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Commissioner Port of Corpus Christi Authority


W.B Ray High School, Corpus Christi, Texas-1984
University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Science Petroleum Engineering-1989 Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Houston-1992


Partner of Mother Ocean, LLC dba Bleu Bistro & Havana- October 2011 to present Barbara Canales, Attorney at Law- 2005 to present

Attorney – Canales and Simonson Attorneys at Law- 1992-1996
BNP Exploration, Governmental Affairs- 1996-2002
Canales Exploration, LLC
Manager Los Abogados Ranch Mineral Investments- 2005 to present


  • University of Texas at Austin College of Engineering Advisory Board- member
  • Ready or Not Foundation- President
  • Canales Foundation- President
  • Education is our Freedom Scholarship Foundation- Board Member
  • Eagleford Shale Consortium Committee
  • South Texas Institute of the Arts Development Committee


University of Texas Marine Science Advisory Board Coastal Bend Community Foundation Board Member Driscoll Children’s Hospital Foundation Board Member VICTORY, a division of the American Cancer Society Texas A&M CC Foundation Board Member

South Texas Institute for the Arts, Board of Governors
Kidney Foundation, Corpus Christi, Texas
Corpus Christi Museum of Natural History Advisory Board
AppOinted by the Honorable Joe Straus Speaker of the House of Representatives to the CPRIT Oversight Committee

CPRIT Foundation, Vice Chairman
CPRIT Pediatric Cancer Advisory Committee.