On Wednesday, September 5, Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order establishing the Governor’s Committee to Support the Military. One of the 22 members selected by Governor Abbott was Chamber Vice President of Military Affairs and Leadership Development Lori Stinson who will serve as the vice chair for the Committee.
“For many years, the Chamber has been dedicated to supporting the strong military presence in San Antonio, so we were extremely excited that Lori was selected to serve on this committee,” Chamber President and CEO Richard Perez said. “Her extensive background with the military, both personally as a military spouse and professionally make her the perfect fit for this position.”
As Vice President of Military Affairs and Leadership, Lori leads the Chamber’s military initiatives. In addition to her position at the Chamber, Lori is an Honorary Commander for the 149th Fighter Wing Mission Support Group for the Texas Air National Guard. For more than 23 years, Lori has been a proud Army wife who has gained knowledge in various joint military family programs.
“I am humbled by the opportunity to be a voice for the members behind the military missions, highlighting the impact of the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform, as well as the issues that are important to the family members who live alongside them,” Stinson said. “The success of our Texas military missions and the opportunity for our military members and their families to thrive rests on our responsiveness to their needs.”
The Committee’s primary goals are to actively look for ways to maintain and enhance military value at installations within the state. The Committee will create a written report of its findings, activities, and recommendations, to the Governor and the Legislature. The first report will be due by December 1, 2018, and will contain recommendations for legislative actions during the 2019 legislative session.