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SPCA of Texas Announces New Board Members


(DALLAS, TX/McKINNEY, TX), January 22, 2019 -- The SPCA of Texas, the leading animal welfare organization in North Texas, is proud to announce its new Executive Board Committee members and new Board members for 2019.

The SPCA of Texas’s Executive Board Committee is now comprised of Patricia Villareal, Chair, Attorney, PatVillarealLaw; Steve Atkinson, Vice Chair, Realtor, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate; William B. Driscoll, Treasurer, Owner, William B. Driscoll, CPA; John Ackerman, Secretary, Executive Vice President Global Strategy & Development, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport; and James Bias, CAWA, SPCA of Texas President and CEO.

New SPCA of Texas Board Member, Hiren Patel is the Senior Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.

He joins returning board members Ambassador James W. (Wally) Brewster, Principal, Insignias Global; Roberto Cañas, Former Criminal Court Judge, Dallas County; Gustavo N. Hinojosa, AIA, IIDA, NCARB, LEED AP, Owner, HINOJOSA. Architecture & Interiors; David Kubes, Marketing Consultant; Brent Lemon, Attorney, Law Office of D. Brent Lemon; Brian Loughmiller, Partner, Loughmiller Higgins P.C., and former mayor of McKinney; Rocky McKelvey, DVM, Regional Medical Director, VCA Animal Hospitals; Jan Rees-Jones (non-voting), Co-Founder, The Rees-Jones Foundation; and Christina Sanders, Assistant General Counsel, NGP Energy Capital Management.

Patel was elected as a Board member by the SPCA of Texas’ Board of Directors on December 18, 2018 which took place at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas, Texas.

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