Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs - Building Homes and Strengthening Communities

Governor Rick Perry Appoints New Chair and New Member, Reappoints One to TDHCA Governing Board

Elizabeth M. Anderson of Dallas was designated as TDHCA Board Chair on November 7, 2003 by Governor Rick Perry. Ms. Anderson is replacing Michael E. Jones of Tyler as Board Chair, whose term as a member of the Governing Board expired. Appointed to the Board by Governor Perry in September 2001, Ms. Anderson had served as Board Treasurer since February. The Governor also appointed Patrick R. Gordon of El Paso, and reappointed C. Kent Conine of Frisco, to the TDHCA Board. Ms. Anderson will serve a term to expire on January 31, 2007, while Mr. Conine and Mr. Gordon will serve terms to expire on January 31, 2009.

Ms. Anderson is a marketing and information technology consultant working with a broad range of clients. She has more than 20 years of experience in the information technology industry gained at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). She has served on the boards of directors for Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas, the Family Place, Nexus Recovery Center, and Girls’ Incorporated Auxiliary. Ms. Anderson earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University.

Then-Governor George Bush first appointed C. Kent Conine to the Board in 1997, and Governor Perry reappointed him in 2001. Mr. Conine currently serves as Vice Chair of the Governing Board. He is the owner of Conine Residential Group and current President of the National Association of Home Builders. He is also a volunteer with Big Brothers and Big Sisters, the Center for Housing Resources, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Dallas Symphony Association. Mr. Conine received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas Tech University.

Patrick R. Gordon fills the vacancy on the Board created by the expiration of Mr. Jones’ term. Mr. Gordon is a partner in the El Paso law firm of Gordon & Mott, P.C. He is past President of the El Paso Estate Planning Council, a member of the University of Texas at El Paso Planned Giving Council, and is currently on the Board of Directors of Insights/El Paso Science Museum. Mr. Gordon received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas A&M University and both his doctorate of jurisprudence and master’s degree in business administration from Texas Tech University.

"The Department staff and I look forward to continuing the excellent working relationship we enjoy with Ms. Anderson and Mr. Conine," said TDHCA Executive Director Edwina Carrington. "Both of these individuals bring a tremendous amount of talent and insight into affordable housing and community assistance issues. They have been outstanding stewards to the programs and funds we administer on behalf of the state. We are equally happy to begin a new relationship with Mr. Gordon. Given his background, Mr. Gordon is certain to bring a valuable new perspective to the Board."