Texas Government

Three Appointed to Oversight Committee

Three new members were appointed to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee by Gov. Rick Perry Thursday, Sept. 26. The committee guides the work of the institute, which awards grants to expedite innovation in cancer research, and attracts and expands cancer prevention and treatment research capabilities.


Angelos Angelou of Austin is founder and principal executive of AngelouEconomics, and former vice president of economic development for the Austin Chamber of Commerce. He is a founding member of the Site Selectors Guild, fellow of the IC2 Institute, and member of the University of Texas College of Natural Sciences Advisory Council. He is also a past board member of the International Economic Development Council, and past advisory council member for the St. Edwards University School of Behavioral and Social Sciences and University of Texas Bureau of Business Research. Angelou received a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas and a master's degree in economics from St. Mary's University. He is appointed for a term to expire Jan. 31, 2019.

Gerry Geistweidt of Mason is an attorney in private practice, and is admitted to practice law before the Texas Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas and U.S. Tax Court. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and Texas Bar Association, and a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. He is also a former member of the Texas House of Representatives, and an elder at River of Life Church in Mason. He served in the U.S. Army. Geistweidt received a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University and a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. He is appointed for a term to expire Jan. 31, 2015.

William Rice of Austin is a physician and senior vice president of clinical innovation for St. David’s Healthcare, and the Central and West Texas Division of the Hospital Corporation of America. He is a member of the American and Texas Medical associations, and a past member of the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation and Texas Board of Nursing. He is also a board member and corporate sponsorship committee chair of the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Rice received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and surgical training at St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston. He is appointed for a term to expire Jan. 31, 2017.

The committee operates pursuant to Senate Bill 149 of the 83rd Regular Legislative Session.