversees a team of 10 personnel that ensure the Harris County Sheriff's Office stays in compliance with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards for the Criminal Justice Command. He is certified as a master peace officer, an emergency medical technician, and firefighter, and is a member of the FBI National Academy Association. Douglas received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Houston, and he earned a criminal justice certificate from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.