Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Alejandro “Alex” Cestero and Scott Salmans and reappointed Bill Strawn to the Judicial Compensation Commission for terms set to expire February 1, 2021. Strawn will continue serving as chair. The commission recommends the proper salaries to be paid by the state for all justices and judges of the Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals, Courts Of Appeals, and state district courts.

Alejandro “Alex” Cestero of Houston is senior vice president, general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer for Frank’s International N.V. He is a board member of the Texas Lyceum, board member and president of The General Counsel Forum – Houston Chapter and an advisory board member and executive committee member of the Institute for Energy Law. Additionally, he is a corporate member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, member and past chairman of the International Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel America, International Association of Drilling Contractors and the International, American and Houston Bar Associations. Cestero received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and Spanish/Latin American Studies and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University and a Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School.

Scott Salmans of McGregor is owner and CEO of WRS Group Ltd. He is a member and forum officer of the Young Presidents Organization and a member of the Waco Industrial Foundation Board, Baylor University Hankamer School of Business Advisory Board and the Waco Business League. Additionally, he is former president of the Baylor Waco Foundation and a member and former board member of the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce. He is chair of the Care Net Guesthouse Capital Campaign Committee and board member of the Care Net of Central Texas and a board member of Texas First State Bank. Salmans received a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing and entrepreneurship from Baylor University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Bill Strawn of Austin is the founder and a partner emeritus of Strawn Arnold & Associates and served as president until his retirement in 2007. Strawn received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in biology from Middle Tennessee State University and completed the executive management program at Pennsylvania State University.

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