Governor Abbott Names Dan Friedkin Chairman of Parks and Wildlife Commission

July 29, 2015 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Greg Abbott today named T. Dan Friedkin of Houston Chairman of the Parks and Wildlife Commission for a term to expire at the pleasure of the Governor.

T. Dan Friedkin is chairman and chief executive officer of Friedkin Companies Inc., a holding company with investments principally in the automotive industry including Gulf States Toyota. He leads several wildlife and conservation initiatives worldwide through the Friedkin Conservation Fund and is a trustee of the Wildlife Conservation Society. He has a passion for aviation and is the founding chairman of the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation. Friedkin received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University.