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Leslie Bingham

Abbott Appoints Four to Joint Interim Committee to Study Land Banks

Gov. Greg Abbott recently appointed Leslie Bingham, Anna Maria Farías, Ernest Richards and Carl Pankratz to the Joint Interim Committee to Study Land Banks. Their terms of appointment will expire on September 1, 2023, when state law requires the committee to be abolished.

Created by the 87th Texas Legislature, the committee is tasked with studying the powers of land banks to acquire and dispose of real property, the impact of land banks affordable housing, and the funding mechanisms of land banks.

The governor has designated Leslie Bingham as the committee’s presiding officer. Bingham is chief executive officer of the Valley Baptist Medical Center Brownsville, where she oversees the operations of the hospital and its related entities in the community. She previously served from 2013 to 2021 on the Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs.


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About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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