The Nueces River Authority is governed by a 21-member Board of Directors, appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Each member serves 6-year terms or until a successor has been appointed. Member terms are staggered, with one-third of the directors taking office on February 1 of each off-number year. The Board’s membership is comprised of four members who are residents of Nueces County, two members of San Patricio County, and two members who are residents of Jim Wells County. Not more than two persons who reside in any other county which lies wholly or partly within the authority may be appointed to serve on the Board at the same time.
Officers of the Nueces River Authority are President; a Vice President from the Upper Basin; a Vice President from the Lower Basin, a Secretary-Treasurer, all of whom shall be members of the Board of Directors; and an Executive Director, who need not be a member of the Board of Directors.
The Board meets quarterly, with all meetings being posted in compliance with the Open Meetings Act of the State of Texas. All meetings of the Board of Directors and all committee meetings are open to the public.
|Dan Leyendecker, P.E.||President||Corpus Christi, Texas||3/22/16||8/9/19||2/1/25|
|Tomas Ramirez, III||First Vice President||Devine, Texas||6/3/10||12/8/16||2/1/21|
|Eric Burnett||Second Vice President||Portland, Texas||10/17/04||5/4/21||2/1/27|
|Armandina (Dina) Ramirez||Ex.Com. Member-at-Large||Karnes City, Texas||5/22/13||8/9/19||2/1/25|
|Jane D. Bell||Corpus Christi, Texas||8/9/12||2/1/25|
|Allan P. Bloxsom, III||Boerne, Texas||12/8/16||2/1/21|
|Dane Brunn||Corpus Christi, Texas||5/22/13||8/9/2019||2/1/25|
|Marshall E. Davidson||Ingleside, Texas||3/28/19||2/1/23|
|Chad H. Foster, Jr.||Uvalde, Texas||3/28/19||2/1/23|
|Annelise V. Gonzalez||San Antonio, Texas||3/28/19||2/1/23|
|Debra Y. Hatch||Corpus Christi, Texas||3/28/19||2/1/23|
|Karin E. Knolle||Sandia, Texas||3/28/19||5/4/21||2/1/21|
|Stacy Meuth||Floresville, Texas||5/4/21||2/1/27|
|David Purser||Karnes City, Texas||5/22/13||8/9/19||2/1/25|
|William J. (Bill) Schuchman||Jourdanton, Texas||3/28/19||2/1/23|
|Anita Shackelford||Leakey, Texas||8/9/19||2/1/25|
|Howard A. (Tony) Wood||Corpus Christi, Texas||3/28/19||2/1/23|
|Elizabeth Perez-Aliseda, OD||Beeville, Texas||2/1/23||2/1/27|
|Ross G. Cansino||Georgewest, Texas||2/1/23||2/1/27|
Stacy was born and raised in Wilson County. She attended Floresville High School before earning her bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary studied from the University of the Incarnate Word. Stacy is the Executive Administrator and co-owner with her husband, Bill, of BRM Trucking and Construction LLC. She is a former public-school educator where she taught the gifted and talented program. She went on to become the gifted and talented testing director before leaving the public school system.
Stacy is very active in her community having held key officer positions in many organizations. Today, she serves as President of the Floresville ISD Education Foundation as well as an active member of the Wilson County Leadership Board, Auction Team of the Wilson County Livestock Show, and Advisor of the Texas Junior Simmental Simbrah Association. She is also a part of the Battle of the Cattle team, which produced the Patriot Junior Market Steer Show, The Next Generation Showmanship Academy, and the inaugural Show Steer Junior Nations. In 2021, Stacy was appointed to the Board of Directors by Governor Gregg Abbott.
Marshall describes himself as a father, business owner, entrepreneur, musician, and community leader. Marshall has a demonstrated history of building companies and teams in the industrial service sector especially for design-build construction projects. He is skilled in the design and construction of heavy marine installations, petrochemical development, industrial construction, public infrastructure, procurement, and proposal writing. He is the Chairman of the Board for the San Patricio County Economic Development Corporation and participates in several widely recognized charity organizations. Marshall has a Bachelor of Arts degree focused in Economics and Latin American Studies, and a Minor of Business Administration for the University of Texas at Austin.
William “Bill” Schuchman
For the past 20 years Bill has been ranching in LaParita, Texas, raising Axis, Red Deer, and Capybaras. He is currently Executive Director of Environmental / Safety Compliance Co-op. He has authored and co-authored books on terrorism, security, and environmental crimes. He also is an instructor and trainer for programs dealing with counter terrorism, vulnerability studies and special response investigations.
Bill is a veteran serving in the Vietnam war as a US Army Medic. He is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of the American Legion, and is past president of the Jourdanton Rotary Club, Co-Director of the Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Christine Methodist Church.
An Environmental Engineer by trade, he is certified as an Environmental & Safety Compliance Officer, and a Registered Environmental Manager. Bill was appointed to the Nueces River Authority Board of Directors in 2019 by Governor Gregg Abbott.
Annelise V. Gonzales
Annelise was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. She moved to San Antonio in 1999 and graduated from University of Texas at San Antonio with both a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s in Public Administration. She is the Vice President of Member Engagement for the San Antonio Board of Realtors (SABOR), a position she has held since 2017. Prior to joining SABOR, Annelise previously worked for both U.S. Congressman Lamar Smith and U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. She was appointed to the Nueces River Authority Board of Directors by Governor Gregg Abbott in 2019, in which she will serve a six-year term. She currently sits on the steering committee for the Latina Leadership Institutive. She is also a prior board member of the Latina Power Network. Annelise is marring to Cesar Gonzalez and has two children, Audrey and Christian, ages 11 and 8, respectively.
Karin E. Knolle
Kairn E. Knolle serves as the Jim Wells County Justice of the Peace. She is a member of the Justices of the Peace and Constables Association of Texas and Texas Justice Court Judges Association. Karin in a member and past national director for the American Jersey Cattle Association and former regional director of DairyMax, past associate director and current member of the Pan American Round Table of Corpus Christi, and a member of the Texas Farm Bureau, Southwest Cattle Raisers’ Association, and South Texans’ Property Rights Association. Karin received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from St. Edwards University and a Master’s Certificate in Homeland Security for the Texas A&M College Station Bush School of Government & Public Service.
Eric Burnet is a retired business owner. He is the former president of the Portland Rotary Club, former board chair of the Business Professionals of American – Texas, and former vice president – board member of the Gregory Portland Independent School District Board. Eric received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management form the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse.