Mr. Plank is a member and past chairman of the Young Presidents’ Organization, past president of the Trench Shoring & Shielding Association of America and the Houston Equipment Distributors.
Mr. Plank was a gubernatorial appointee to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. He is also on the Governor’s University Research Initiative Board, and is a board member and past president of the Children’s Museum of Houston, and a board member of the Greater Houston Partnership, YMCA of Greater Houston, Houston Methodist Hospitals President’s Leadership Council, and Texas A&M’s Engineering Advisory Board.
Mr. Plank received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. He was named a Distinguished Graduate of the Mechanical Engineering department in 2000, and was a recipient of the College of Engineering’s Outstanding Alumni Award in 2019.
Mr. Plank was appointed as a member of the Board of Regents by Governor Greg Abbott in 2019. He serves as Chairman of the Committee on Academic and Student Affairs. He serves as a member of the Committee on Audit. Mr. Plank has served as Chairman of the Committee on Buildings and Physical Plant, as a member of the Committee on Finance, and a member of the Special Committee on the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets. He also serves as liaison to The Association of Former Students and The Panhandle Plains Museum. Mr. Plank has served as a member of the Committee on Audit and as a liaison to the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets and System Military Training Programs. His term expires February 1, 2025.