A native of Kingsville, Texas, Mrs. Ida Clement (Weisie) Steen gained investment experience through managing personal holdings for the past 40 years. She is regent emerita for the Texas A&M University System, where she served on the Finance Committee and as special liaison to the Texas Growth Fund Board. A graduate of Trinity University, she was a teacher and administrator at Learning About Learning Educational Foundation. She chaired the 2011 Texas Inaugural Committee as well as the 150th anniversary celebration of King Ranch, Inc. Mrs. Steen has served as chair of the board of trustees of San Antonio Academy and as vice-chair and trustee of the Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital Foundation Endowment Fund. She served on the six-member Texas State Preservation Board, which is chaired by the governor and oversees the State Capitol, the Texas State History Museum and the Governor’s Mansion. By gubernatorial appointment, she sits on the three-member Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, the agency that regulates all phases of the alcoholic beverage industry in Texas.
Director since 1996