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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission

Commissioners

Meet our commissioners

The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission is comprised of fifteen commissioners that are appointed by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the House. Five commissioners are appointed by the Governor, five by the Lieutenant Governor, and five by the Speaker of the House, except the Speaker of the House also appoints our House of Representatives and Senate Advisors, as well. THGC Commissioners all serve on a volunteer basis and come from all parts of the State of Texas. Our Commissioners meet once every three months at Quarterly Meetings in different parts of the state to review current projects, and to discuss budget and future collaboration opportunities with entities throughout the state.

Lynne Aronoff

Lynne Aronoff

Chair
Houston, TX

Anne U. Clutterbuck

Anne U. Clutterbuck

Vice Chair
Houston, TX

Jeffrey L. Beck

Jeffrey L. Beck

Commissioner
Dallas, TX

Fran Berg

Fran Berg

Commissioner
Dallas, TX

Laura Ehrenberg-Chesler

Laura Ehrenberg-Chesler

Commissioner
San Antonio, TX

Ilan Emanuel

Ilan Emanuel

Commissioner
Corpus Christi, TX

Jonathan Gurwitz

Jonathan Gurwitz

Commissioner
San Antonio, TX

Matthew A. Kornhauser

Matthew A. Kornhauser

Commissioner
Houston, TX

Sandra B. Lessig

Sandra B. Lessig

Commissioner
Houston, TX

Elliott Naishtat

Elliott Naishtat

Commissioner
Austin, TX

Roger P. Nober

Roger P. Nober

Commissioner
Fort Worth, TX

David A. Patterson, PhD

David A. Patterson, PhD

Commissioner
Dallas, TX

Virginia Prodan

Virginia Prodan

Commissioner
Dallas, TX

Gilbert Tuhabonye

Gilbert Tuhabonye

Commissioner
Austin, TX

Edward B. Westermann, PhD

Edward B. Westermann, PhD

Commissioner
San Antonio, TX

Our Advisors

Rep. Rick Miller

Rep. Rick Miller

Advisor
Texas House of Representatives

Sen. Kel Seliger

Sen. Kel Seliger

Advisor
Texas Senate