Commissioners of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Commissioner Mike ArismendezMike Arismendez, Chair
Shallowater, Texas
Term Expires 02/01/2021
  • Appointed to TDLR Commission; 2005
  • Occupation: Assistant to Mayor and City Council, City of Lubbock
  • BBA, Texas Tech University
  • Treasurer for the City of Lubbock Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Vice-President for the Lubbock County Republican Hispanic National Assembly
  • Member of WesTex Allied Communities
  • Member of Texas Association of Sports Officials
  • Executive Committee Lubbock County Republican Party
  • Former Mayor of Shallowater Texas
  • Former President of Lubbock County Child Protective Services
  • Former member of the Texas Motor Vehicle Board


Commissioner Thomas ButlerThomas F. Butler, Vice Chair
Deer Park, Texas
Term Expires 02/01/2019
  • Appointed to TDLR Commission: 2013
  • Chairman, TF Butler & Company, 2004-present
  • Chairman, Texas Credit Union Commission, 2004-2005
  • Director of Religious Education, St. Hyacinth Roman Catholic Church, 2010-2012
  • President, Diesel Fuel Maintenance Services Inc., 2004-2008
  • Systems Analyst, Butler & Company, 1998-2004
  • Pre-Sentence Investigator, Harris County Adult Probation, 1993-1998
  • Electrician, Brown & Root Industrial Services, 1989-1993
  • Real Estate Sales, Realty World Real Estate, 1987-1989
  • Past Board Member, Texas Community Services
  • Former Vice-Chairman, Republican National Hispanic Assembly (Harris County)
  • University of Houston: BBA - Accounting, BBA - Management Information Systems


Commissioner Catherine RodewaldCatherine Rodewald
Frisco, Texas
Term Expires 02/01/2017
  • Appointed to TDLR Commission, 2013
  • Northwood University (BBA)
  • Board of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (2001-2002, 2007-2013)
  • President – Prudential Asset Resources (2005 – 2013)
  • Managing Dir/Chief Information Officer – Prudential Mortgage Capital (2002 – 2013)
  • Vice President/Chief Information Officer – Hunt Consolidated, Inc. (2000 – 2001)
  • Sr. Vice President and Chief Information Officer – AMRESCO, Inc. (1994 – 1999)
  • Vice Chair – Parkland Foundation
  • Former Chair – Mortgage Bankers Association Commercial Servicing Forum
  • Former board member – Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Former board member – Dallas Women’s Foundation


Commissioner Deborah YurcoDeborah Yurco
Austin, Texas
Term Expires 02/01/2019
  • Appointed TDLR Commission; 2007
  • Licensed attorney at law in the State of Texas
  • Licensed attorney at law in the State of Florida
  • South Texas College of Law, JD, 1985
  • Florida State University, BS Finance, 1982
  • Board member of the St. David’s Healthcare Foundation
  • Board member of the Junior Austin Women’s Club
  • Past board member and legal counsel for The Women’s Symphony League of Austin
  • Board member and legal counsel for the Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Gamma Sorority, Gamma Beta Chapter at the University of Texas


Commissioner Ravi ShahRavi Shah
Carrollton, Texas
Term Expires 02/01/2017
  • Appointed to TDLR Commission: 2011
  • Occupation: Director of Development Services, City of Carrollton
  • University of Texas at Arlington BBA and BS. Architecture
  • Certified Building Official
  • Texas Industrialized Building Code Council, 2003-2011
  • Board of Directors, International Code Council (ICC)
  • Past President, Building Officials Association of Texas
  • Past Chairman, Construction Research & Advisory Committee, UTA
  • Vice Chair, International Accreditation Services (IAS)
  • Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects
  • Chairman of the Sustainability Building Technology Committee


Commissioner Helen CallierHelen Callier
Kingwood, Texas
Term Expires 02/01/2021
  • Appointed to TDLR Commission: 2016
  • Occupation: President of Bradlink, LLC
  • Prairie View A&M University, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Board Member, American Public Transportation Association Business Member Board of Governors
  • Small Business Sponsor - Women in Transportation
  • Acting Chair, Tri-County Regional Black Chamber of Commerce Procurement and Emerging Business Council
  • Board Member, Texas Association African-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Business Member, Asian Chamber of Commerce – Houston
  • Former Board Member, Government Procurement Connections, Inc. 501(c)3 – Houston
  • City of Houston Mayor’s International Trade Development Council / Central & South American, and Caribbean


Commissioner Rick FigueroaRick Figueroa
Brenham, Texas
Term Expires 02/01/2021
  • Appointed to TDLR Commission: 2016
  • Occupation: First VP of UBS Financial Services; Partner with Caton Figueroa Group
  • Texas A&M University, B.B.A., M.S.
  • Member, Texas Judicial Council
  • Member, Memorial Hermann Hospital Board
  • Member, Young Life Hispanic National Committee
  • Board Member, American Leadership Forum, Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter
  • Downtown Houston Kiwanis Club, past president
  • International Leadership Institute, past council member



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