AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Angelos Angelou of Austin and A. Gerry Geistweidt of Mason to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee. The committee guides the work of the institute, which awards grants to expedite innovation in cancer research, and attracts and expands cancer prevention and treatment research capabilities.
Angelou is founder and principal executive of AngelouEconomics, and former vice president of economic development for the Austin Chamber of Commerce. He is a founding member of the Site Selectors Guild, a fellow of the IC2 Institute, and a member of The University of Texas College of Natural Sciences Advisory Council. He is also a past board member of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and a past member of the St. Edwards University College of Social Studies and University of Texas Bureau of Business Research Advisory councils. Angelou received a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas and a master’s degree in economics from St. Mary’s University. He is appointed for a term to expire Jan. 31, 2019.
Geistweidt is an attorney in private practice, and is admitted to practice law before the Texas Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas and U.S. Tax Court. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and Texas Bar Association, and a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. He is a former member of the Texas House of Representatives, and an elder at the River of Life Church in Mason. He served in the U.S. Army. Geistweidt received a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and a law degree from The University of Texas School of Law. He is appointed for a term to expire Jan. 31, 2015.
These appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.