Governing Board

Overview of the Governing Board

The policy-making body of the Division is a five-member board, appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the Texas Senate. The members hold office for staggered terms, with the terms of two or three members expiring on January 31 of each odd-numbered year. Members must be registered voters and may not hold another public office. These are non-salaried positions and the Governor designates the chair.

Current Members of the Manufactured Housing Division Board

Michael H. Bray, Presiding Officer
REALTOR®, Exit West Realty
Term Expires: January 31, 2017
Confirmed by Senate on April 11, 2011

Ronnie Richards
Co-owner of Butlerís Courtyard
Term Expires: January 31, 2017
Appointed on December 3, 2015 (Not Confirmed by Senate)

Kiran Shah
Independent Owner and Operator of Multiple National Hotel Franchises
Term Expires: January 31, 2019
Appointed on December 3, 2015 (Not Confirmed by Senate)

Sheila M. Vallés-Pankratz, Member
Executive Vice President, Hollis Rutledge & Associates, Inc.
Term Expires: January 31, 2015
Confirmed by Senate on February 9, 2009

Donnie W. Wisenbaker, Member
President of Wisenbaker, Inc. dba Frontier Adjusters, Inc.
Term Expires: January 31, 2019
Confirmed by Senate on February 27, 2013

Biographical Information

Michael H. Bray of El Paso is a REALTOR® and Owner/Manager of EXIT West Realty in El Paso. He received his bachelor's degree in Marketing from the University of Texas at El Paso.  Bray is President of the El Paso Property Finance Authority and Vice-President of El Paso Housing Finance Corporation. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of REALTORS®. He is a Commissioner with the Building and Standards Commission of the City of El Paso. He also serves on the Zoning Board of Adjustments for the City of El Paso and is a member of the Board of Directors of the City of El Paso Health Facilities Development Corporation.  Bray is a Faculty Instructor at the Texas REALTORS® University and a certified Mediator at the Rio Grande Council of Governments’ Alternative Dispute Resolution Center. His term will expire January 31, 2017. (Top)

Ronnie Richards of Clear Lake Shores is co-owner of Butlerís Courtyard, a wedding and reception venue in League Cityís Historic District. Richards retired after a 45 year career as vice president of marketing for American Homestar Corporation. He is president of the Clear Lake Shores Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors and serves on the League City Hotel Occupancy Tax Advisory Board. Additionally, he is active in the League City Regional Chamber of Commerce and is past president of the League City Historical Society. Richards received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Houston. His term ends January 31, 2017. (Top)

Kiran Shah of Richmond is an independent owner and operator of multiple national hotel franchises. He is a member of the Hotel and Lodging Association of Houston and former member of the Texas Board of Licensure for Professional Medical Physicists. He is a former ambassador of the Asian American Hotel Ownersí Association and former commissioner of the Houston Clean City Commission. Additionally, he is the past vice chair of the Sardar Patel Cultural Club and past secretary of the Gujarati Samaj of Houston. Shah received a bachelorís degree in engineering from the M.S. University of Baroda, India and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Gujarat, India. His term ends January 31, 2019. (Top)

Sheila M. Vallés-Pankratz is Executive Vice President of Hollis Rutledge & Associates, Inc., Mission, Texas. Her term ends January 31, 2015. (Top)

Donnie W. Wisenbaker is president of Wisenbaker, Inc. dba Frontier Adjusters Inc. of Sulphur Springs serving the insurance claims industry in northeastern counties of Texas and southeastern counties of Oklahoma. Mr. Wisenbaker is a member of the National Equipment and Business Builders (NEBB) Institute. His term ends January 31, 2019. (Top)

Upcoming Board Meetings

  • Tentative date for the next board meeting is Friday, April 1, 2016.