Kevin J. Lilly
Chairman Kevin J. Lilly is founding partner, president and CEO of Avalon Advisors Wealth Management. He is a former gubernatorial appointee to the Texas State University System Board of Regents and former trustee of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, the Houston Museum of Natural Science and the Houston Symphony. He currently serves as a trustee of Strake Jesuit College Prep. Lilly received a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University. Additionally, Lilly received an Army commission through the ROTC program at UT and served as a tank commander in the United States Army, having left federal service at the rank of Captain. In addition, Lilly is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Texas State Guard and commands the 8th Civil Affairs Regiment headquartered in Houston.
Lilly was appointed to TABC for a term set to expire Nov. 15, 2021. Gov. Greg Abbott named Lilly presiding officer in May 2017.