Anthony G. Buzbee of Friendswood received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University and a law degree summa cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center. Mr. Buzbee is an attorney in private practice and founder of the Buzbee Law Firm in Houston. While at Texas A&M, he served as a Battalion Commander in the Corps of Cadets. Upon graduation, Mr. Buzbee was named a Distinguished Naval Graduate, Distinguished Student and was recognized as the Outstanding NROTC Senior in the Corps of Cadets, as well as the Outstanding Commander in the Corps of Cadets. The Buzbee Leadership Learning Center, located on the Quad, is named in his honor.
Mr. Buzbee served in the United States Marine Corps in the Persian Gulf and Somalian conflicts, earning the rank of Captain, where he received various awards including the prestigious Navy Commendation Medal. Mr. Buzbee entered law school at the University of Houston Law Center after leaving the Marine Corps. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and former adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center. In 2002, Mr. Buzbee was recognized by his peers in the Texas Lawyer, as one of the Top 5 “Go To Lawyers” for Commercial Litigation in the state of Texas.
Aside from legal practice, Mr. Buzbee oversees the activities of Buzbee Properties, Inc., a company that owns and manages more than eighty commercial and retail properties across three states. He is also a board member of Hometown Bank, S.A.; past board member of The Jesse Tree (a nonprofit organization that assists the homeless and those in need and Boy Scouts of America, Bay Area Council. He is a past member of the Texas A&M University at Galveston Board of Visitors and past director of the Houston Law Alumni Foundation.
Mr. Buzbee was appointed to the Board of Regents by Governor Rick Perry in 2013. He serves as chair of the Committee on Audit, as a member of the Committee on Academic and Student Affairs and as a substitute member of the Board for Lease of University Lands. He also serves as special liaison to the Association of Former Students and the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets and A&M System Military Training Programs. His term expires February 1, 2019.