Laura Koerner

Commission Chair

Fair Oaks, Texas
Term Expires December 31, 2023

Laura Koerner of Fair Oaks Ranch is a project manager, engineer, and a Councilwoman for the City of Fair Oaks Ranch. She served in the United States Navy as a Surface Warfare (Nuclear) Officer onboard USS MAHAN (DDG 72) and USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), earning 2 Navy Commendation Medals and a Navy Achievement Medal. She is a Blue & Gold Officer with the Admissions Department of the United States Naval Academy and a member of Project Management Institute, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association, and the Navy Officer Spouses Club of Greater San Antonio. Koerner received a Bachelor of Science in systems engineering from the United States Naval Academy and a Master of Science in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was qualified as a Nuclear Propulsion Plant Operator at the Naval Nuclear Power School.

 

Kevin Barber

Vice Chair

Houston, Texas
Term Expires December 31, 2021

Kevin Barber of Houston is president and founder of 95 Bravo Resources, LLC, a wholesale energy services company, and founder and principal of Veteran Energy, LLC, a retail electricity provider and business development lead for Enchanted Rock, Ltd. He is also founder of the Power to Give Back program, an initiative created to provide resources to military veterans and aid in their employment. The program also drives efforts to support other local charitable organizations that provide further services to veterans. Previously, he served as regional trading team leader at Integrys Energy Services and director of Midwest Trading and Marketing at Southwest Energy. Prior to his extensive career in the energy trading arena, he earned an honorable discharge from the United States Army, where he served in the 1st Military Police Company of the 1st Infantry Division as a K-9 patrol dog handler. He serves on multiple veteran service organization boards and is a supporter of veteran entrepreneurs in the community. Barber received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany and an associate’s degree in criminal justice from SUNY-Adirondack.

 

Kimberlee Shaneyfelt

Secretary

Dallas, Texas
Term Expires December 31, 2023

Kimberlee Shaneyfelt of Argyle retired as a Colonel after 23 years of service in the United States Air Force. Her primary military specialty was intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. In her final active duty posting, she served as Commander, 17th Training Wing, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas. Her military decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal with 1 Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Korean Defense Service Medal. She is a member of the Dallas/Fort Worth World Affairs Council and currently serves as secretary of the Denton County Master Gardener Association. Shaneyfelt received a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Southeast Missouri State University, a Master of Arts in security studies from Georgetown University, a Master of Arts in National security and strategy from Air University, and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University.

 

Mary Lopez Dale

Commission Member

Cedar Park, Texas
Term Expires December 31, 2025

Mary Lopez Dale of Cedar Park serves as general counsel for Family Hospital Systems and Family Emergency Room.  She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.  She serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Austin Community College Foundation and the Leander Education for Excellence Foundation.  She is a founding member and past commander of American Legion Post 911.  Dale received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University and a Juris Doctor degree from Cleveland Marshall College of Law.  She is a former enlisted soldier in the US Army Reserve.  She earned a commission through ROTC and served on active duty and was honorably discharged at the rank of Captain.

 

Mike Hernandez

Commission Member

Abilene, Texas
Term Expires December 31, 2025

Mike Hernandez of Abilene is retired from the Texas Workforce Commission. He is very active in his community as a board member for Abilene Habitat for Humanity, Abilene Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Heritage Committee and is the Chapter Adjutant for the Military Order of the Purple Heart 1937. He became the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Citizen of the Year, Abilene Chamber of Commerce.  Hernandez received an Associate degree in sociology from Cisco College. Honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps and medically retired due to his combat injuries sustained in Vietnam.