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Tracey Beaver

Tracey  BeaverTracey Beaver serves as the General Counsel for the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV).

Prior to joining TxDMV in 2019, she held the positions of assistant general counsel, special counsel and director of the workers’ compensation counsel office at the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) for eight years. She began her state service as a hearings officer at the Texas Workforce Commission where she presided over hearings brought under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act.

Tracey earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in behavioral science from Texas State University and she earned her juris doctorate in 2007 from St. Mary's University School of Law. While at St. Mary’s University, she served as staff writer for The Scholar Law Review. In addition to her license from the State Bar of Texas, Tracey also holds a project management professional certification.

Brett Graham, Board Member

Brett Graham T Brett Graham, of Denison, is owner and CEO of Graham International. He is a board member of the Texas Association of Business and a member of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association and the Texas Tire Dealers Association. He is a trustee of Pottsboro Independent School District School Board, board secretary of Grayson Central Appraisal District, board chair of Texoma Health Foundation and Denison Development Foundation and a board member of Ameristate Bank. Graham received a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing and real estate from Baylor University.

He is appointed for a term to expire February 1, 2023.


John M. Prewitt, Board Member

John PrewittJohn M. Prewitt of Cypress is president of Tideport Distributing, Inc. in The Woodlands. He is a member of the Texas Trucking Association Board of Directors, former board of director and member of Austin Jaycees, and former vice-chairman of finance of Arrowmoon District of the Boy Scouts of America. Prewitt received a Bachelor of Science in economics from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin. He is appointed for a term to expire February 1, 2023


Paul R. Scott, Board Member

Paul ScottPaul R. Scott of Lubbock is president of Fiesta Motors-Fiesta Acceptance. He is a member of Texas Independent Auto Dealers Association and a former member of the board of directors and former chair of the Leadership Giving Committee for Lubbock United Way. He is also former chair of the Missions Committee and Staff Parish Relations Committee of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and former mission volunteer of Lakeridge United Methodist Church. Scott is a veteran of the United States Army. He is appointed for a term to expire February 1, 2023.


Raymond Palacios, Jr., Chairman

Raymond Palacios T Raymond Palacios Jr. is President of Bravo Cadillac in El Paso and Bravo Chevrolet Cadillac in Las Cruces, NM. He is past district director of the Texas Automotive Dealers Association, past President of the El Paso New Car Dealers Association, past vice chair of General Motors' Minority Dealer Advisory Council, and a past member of the National Chevrolet Dealer Advisory Council and the Hummer Dealer Advisory Council.

He currently serves on the El Paso Electric Company Board of Directors, is vice chairman of the Borderplex Economic Alliance and board member of the Council for Economic Development and Educational Enhancement. He is past president of the Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans and a past board member of Leadership Houston, the University of Houston Alumni Association, Yucca Council Boy Scouts of America, El Paso Better Business Bureau and First Sun Bank. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Palacios received a bachelor's degree from the University of Houston, and is a graduate of Leadership El Paso. He was appointed as the presiding officer of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board in August 2016. He is appointed for a term to expire February 1, 2019.



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