Rick Figueroa

A Brenham man has been reappointed by Governor Greg Abbott to the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation.

Rick Figueroa is the managing partner of Patron Partners wealth management firm, and a chartered retirement planning counselor.

Figueroa has been the Chairman of the Commission since February 2019. He graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting Degree and a Master of Agriculture in Land Economics and Real Estate Degree.

Governor Abbott also appointed retired family nurse practitioner Lori High of Spicewood to the Commission as well.

High graduated from Lamar University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She also received a Master of Science in Nursing-Gerontology and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. In addition to that, High completed the Post Master’s Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

The Commission oversees the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, which provides oversight for a broad range of occupations, businesses, facilities, and equipment. This includes things like air conditioning and refrigeration contractors, athletic trainers, and barbers to electricians, podiatrists, and tow truck drivers.

The seven members of the Commission are appointed by the Governor with the consent of the Texas Senate.

The terms for Figueroa and High will expire on February 1, 2027.


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