Board of Directors

How the Board of Directors is chosen

ANRA is governed by a nine member Board of Directors appointed by the Governor of Texas to six year terms.  The Directors are residents of the Neches River basin and one third of the Board is appointed every two years.

Duties of the Board of Directors

The Board sets policy, provides oversight, and employs a General Manager.

ANRA Board of Directors

President

Mr. Jody Anderson
President

Term Ends: 9-5-2019
Angelina County - Lufkin

Mr. Anderson, of Lufkin, is the Co-Owner of Timberland Mobile Housing. Anderson served as the Executive Director of the Texas Manufactured Housing Association in Austin. He served the Association for almost 3 years before leaving that post. In 2014, Anderson was contacted by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and asked to serve on the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC). The MHCC is a 21 member advisory committee for H.U.D. that assists the agency in developing national policy decisions concerning the regulation of manufactured housing.

Mr. Anderson received a Bachelor of Science in Business from Stephen F. Austin State University.

 

Vice-President

Mr. Thomas R "Tom" Murphy
Vice-President

Term Ends: 9-5-2019
Houston County - Crockett

Mr. Murphy, of Crockett, is retired from VHSC Cement. He is on the Board of Directors for Texas Concrete Pavement Association and Military Service Academies Board, District 8. He is also a member of the American Concrete Institute and the Associated General Contractors of America.

Mr. Murphy received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Stephen F. Austin State University and has additional coursework in geology, meteorology and finance from the University of Houston and Wharton School of Business.

 

Secretary/Treasurer

Mrs. Patricia (Pat) Dickey
Secretary/Treasurer

Term Ends: 9-5-2017
Houston County - Crockett

Mrs. Dickey, of Crockett, is the owner of Coldwell Banker, Pat Dickey Realty with offices in Crockett and Nacogdoches. Mrs. Dickey has been a realtor for over 30 years and is a real estate investor and a member of the Texas Association of Realtors. She is an active member of her church, All Saints Episcopal Church and works with the Piney Woods Fine Arts Association and the Boys and Girls Club of Crockett.

Mrs. Dickey is a graduate of Crozier Technical School.

 

Secretary Pro Tem

Mr. Skip Ogle
Secretary Pro Tem

Term Ends: 9-5-2021
Smith County - Tyler

Mr. Ogle, of Tyler, is Director of Public Affairs for Suddenlink. He is a member of the Tyler Area Builders Association, The University of Texas Health Northeast Foundation Board and the East Texas State Fair Board of Directors. Additionally, he is area chairman for the Tyler Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Ogle received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from The University of Texas in Arlington.

 

Director

Ms. Julie Dowell
Director

Term Ends: 9-5-2017
Smith County - Bullard

Ms. Dowell, of Bullard, is retired from the U.S. Marshals Service where she served as a Special Deputy U.S. Marshal in the Northern District of Texas. Ms. Dowell is a former police officer and detective with the Colorado Springs Police Department. Ms. Dowell has served on the Board of Directors for the YMCA and coached softball, volleyball and soccer at Trinity Christian Academy. In addition, she has served on the Board of Directors of Emerald Bay Club, Inc., as well as numerous committees and associations.

 

Director

Mr. Louis Bronaugh
Director

Term Ends: 9-5-2017
Angelina County - Lufkin

Mr. Bronaugh, of Lufkin, is retired and is the former Mayor of the City of Lufkin. Bronaugh owned and operated Bronaugh Independent Opticians for over 30 years in Lufkin. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Brazos Transit District. During the course of his career, he has held offices in the Texas Municipal League’s Region 16, the Deep East Texas Council of Governments, the Texas Water Advisory Board, the Angelina County Airport Board, and the Boys and Girls Club Board.

Mr. Bronaugh served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and graduated from Texas Tech University.

 

Director

Mr. David King
Director

Term Ends: 9-5-2019
Nacogdoches County - Nacogdoches

Mr. King, of Nacogdoches, is employed by Foretravel Motorcoach. Mr. King serves as a member of the Governor’s EMS Star of Texas Award advisory committee and is a member of the Board of Directors for The Blood Center East Texas. Some of Mr. King’s past civic service includes serving on the Board of Directors of the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, and as a member of the steering committee of the Nacogdoches County March of Dimes, among numerous others. Mr. King also served on the Nacogdoches County United Way Board, and is an honorary lifetime member Advisor of the Nacogdoches High School F.F.A.

Mr. King received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Economics from Stephen F. Austin State University.

 

Director

Mr. Dale Morton
Director

Term Ends: 9-5-2021
Nacogdoches County - Nacogdoches

Mr. Morton, of Nacogdoches, is Pastor of New Life Christian Fellowship, and previously served as Superintendent of Wells Independent School District for 19 years. He is a member of the Texas Association of School Administrators and Global Network of Christian Ministries. Additionally, he is a past president of the Area IX Ag. Teachers Association.

Mr. Morton received a Bachelor of Science in agriculture and a Master of Education from Stephen F. Austin State University.

 

Director

Mrs. Francis G. Spruiell
Director

Term Ends: 9-5-2021
Shelby County - Center

Mrs. Spruiell, of Center, is the Regional President for the Nacogdoches, Lufkin, Garrison and Timpson branches of Austin Bank Texas. She has been responsible for the Nacogdoches office since it opened in 2001, and has worked in the community banking industry for more than 30 years. She is a member of the Texas Bankers Association and the Nacogdoches Economic Development Executive Committee, President of the Rotary Club of Nacogdoches and a board member of Solid Foundation. She also served as a past Chairman for both the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce and the Nacogdoches Medical Center Hospital Governing Board.

Mrs. Spruiell received an Associate of Applied Science from South Plains College, and is a graduate of the Texas Tech School of Banking and Southwestern Graduate School of Banking.