HOUSTON, Sept. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Roy Mease was appointed to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority by the City of Pasadena today. Port Commissioners serve two-year terms without pay.
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Mease was named to the seat previously held by Steve Phelps. Phelps had served as Port Commissioner since 1997.
Mease has a private law practice in Pasadena. A member of the State Bar of Texas, he received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree from the South Texas College of Law.
Mease serves as chairman of the Pasadena Second Century Corporation, which is the city's economic development entity. He helped Pasadena earn the annual Community Economic Development Award (CEDA) for 2013, awarded by the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC). The award recognizes excellence and the exceptional contributions of TEDC member cities toward the economic vitality of their communities and the State of Texas.
Mease served as a member of the Pasadena City Council for eight years. He also served as president of the Pasadena Livestock Show & Rodeo and has been a director of that organization for 44 years.
Mease attended the University of Texas at Austin. He and his wife Sue have been married for more than 50 years.
About the Port of Houston Authority
For nearly 100 years, the Port of Houston Authority has owned or operated the public cargo-handling facilities of the Port of Houston – the nation's largest port for foreign waterborne tonnage. The port is an economic engine for the Houston region, the state of Texas and the nation. It supports the creation of more than one million statewide jobs and more than 2.1 million nationwide jobs, and the generation of economic activity totaling more than $178.5 billion in Texas and $499 billion across the nation. For more information, visit the Port Authority website at: www.portofhouston.com
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