Governor Abbott Appoints Wright, Koerner To Texas Veterans Commission

March 28, 2024 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Charles “Chuck” Wright and reappointed Laura Koerner to the Texas Veterans Commission for terms set to expire on December 31, 2029. The Commission serves as the state appointed advocate for Texas veterans as they attempt to secure the benefits rightfully earned in exchange for their service in our nation's armed forces.

Charles “Chuck” Wright of Frisco is a financial planner and founder of Lone Star Wealth Strategies. He is a board member of United Service Organizations of Dallas/Fort Worth and the One Star Foundation. Additionally, he is a lifetime and founding member of the Collin County Marine Corps League.  He served in the United States Marine Corps as a CH 46 pilot. Wright received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics from The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Laura Koerner of Fair Oaks Ranch is a director of portfolio management at USAA. She served in the United States Navy as a Surface Warfare (Nuclear) Officer onboard USS MAHAN (DDG 72) and USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), earning 2 Navy Commendation Medals and a Navy Achievement Medal. She is a Blue & Gold Officer with the admissions department of the United States Naval Academy and member of the Project Management Institute, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association & Foundation, and American Legion. Koerner received a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was qualified as a nuclear propulsion plant operator at the Naval Nuclear Power School.