catherine jackson de Beaumont was nominated by Governor Greg Abbott to Texas Public Utilities Commission for a term expiring September 1, 2027. The commission regulates the state’s electric, water, wastewater, and telecommunications industries, implements legislation, and provides assistance in resolving consumer complaints .
Jackson is also a member of the board of directors of Texas Water Development Board, where she has worked since 2014. She is a licensed professional engineer and past president of the Southeast Texas Chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. She is a member of the Environmental Flows Advisory Group and the Texas Farm Bureau and a board member and past president of the Lamar Institute of Technology Foundation.
Jackson is the past president of the American Cancer Society of North Jefferson County, a past board member of Junior Achievement of the Golden Triangle, and a past board member of the Lower Neches Valley Authority and the Texas Water Conservation Association. In addition, she participated in the stakeholder committee of the environmental flow assessment program for the bay and the estuary of the Sabine and Neches rivers.
Jackson received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University.
Heather Champion was named the new Clinical Director of the Spindle center. Dr. Scott Strang, clinical director of the Spindletop Center for the past few years, has announced his retirement. His last day was August 19.