Jim Schwertner of Schwertner graduated from Texas Tech University in 1974 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Agricultural Economics. Mr. Schwertner is President and Chief Executive Officer of Schwertner Farms, Inc. dba Capitol Land & Livestock, and Chairman of the Board, Schwertner State Bank, Schwertner Texas. He is partners in MidTex Livestock Market, Navasota, Texas and Lockhart Livestock Market, Lockhart, Texas.
Mr. Schwertner is presently chairman of the Seton Hospital Williamson Foundation Board of Trustees. He also serves as Director on the Board of the National Business Aviation Association. He is past Chairman of Cattlemen’s State Bank, Austin, Texas, and Texas Cattle Feeders Association, Amarillo, Texas.
Mr. Schwertner received the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award from Texas Tech University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. In 2005, he received the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Vision Award.
Mr. Schwertner is an airplane and helicopter pilot, holding an Airline Transport Pilot certificate. He holds the Aviation World Speed Record in a Piper Navajo.
Jim Schwertner was appointed to the Board of Regents by Governor Rick Perry in 2009. He is serving his second term as chair of the Committee on Buildings and Physical Plant. He is a member of the Committee on Audit and Policy Review Committee.
Mr. Schwertner also serves as special liaison to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets and A&M System Military Training Programs. He has served as a member of the Committee on Finance and the Campus Art and Aesthetic Improvement Committee. His term expires February 1, 2015.