Governing Board

Overview of the Governing Board

The policy-making body of the Division is a five-member board, appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the Texas Senate. The members hold office for staggered terms, with the terms of two or three members expiring on January 31 of each odd-numbered year. Members must be registered voters and may not hold another public office. These are non-salaried positions and the Governor designates the chair.

Current Members of the Manufactured Housing Division Board

Michael H. Bray, Presiding Officer
REALTOR®, Exit West Realty
Confirmed by Senate on April 11, 2011

Anthony Burks, Member
CEO and President of Vendigm Companies
Confirmed by Senate on April 11, 2011

Bob R. McCarn, Member
Self Employed Rancher
Appointed by Governor on May 9, 2012
Confirmed by Senate on February 27, 2013

Sheila M. Vallés-Pankratz, Member
Executive Vice President, Hollis Rutledge & Associates, Inc.
Confirmed by Senate on February 9, 2009

Donnie W. Wisenbaker, Member
President of Wisenbaker, Inc. dba Frontier Adjusters, Inc.
Confirmed by Senate on February 27, 2013

Biographical Information

Michael H. Bray of El Paso is a REALTOR® and Owner/Manager of EXIT West Realty in El Paso. He received his bachelor's degree in Marketing from the University of Texas at El Paso.  Bray is President of the El Paso Property Finance Authority and Vice-President of El Paso Housing Finance Corporation. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of REALTORS®. He is a Commissioner with the Building and Standards Commission of the City of El Paso. He also serves on the Zoning Board of Adjustments for the City of El Paso and is a member of the Board of Directors of the City of El Paso Health Facilities Development Corporation.  Bray is a Faculty Instructor at the Texas REALTORS® University and a certified Mediator at the Rio Grande Council of Governments’ Alternative Dispute Resolution Center. His term will expire January 31, 2017. (Top)

Anthony Burks is ceo and president of Vendigm Companies, Fort Worth. He received a bachelor of science degree in speech communication from Texas Christian University. He serves on the board of directors for the North Texas Commission, the Tarrant County Sickle Cell Disease Association of which he is also a spokesperson, and the TCU Athletic Attendance Board. He’s also active on several committees for various organizations to include Burnett Park and the Samaritan House’s “Hoop for Harmony” program. Additionally, Burks is a member of Fort Worth’s Downtown Rotary Club, the Green Technology Build Task Force and was accepted into the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce’s 2008 Class of Leadership Fort Worth. He is a recipient of the 2008 Fort Worth Business Press “Forty Under Forty” Business Award and was recognized as “Business Man of the Year” at the 16th Annual Women’s Business Conference. His term will expire January 31, 2017. (Top)

Bob R. McCarn is a self-employed rancher in Port Lavaca. His previous work experience includes Chairman of the Board for Texstar International Company and General Manager/Vice-President for Mallard Coach. He attended Texas A & M University and St. Mary’s Law School, and served in the United States Army Reserves. Mr. McCarn is a member of the Calhoun County Cattleman’s Association, Port Lavaca Methodist Church, and Goliad County Historical Committee. His term will expire January 31, 2019. (Top)

Sheila M. Vallés-Pankratz is Executive Vice President of Hollis Rutledge & Associates, Inc., Mission, Texas. Her term ends January 31, 2015. (Top)

Donnie W. Wisenbaker is president of Wisenbaker, Inc. dba Frontier Adjusters Inc. of Sulphur Springs serving the insurance claims industry in northeastern counties of Texas and southeastern counties of Oklahoma. Mr. Wisenbaker is a member of the National Equipment and Business Builders (NEBB) Institute. His term ends January 31, 2019. (Top)

Upcoming Board Meetings

  • The board meeting scheduled for Friday, January 17, 2014 is cancelled for lack of a quorum.