Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Governing Board Of The Texas Indigent Defense Commission

Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Governing Board Of The Texas Indigent Defense Commission

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott yesterday reappointed Richard Evans and Missy Medary and appointed Chris Hill to the Governing Board of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission for terms set to expire on February 1, 2020.

The commission provides financial and technical support to counties to develop and maintain quality, cost-effective indigent defense systems.

Richard Evans of Bandera is the County Judge of Bandera County. He is former chair and current member of the Committee of Six and of the Alamo Area Council of Governments, and is an Eagle Scout. Evans received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southwest Texas State University.

Missy Medary of Corpus Christi is the presiding judge of the Fifth Administrative Judicial Region and judge of the 347th District Court. She is a former board member of the Corpus Christi Bar Association Board of Directors and a lifetime member of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Medary received a Bachelor of Arts from University of Missouri-Columbia and a Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law.

Chris Hill of McKinney is the County Judge of Collin County. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Chartered Global Management Accountant, and Certified Fraud Examiner.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

He currently serves on the board of directors for Minuteman Disaster Response, and has previously served on the board of The Samaritan Inn and Hope Women’s Center.

Hill received a Bachelor of Science in political science from Texas A&M University-Commerce, a Master of Science in accounting from The University of Texas at Dallas, a Master of Business Administration from Webster University, and a Master of Pastoral Leadership from Columbia Biblical Seminary.


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