Colleyville has been my home for over 32 years. It is a unique and wonderful city where I chose to raise my family, and where I plan to remain. I moved here because of the great location, small town feel and country atmosphere with lots of open space.
My wife, Linda, is a lifelong resident of Grapevine and Colleyville with an active history of her own. She owned a Colleyville business, served as a Colleyville City Councilman and volunteers in many organizations. She currently serves as a Board member and Officer of the GCISD Walk of Honor Committee, and four generations of her family attended GCISD. We are fortunate that all three of our children attended GCISD schools and live nearby as do our five grandchildren (soon to be six) and two great-grandchildren, with three generations of our blended family living in Colleyville.
I have devoted a great deal of effort over the years to ensure Colleyville remains the unique city that we all love. As you may know I have served in City Council Place 2, City Council Place 4 and the Mayor’s position in past years. I have been elected to City Council four times and Mayor four times.
I have also served in the local community in the Colleyville Lions Club, Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce, Colleyville Economic Development Corporation Board, Colleyville Tax Increment Finance District Board, GCISD Capital Program Committee, Colleyville Charter Commission and others. I have also served as Chairman and Treasurer of the Alliance for Higher Education and Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization. I was also a member of the Dallas Commission on International Trade; Science and Technology as well as a member of the Dallas Mayor’s Initiative to Implement the International Commission Report.
My professional career is diverse, including tenured professor of Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University, Director of a Division of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station, two successful entrepreneurial startups, and executive positions in large companies with a global span of responsibility (Frito-Lay, Brown and Williamson, Alcon Laboratories and Novartis). I have considerable experience leading organizations and managing large budgets in both industry and non-profit organizations.
I am an Engineer by training with earned B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering, a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and hold a commercial pilots license.