Perry's Commissioners

TPW Commissioners promoted or appointed by Gov. Rick Perry

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission consists of nine members appointed by the Governor and subject to Senate confirmation. Commissioners serve staggered terms of six years, with the terms of three members expiring every two years. Gov. Rick Perry has appointed three TPW commissioners, and promoted Bush appointee Katharine Idsal to commission chair (replacing Lee Bass of Fort Worth). There is currently one vacancy. These are the commissioners promoted or appointed by Gov. Perry:


Katharine Armstrong Idsal, Chair

TPW commissioner since 1999, past vice-president of the Dallas Zoological Society, and a former member of the Central Park Conservancy of New York.


Donato D. Ramos

Founding partner in the Laredo law firm of Person, Whitworth, Ramos, Borchers and Morales, L.L.P. Vice-chairman of the Texas Board of Law Examiners, member of the American Hereford Association and the Laredo International Fair and Exposition Advisory Council, and former board member of Senepol Cattle Breeders Association.


Philip O'B. Montgomery, III

President of P. O'B. Montgomery & Co. (Dallas), which specializes in developing shopping centers. Former director of Texas Bank & Trust and Checktronix; member of the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations, and a trustee of Hockaday School.


Joseph B.C. Fitzsimons

Partner in the San Antonio law firm of Perry, Kellogg & Fitzsimons, L.L.P., president of San Pedro Ranch, a ranching and wildlife management company in Dimmit County, and partner in the Presidian Group. Founding director of the Natural Resources Foundation of Texas and vice-president of the Texas Wildlife Association.

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