Governor Abbott Appoints Three Members of the Trinity River Authority Board of Directors | Oficina del Gobernador de Texas


April 19, 2022 | Austin, TX | Appointment

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Benny Fogleman, Margaret Keliher and Roger Nober to the board of the Trinity River Authority for terms expiring March 15, 2027. The authority oversees the development and conservation of the water resources of surface of the Trinity River basin.

Benny Fogleman of Livingston is an agency owner with Farmers Insurance Group and a mortgage originator with 1st Alliance Mortgage Company, LLC. He holds a group one life insurance license and a property and casualty insurance license from the State of Texas. He was recently elected director of the Livingston Lions Club, where he helps lead the eyewear program. Fogleman previously served as president of the Rotary Club of Livingston.

Margaret Keliher of Dallas is a practicing attorney whose primary focus is litigation counsel. She is also the general manager of the Dallas Breakfast Group, which organizes civic participation events for businesses and community leaders in the Dallas area. Previously, she served as a Dallas County judge from 2002 to 2006. Previously, she served as a judge of the state’s 44th Civil District Court. She is a member of the Texas State Bar, the Dallas Bar Association and the Texas Society of CPAs. She is a board member of the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, an advisory board member of SPARK! Dallas, a nonprofit arts education organization, board member of the Center of American and International Law, and board member of SMU Dedman School of Law. Additionally, she is the past Chair of the Trinity River Audubon Center Board of Trustees. Keliher holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Virginia and a Juris Doctorate from SMU Dedman School of Law.

Roger Nober of Fort Worth is executive vice president of BNSF Railway. He is currently a member of the Policy Committee of the American Association of Railroads, a member of the Business Advisory Council of the Northwestern University Transportation Center and a member of the Washington DC Bar. He is a board member of the Warm Place of Tarrant County and a former member of the boards of the Jewish Federation of Tarrant County and Cook Children’s Medical Center. Additionally, he is a former member of the Texas 2030 Commission, the New York State Bar, and the Massachusetts Bar. He was previously appointed governor of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. Nober received a Bachelor of Arts from Haverford College and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.


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