Governor Abbott Appoints 5 North Texans to Private Sector Advisory Council

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed 11 members to the Private Sector Advisory Council, which advises the governor on homeland security issues pertinent to the private sector. Five are from North Texas.

North Texans appointed to Abbott’s Private Sector Advisory Council, left to right: David Kassen, Kelley Adley, Nathanael Graglia, and Russell McQuiston (Not pictured: Mike McNally)

Kelley Adley of Pottsboro is the Director of FirstNet Strategy and Policy at AT&T. He serves as a board member and Investigative Volunteer for Court Appointed Special Advocates. Previously, he served as a Texas State Certified Peace Officer. Adley received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Northwood University and a Master of Business Administration from LeTourneau University. 

Nathanael Graglia of Fort Worth is EVP of drayage/Motor Carrier Wallport Transit Xpress Inc. He serves on the Texas Trucking Association Board of Directors as the Texas Trucking Association Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter Chairman, and the Intermodal Association of North America Intermodal Safety and Operations and Maintenance & Repair Committees. Graglia is also a member of the American Trucking Association’s Intermodal Motor Carrier Conference, Small Carrier Conference, and the Technology and Engineering Automated Truck Subcommittee. 

David Kassen of Plano is Vice President of Same Day Transportation for FedEx Office where he leads the autonomous delivery project. Kassen is Vice President of St. Paul the Apostle Men’s Club and a University of Texas Dallas Global Business Mentor. 

Mike McNally of Granbury is Nuclear Security Manager for Luminant Power’s Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant. where he’s held various roles for over 20 years. McNally is a member of the American Legion Granbury, Texas Detachment and the Marine Corps League Granbury, Texas Detachment. He retired in 2021 after 21 years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserve.

Russell McQuiston of Fort Worth is the Director of Security and Emergency Services for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Fort Worth. McQuiston previously served as the Senior Security Manager of Government Security Operations, Security Manager for the Integrated Fighter Group, and Manager of the Global Emergency Operations Center for Lockheed Martin in Bethesda, Maryland. 

To see the other six members from across Texas, go here.

What is the Private Sector Advisory Council?

Texas’ Private Sector Advisory Council is a permanent special advisory committee that was created to advise the governor or the governor’s designee on homeland security issues relevant to the private sector.

Representatives are appointed by the governor or the governor’s designee from a spectrum of business and industry sectors such as agriculture and food, banking and finance; chemicals and hazardous materials, defense; energy, emergency services, IT, telecom, shipping, public health, transportation, ports and waterways, national monuments, and more. 

Terms expire at the pleasure of the governor.

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