Dionicio “Don” Flores of El Paso is a self-employed media consultant. He is a member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, National Association of Hispanic Journalists and Freedom of Information of Texas Advisory Board. He is a member of the Sun Bowl Association Advisory Board and Texas Tech University College of Mass Communication National Board of Directors. Flores received a bachelor’s degree from now Texas State University. He replaces E. Javier Loya of Houston.
Curtistene S. McCowan of DeSoto is a retired senior investigator with the Federal Trade Commission. She is a member of the DeSoto Independent School District Education Foundation Board of Directors, Dodd Education and Support Board of Directors, and Kirkwood Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Board of Trustees. She is president of the DeSoto Economic Development Corporation and Southwest Regional Social Action co-coordinator for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. McCowan received a bachelor’s degree from Dallas Baptist University. She is being reappointed.
Tracye McDaniel of Houston is executive vice president and COO of the Greater Houston Partnership. She is a member of the Texas Economic Development Corporation and United Way of Houston boards of directors, and is honorary chair of the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum Founders Club. She is past president of the Texas Association of African-American Chambers of Commerce and a past member of the United Negro College Fund Council Board. McDaniel received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She is being reappointed.
These appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.