Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Economic Incentive Oversight Board

January 19, 2016 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Abbott has appointed Adriana Cruz, Trevor Pearlman and Massey Villarreal to the Economic Incentive Oversight Board for terms to expire at the pleasure of the Governor. The Board was created by HB 26 (Chen Button, R-Richardson), which eliminated the Emerging Technology Fund. The Board will review the effectiveness and efficiency of state incentive programs and funds administered by the offices of the Governor, the Comptroller and the Department of Agriculture. The Board will make recommendations to the Legislature on each program.

Adriana Cruz of San Marcos is president of the Greater San Marcos Partnership. She is a member of the Texas Economic Development Council, Industrial Asset Management Council, Austin Area Research Organization and Texas State University's STAR Park Advisory Committee. Additionally, she is treasurer of the Foreign Trade Zone of Central Texas and board member of United Way of Hays County. Cruz received a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin.

Trevor Pearlman of Dallas is founding partner of Tregan Partners. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the International Council of Shopping Centers and the National Association of Royalty Owners. He is a member and past chapter chair of the Young Presidents’ Organization, president of the Champions of Discovery Foundation and a guest speaker for the American Leadership Academy. Additionally, he is a member of the Parish Episcopal School Headmaster’s Advisory Council, Longhorn Athletic Foundation Advisory Council and The University of Texas College of Liberal Arts Advisory and Development Council, and he is a past member of the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law Executive Board. Pearlman received a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

Massey Villarreal of Sugar Land is CEO and president of Precision Task Group, Inc. He is a board member of the Lone Star College Foundation and the American Red Cross Greater Houston Chapter, and is a former chairman and former member of the Texas Economic Development Corporation and the Texas State University System Board of Regents. He is former chairman of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he has served on boards for Bio Houston, Houston Technology Center, Houston Community College Foundation, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Houston Final Four Committee and Houston Super Bowl XXXVIII. Villarreal received a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M Corpus Christi.