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 an owner and Chairman of the Board 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.
Mr. Thomas was appointed to the Board of Regents by Governor Rick Perry in 2011. He was elected to serve a two-year term as Vice Chairman of the Board on May 1, 2013, and was elected Chairman of the Board on April 29, 2015. He also serves as liaison to the 12th Man Foundation. He has served as Chair of the Policy Review Committee and as a member of the Committee on Finance, the Committee on Audit and the Committee on Buildings and Physical Plant. Mr. Thomas chaired the search committee in 2014-2015 for the new President of Texas A&M University.
His term expires February 1, 2017.