Cliff Thomas of Victoria received a bachelor’s degree in 1972 from Texas A&M University and was a lineman for the Texas Aggie football team under Coach Gene Stallings. Mr. Thomas is a co-owner and Chairman of the Board of Managers of Pilot Thomas Logistics and owner and founder of Speedy Stop Food Stores and C.L. Thomas Inc.
Mr. Thomas is a past board member of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, DeTar Hospital System and Wells Fargo Bank. In 2021, he was reappointed to serve his second three-year term on the board of The University of Texas/Texas A&M Investment Management Company (UTIMCO).
Mr. Thomas was appointed to the Board of Regents by Governor Rick Perry in 2011 and reappointed in 2017 by Governor Greg Abbott. He served as Vice Chairman of the Board from 2013-2015 and as Chairman of the Board from 2015-2017. Mr. Thomas serves as a member of the Committee on Audit and the Committee on Buildings and Physical Plant. He has served as Chairman of the Committee on Audit, Chairman of the Committee on Academic and Student Affairs, Chairman of the Policy Review Committee, and as a member of the Committee on Finance. Mr. Thomas chaired the search committee in 2014-2015 for the new President of Texas A&M University. He has also served as liaison to the 12th Man Foundation. His term expires February 1, 2023.