Perry appoints Rylander to Texas Water Development Board


Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Fredrick “Rick” Rylander of Iraan and reappointed Lewis McMahan of Dallas to the Texas Water Development Board for terms to be effective June 11, 2012, and to expire Dec. 31, 2017. The board oversees statewide water planning and administration of financial programs for water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control and conservation projects.

Rylander is a rancher and retired regional manager of National Oilwell Varco for the Permian Basin and Eastern New Mexico territories. He is a board member of Combat Marines Outdoors, former commissioner of the Pecos River Compact Commission, and a former mayor and councilman of the City of Iraan. He served in the U.S. Army. Rylander received a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University.

McMahan is a registered professional engineer and retired vice president of Texas Instruments. He is a member of the Southern Methodist University Lyle School of Engineering Advisory Board, the Parkland Hospital Facilities Advisory Committee, a board member of the Texas Instruments Foundation, and is an executive committee member and past president of the Texas Instruments Alumni Association.

He is a member of the Dallas Chamber Water Council, the Richardson Chamber of Commerce, the North Texas Commission, and Quality Texas Foundation, and is a past board member of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and the Dallas Museum of Art. McMahan received a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University.