HOUSTON – Gov. Abbott announced Friday an Executive Order to create a strike force team in an effort to reopen Texas. Many of the members appointed by Abbott are from Houston.
The strikeforce team was formed to aid in “strategically restarting” various sectors and infrastructures in Texas such as education, culture, and work.
Among the members, Landry’s owner Tilman Fertitta, Gallery Furniture owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale and Perry Homes CEO Kathy Britton, will all be serving on the strikeforce team as their special advisory council members working alongside medical advisors in guiding the Governor to safely reopen Texas in phases.
The team will be led by retired COO of Hilltop Holdings James Huffines and veteran lobbyist Mike Toomey.
More information on Gov. Abbott’s strikeforce team and to see a full list of members can visit the State of Texas webpage.
Leading Strikeforce Members
James Huffines, COO - Hilltop Holdings
Mike Toomey, veteran lobbyist
Dan Patrick, Lieutenant Governor
Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General
Dennis Bonnen, Texas House Speaker
Glenn Hagar, Texas State Comptroller
Key Houston members on the strikeforce team
Kathy Britton, CEO and owner of Perry Homes
Alonso Cantu, President and CEO, Cantu Construction
Tilman Fertitta, CEO and sole owner, Landry’s Inc.
Jeffery Hildebrand, Executive Chairman and founder of Hilcorp Energy
Nancy Kinder, President and CEO, Kinder Foundation
Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, owner, Gallery Funiture
Massey Villarreal, CEO, Precision Task Group, Inc.
Kirk Watson, Texas State Senator District 14 and founding Dean of UH’s Hobby School of Public Affairs