GBRA Directors Elect Fogle, Mathews, and Brockman as 2014 Board Officers

Posted: December 19, 2013

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LaMarriol Smith, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, (830) 379-5822

SEGUIN- At the December meeting in Seguin, the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) Board of Directors elected board officers for 2014. Oscar Fogle of Caldwell County will serve a second term as chair, Tommy Mathews of Kendall County will serve as vice-chair, and Rusty Brockman from Comal County will serve as secretary/treasurer.

Fogle, a resident of Lockhart, Texas, serves as chair of the Agricultural Advisory Committee for the Caldwell County Appraisal District, serves on the Executive Committee of Envision Central Texas, serves on the Steering Committee of the Plum Creek Watershed Partnership, serves on the Board of Trustees of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust, is an active member of the Caldwell County Republican Party, and is a life member of the National Rifle Association and Texas State Rifle Association.

Fogle attended Texas A&I University, now Texas A&M-Kingsville. He is a past president of the Texas A&I Alumni Association, and served for sixteen years on the Board of Trustees for the Texas A&M-Kingsville Foundation.

Fogle and his wife Susie own and operate Oak Hill Ranch, where they have a commercial cattle business and employ several wildlife management practices. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and retired from a career with Exxon Corporation. As a member of Exxon’s International Oil Spill Response Team, Fogle was a deputy taskforce commander during the Exxon Valdez oil spill clean-up operations.

Mathews, a resident of Boerne, is president of Westward Environmental, Inc. and a member of the National Registry of Environmental Professionals, Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists, Associated General Contractors of Texas, and Texas Hot Mix Asphalt Pavement Association, and president of the Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District.

Mathews is past board chair of the Allied Division of the Texas Aggregate and Concrete Association, and a past board member and past secretary of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association. He is also past president of the Hill Country Alliance of Groundwater Conservation Districts, past citizen representative of the Lower Guadalupe River Water Supply Project Advisory Forum, and past board secretary of the Winston School San Antonio Board. Mathews received a bachelor's degree from Trinity University.

Brockman, a resident of New Braunfels, is director of economic development for the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Inc. He is vice-chair of the Texas Economic Development Council, economic development committee chair of the Austin/San Antonio IH-35 Corridor Council, a life member of the Texas Parent/Teacher Association, and a member of the International Economic Development Council. Brockman is also director and past president of the New Braunfels Breakfast Lions.

He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Houston, a teaching certification from the University of Houston at Clear Lake, and a master's degree in education and a professional administrator certification from Stephen F. Austin State University. Brockman is appointed for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2017.

Fogle, Mathews, and Brockman are appointees of Governor Rick Perry.

Other members of the GBRA board of directors are Grace Kunde, Guadalupe County; Darrell McLain, Gonzales County; Don B. Meador, Hays County; Dennis Patillo, Victoria County; Kenneth Motl, Calhoun County; and William R. Carbonara, DeWitt County.

The GBRA was established by the Texas Legislature in 1933 as a water conservation and reclamation district. GBRA provides stewardship for the water resources in its 10-county statutory district, which begins near the headwaters of the Guadalupe and Blanco rivers, ends at San Antonio Bay, and includes Kendall, Comal, Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Gonzales, DeWitt, Victoria, Calhoun, and Refugio counties.




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