New Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation Members Announced

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation. Governor Greg Abbott appointed Helen Callier and Rick Figueroa to the Commission for terms set to expire February 1, 2021.

Helen Callier of Kingwood is president of Bradlink, LLC. She is a board member of the American Public Transportation Association Business Member Board of Governors, a small business sponsor of the Women in Transportation, and acting chair of the Tri-County Regional Black Chamber of Commerce Procurement and Emerging Business Council. Callier received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University and is a graduate of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and SBA Emerging Leaders Programs.

Additionally, Commissioner Callier is a Six Sigma Black Belt, a published author, and small business advocate. She has received numerous awards and recognitions for her business accomplishments, and has served as an organizer for the City of Houston's Mentor Protege Program, as a volunteer member of the City of Houston's MWBE Policy Committee, and is a former Board Member of Government Procurement Connections, Inc. 501(c)3.

Rick Figueroa of Brenham is First Vice President of UBS Financial Services and a partner with the Caton Figueroa Group. He is a member of the Texas Judicial Council, Memorial Hermann Hospital Board and the Young Life Hispanic National Committee. He is also a board member of the American Leadership Forum Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter.

Figueroa received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Master of Science in Land Economics from Texas A&M University. In addition, he has earned numerous certifications, including Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC), Certified Financial Manager (CFM), and Certified Special Needs Advisor (CSNA) with the Private Client Group at Merrill Lynch.

"The Commission and staff of TDLR look forward to welcoming and working with the new commissioners to fulfill TDLR's mission to honor the trust of all Texans, ensure public safety and consumer protection, and to provide a fair and efficient regulatory environment," states Commission Chairman Mike Arismendez.