Board of Directors

The SRA-TX is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors appointed by the Governor of Texas for six-year terms.  The Governer appoints three board members every two years.  Directors are required to reside within a county situated wholly or partially within the watershed of the Sabine River. The members of the SRA-TX Board of Directors are leaders in their communities and dedicated citizens who are active participants in the water issues being addressed by the SRA-TX.

2020 SRA-TX Board of Directors

Jeanette Sterner

Jeanette Sterner

President
Holly Lake Ranch, Texas

Col. Jeanette Sterner was honorably discharged from the United States Army and Texas Army National Guard after 30 years of service. While serving in the Texas Army National Guard, she worked for the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Dallas as a vocational rehabilitation counselor and clinical coordinator for the Veterans Homeless Program. She is an active member of the Military Officers Association of America, VFW Mineola, and the Women’s Service Guild Holly Lake Ranch. She is former president of Greater Hawkins Veterans Memorial Association, Holly Lake Ranch Veterans Association, and the Women’s Auxiliary to Greater Hawkins Memorial Association. Civilian awards include Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and Biography of the Directory of Distinguished Americans. Col. Sterner received a Bachelor of Arts from Oklahoma City University, Master of Science from Trinity University and a master’s degree in Strategic Planning for Global Situations from the Army War College. She and her husband, Sven, reside in Holly Lake Ranch.

Cary Abney

Cary "Mac" Abney

Vice-President
Marshall, Texas

Mr. Abney is a certified public accountant and president of Abney and Company, PLLC. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Association of Sports Officials, Texas Forestry Association, and a board member of the Marshall Harrison County Joint Airport Zoning Board, the Harrison County Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA, and is in the TSTC Foundation representing East Texas and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation as Co-chair of Region III. Mr. Abney is also past president of the Harrison County Housing Finance Corporation and Harrison County Airport Advisory Committee, director and secretary of the Turney Foundation, Slaughter Foundation, Pelz Foundation, and secretary of the Fern Lake Club. He received a bachelor's degree from Southern Methodist University and is a graduate of the College of Financial Planning. Mr. Abney and his wife, Claudia, reside in Marshall, Texas, and have two children and five grandchildren.

Laurie Woloszyn

Laurie Woloszyn

Secretary-Treasurer
Longview, Texas

Ms. Woloszyn is currently the Gregg County Auditor appointed in 2003. She is the Co-Investment Officer for Gregg County and is a member of the Texas County Auditors Association. Prior to serving as auditor, Ms. Woloszyn served as the elected Gregg County Clerk from 1995-2003. She has worked for Gregg County for over 31 years. Prior to this she worked in both private and public sector positions when the love for public service was first recognized. Ms. Woloszyn graduated from Kilgore College and received a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Tyler in 1982. She has lived in Longview 45 years and has two adult sons. Her hobbies include travel, reading and spending time with her family.

Thomas Beall

Thomas " Tom" Beall

Secretary Pro-Tem
Milam, Texas

Tom Beall is the president of Beall’s Furniture Inc., and current owner of Cimarron Equipment. Additionally, he is current owner of Red Hill Ranch Cattle and a former owner and manager of several Ashley Furniture Home Stores. Mr. Beall served on the Hemphill Independent School District Board for 15 years and is a current board member for First State Bank in Hemphill. Mr. Beall received an associate degree in management from Tyler Junior College. He and his wife, Kelly, reside in Milam, Texas.

Janie Walenta

Janie Walenta

Quitman, Texas

Janie Walenta grew up in Dallas and moved to Quitman in 2006. A Telecom Manager by profession, she retired in 2008 after a 32-year career in telecommunications. In 2010 she was appointed to the One-Call Board of Texas, was reappointed in 2015 and served on the Board until 2019. Ms. Walenta received a BBA in business management from UT Austin and an MBA from the University of Dallas Graduate School of Management. She is active in Bay View Century Club and local politics. She and husband Ron enjoy East Texas day trips and reading.

Jeffrey Jacobs

Jeffrey D. "Jeff" Jacobs

Rockwall, Texas

Jeff Jacobs is the owner and manager of Jacobs Farms. He is a board member on the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service Ag Increment Advisory Board and the Rockwall County Farm Bureau Board of Directors. Mr. Jacobs attended Eastfield College in Mesquite where he studied drafting. He and his wife, Vera, reside in Rockwall, Texas.

Joshua McAdams

Joshua A. “Josh” McAdams

Center, Texas

Joshua McAdams is owner of Midstream Transportation and vice president of McAdams Propane Company. He is president of Texas Propane Gas Association and a member of National Propane Gas Association. In addition, he is president of Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center and a member of Shelby County Cookers and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s Area Go Texan Committee. Mr. McAdams received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Texas A&M University.

Kevin M. Williams

Kevin M. Williams

Orange, Texas

Kevin Williams of Orange is owner of Cypress Bayou Industrial, C&S Trailers of Fort Worth and Rose City, American Industrial Minerals of Deweyville, Texas, and a partner in Zoetic Global. He serves on the board of First Financial Bank, and as a member of Rotary District and ABC Associated Builders & Contractors. In addition, he is a member of Faith United Methodist Church and Krewe De Bon Amis. Mr. Williams received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Texas A&M University.

Cliff Todd

Cliff Todd

Long Branch, Texas

Cliff Todd of Long Branch manages the assets of his farm and ranch operations in Panola County and is a business development manager for Topcat Waste Management of Waskom. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and a board member at the Carthage UT Health East Texas Hospital. He serves as a commissioner with Emergency Services District for Panola County and president of the Panola County Airport Advisory Board. He is the past member of the Austin and Carthage Rotary Clubs. Additionally, he is a member and deacon of Central Baptist Church of Carthage, and longtime adult Sunday school teacher. Mr. Todd received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Stephen F. Austin State University.