Governor Abbott Names Chair And Appoints Three To Manufactured Housing Board
Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Ronald M. “Ronnie” Richards and appointed Keith C. Thompson to the Manufactured Housing Board for terms set to expire on January 31, 2023. He also appointed Sylvia Acuff for a term set to expire on January 31, 2019. Additionally, he named Sheila M. Vallés-Pankratz as Chair. The board regulates the manufactured housing industry in Texas.
Ronald M. “Ronnie” Richards of Clear Lake Shores is co-owner of Butler’s Courtyard, a wedding and reception venue in League City’s Historic District. He retired after a 45 year career as vice president of marketing for American Homestar Corporation. He is a member of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, League City Convention and Visitors Advisory Board, and the League City Chamber of Commerce and president of the League City Historical Society. Richards received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Houston.
Keith C. Thompson of Lubbock is an attorney and principal at The Law Office of Keith C. Thompson, PC. He specializes in business, commercial, and real estate law and is a certified Attorney Ad Litem. Thompson received a Bachelor of Business Administration from California State University, San Bernardino, a Master of Business Administration from Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business, and a Juris Doctor degree from Texas Tech University School of Law.
Sylvia Acuff of Little Elm is a retired manager of a pediatric cardiology practice at Medical City Dallas. She previously worked as a regional sales representative at Virtual Prototypes, a flight simulation software company and at Virgin Interactive Entertainment, a video gaming software company. Acuff is a former member of the Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Denton Chapter.
Sheila M. Vallés-Pankratz is executive vice president of Hollis Rutledge and Associates Inc. She is a member and past board president of the Mission Library Board and commissioner of the Mission Housing Authority Board. She is a former member and chair of the Hidalgo County Workforce Board Planning Committee and former member of the Mission Chamber of Commerce. Vallés-Pankratz received a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas Pan American and a Master of Public Administration, with a specialization in fiscal administration, from Ohio State University.