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Governor Perry Appoints Lubbock Woman to Texas Public Finance Authority

Governor Rick Perry appointed three individuals to the Texas Public Finance Authority. The authority issues and sells bonds for designated state agencies in order to finance the acquisition or construction of buildings.

Among them, Ruth Cory Schiermeyer of Lubbock. She is an insurance agent with MassMutual and is the managing partner of two farm partnerships.  She previously served on the Brazos River Authority Board of Directors. Schiermeyer is a member of the National Association of Life Underwriter, the Texas Association of Life Underwriters and the Lubbock Area of Life Underwriters. She serves on the board of the Life Gift Organ Donation Center, Lubbock International Airport and Lubbock Community Theatre. She is also past chairman of the Southwest Institute for Addictive Diseases. Schiermeyer received a bachelor's degree from Texas Tech University. Her term will expire Feb. 1, 2013.

D. Joseph Meister of Dallas is an associate with Hughes and Luce, L.L.P. He is a member of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers and Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce, and director of the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership of North Texas. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association and State Bar of Texas. Meister received a bachelor's degree from Saint Louis University and a master of business administration and law degree from Vanderbilt University. His term will expire Feb. 1, 2015.

Robert Thomas Roddy Jr. of San Antonio is president and CEO of Renson Enterprises and formerly served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He is chairman of the board of the Clear Lake National Bank, director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - San Antonio and president of Benson Motors Corporation. He also volunteers as director of the San Antonio Greater Chamber of Commerce, trustee of the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center, and serves on the development board of University of the Incarnate Word. Roddy received a bachelor's degree from Southwest Texas State University and a master's degree from Southern Methodist University. His term will expire Feb. 1, 2011.

These appointments are subject to senate confirmation.

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