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J. Bruce Bugg, Jr. Named Chairman of the Texas Transportation Commission

October 06, 2017
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Governor Greg Abbott has named The Bank of San Antonio’s Chairman J. Bruce Bugg Jr. Chairman of the Texas Transportation Commission. The commission governs the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), and is responsible for public and statewide transportation development and policymaking for TxDOT’s rules of operation. Bugg is the only representative from San Antonio on the commission.

To Bruce, serving as a chairman is about public service and giving back to the community. His deep interest in art, culture and history was a catalyst for his early involvement in public service and fundraising. In 2006, he and Tom Frost Sr., Chairman of the board of the McNay Art Museum, raised $50.8 million for the museum. He was asked by former Mayor Phil Hardberger and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff to form the foundation that made the Tobin Center a reality. He has served as chairman and trustee of The Tobin Endowment for many years.

In February 2015, Bugg began serving as a commissioner on the Texas Transportation Commission. He was appointed by Governor Abbott to lead the development of the Texas Clear Lanes program, which tackles road congestion in five major metropolitan areas. This program includes strategies to reduce congestion on San Antonio’s U.S. Highway 281 and Loop 1604. The commission agenda also will be focused on improving surface transportation of our highway and road system.

J. Bruce Bugg Jr. and a group of local investors founded The Bank of San Antonio in 2007 with a new banking business model focused on cultivating strong relationships. With guidance from top leaders like J. Bruce Bugg Jr., we continue to thrive and serve local businesses 10 years later.

That same passion, knowledge and spirit of service led to the creation of The Bank of Austin in 2017, where he is Chairman of the Board. We’re proud of his accomplishments and leadership.

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