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.

2024 SRA-TX Board of Directors

Janie Walenta

Jeffrey D. "Jeff" Jacobs

President
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. In 2018, Mr. Jacobs was appointed to the Board by Governor Greg Abbot and was reappointed in 2019. He resides in Rockwall, Texas.
Joshua McAdams

Joshua A. “Josh” McAdams

Vice-President
Center, Texas

Joshua McAdams is owner of Midstream Transportation and vice president of McAdams Propane Company. He is past president of Texas Propane Gas Association and a member of National Propane Gas Association. In addition, he is past president and board member 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. In 2019, Mr McAdams was appointed to the Board by Governor Greg Abbott. Mr. McAdams received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Texas A&M University. He and his wife, Sharisse, reside in Center, Texas.
Kevin M. Williams

Kevin M. Williams

Secretary-Treasurer
Orange, Texas

Kevin Williams of Orange is owner of Cypress Bayou Industrial, C&S Trailers of Fort Worth and Rose City, 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. In 2019, Mr. Williams was appointed to the Board by Governor Greg Abbott. Mr. Williams received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Texas A&M University. He and his wife, Angela, reside in Orange, Texas.
Cliff Todd

Cliff Todd

Secretary Pro-Tem
Long Branch, Texas

Cliff Todd of Long Branch manages the assets of his farm and ranch operations in Panola County and is the Executive Vice President for Topcat Companies of Longview. 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. In 2007, Mr. Todd was appointed to the Board by Governor Rick Perry, reappointed in 2019 and 2024 by Governor Grgeg Abbott. Mr. Todd received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Stephen F. Austin State University. He and his wife, Denise, reside in Long Branch, Texas
Jeanette Sterner

Jeanette Sterner

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 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.  In 2015, Ms. Sterner was appointed to the Board by Governor Greg Abbott and was reappointed in 2022. 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

Elton Brock

Marshall, Texas

Elton Brock of Marshall is the Chief Procurement Officer for the City of Duncanville. He is a member of the Institute for Supply Management, currently serving as a member of the Education Committee, and previously as president and education director of the Southwest Forum, and as president of the Austin and Waco chapters. He is a member and former director of the Texas Bass Nation and currently the Conservation Director of the Texas Bass Federation. In 2022, Mr. Brock was appointed to the Board by Governor Greg Abbott. Mr. Brock received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Business and a Master of Business Administration from Sam Houston State University. He and his wife, Sharon, reside in Marshall, Texas.
Cary Abney

Darrin R. Rudolph

Longview, Texas

Darrin R. Rudolph of Longview is the owner of Rudy’s Transport Services of East Texas, LLC and is the pastor of Greenhill Baptist Church. He is a member of the Independent Funeral Directors Association and 3rd Degree Member of Fred Douglas Lodge. He is a former gubernatorial appointee on the Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services. Mr. Rudolph received a Funeral Director Certification from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from American InterContinental University. In 2022, Mr. Rudolph was appointed to the Board by Governor Greg Abbott. Mr. Rudolph resides in Longview.
Thomas Beall

Thomas " Tom" Beall

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. In 2018, Mr. Beall was appointed to the Board by Governor Greg Abbott, reappointed in 2024. Mr. Beall received an associate degree in management from Tyler Junior College. He and his wife, Kelly, reside in Milam, Texas.
BIll Bruce

James W. "Bill" Bruce

Orange, Texas

James W. "Bill" Bruce of Orange is the general manager for the Moore Odom Wildlife Foundation, Inc. and the FR Ranches of both Texas and Louisiana. He is on the board of directors for Bridge City Bank, Am Tex Bancshares Holding Company, and Duphil, Inc. He is also on the Sabine Regional Flood Planning Group (Region 4). He is a member of the National Cutting Horse Association, American Cutting Horse Association, American Quarter Horse Association, a Life Sponsor member of Ducks Unlimited, and a member of the Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. In 2024, Mr. Bruce was appointed to the Board by Governor Greg Abbott. He and his wife, Colleen, reside in Orange, Texas.