George “Tex” Quesada is joining the North Texas Tollway Authority Board of Directors as a Dallas County appointee beginning today. Quesada was appointed to a two-year term by the Dallas County Commissioners Court, replacing Bob Day, who served on the board since September 2007.
“We are excited about working with Mr. Quesada,” said Kenneth Barr, chairman of the NTTA Board of Directors. “He will bring great insight and energy to this board, and help us continue to find ways to improve mobility throughout North Texas.”
An attorney, Quesada grew up in Fort Worth, Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley. He has tried civil cases from one end of Texas to the other, and he practices law in New Mexico as well. He is a Baylor University graduate who worked for the Supreme Court of Texas. A past president of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and Dallas Trial Lawyers Association; Quesada has served on a number of state bar committees, including the local grievance committee, and he regularly makes presentations at legal seminars across the state. He is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America,” teaches Sunday school and is a long-time supporter of local charities such as the Wilkinson Center that provides assistance to families in need.
“I’ve always seen the NTTA as a dedicated, hard-working organization and I’m looking forward to being a part of its leadership,” said Quesada. “I realize I have very big shoes to fill as I take the position so ably occupied by Dr. Bob Day.”
Day completed his second term as a four-year member of the NTTA board at the September meeting. “We are indebted to Bob for his service and significant contributions, especially his chairmanship of the NTTA Finance and Audit and Legal Services committees,” said Barr.