Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Finance Commission

Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Cliff McCauley and reappointed Will Lucas and Vince E. Puente, Sr. to the Finance Commission of Texas for terms set to expire on February 1, 2024. The commission is the governing body of the state banking, savings and loan, and consumer credit agencies.

Cliff McCauley of San Antonio is senior executive vice president of Frost Bank. He is a member of the Federal Delegate Board, Large Bank Council for the Independent Community Bankers of America, and the Consumer Bankers Association Government Relations Council, and a board member, Education Foundation Board member, and former chairman of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas. Additionally, he is a member of the South Texas Higher Education Authority Board of Directors, life member of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, and an elder for MacArthur Park Church. McCauley received a Bachelor of Science in animal science and a Master of Agriculture in agriculture economics from Texas A&M University.

Will Lucas of Center is president and CEO of Shelby Savings Bank. He is a member of the Texas Bankers Association and the American Bankers Association and former chairman of the Texas Bankers Foundation. He is secretary of the Solomon Zane Allen Foundation and a member of the Center Rotary Club and the Go Texan BBQ Committee. Lucas received a Bachelor of Business Administration in management from Stephen F. Austin State University, and is a graduate of the Southern Methodist University Southwestern Graduate School of Banking.

Vince E. Puente, Sr. of Fort Worth is co-owner and president of marketing and sales for Southwest Office Systems, Inc. He is a member of the board of directors for the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, Dallas Regional Chamber, and Texas Values. He is a former board member of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Greater Irving Chamber of Commerce, North Texas Commission Board of Directors, Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star, Tarrant County Christian Prayer Breakfast, and the Texas Christian University Chancellor’s Advisory Council. Additionally, he is the former chair of the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and a former delegate for the Texas Association of Mexican American Chamber of Commerce. Puente attended The University of Texas at Arlington.