Gov. Perry Reappoints Two Agency Commissioners
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 • Austin, TX • News Release
Governor Rick Perry has reappointed Michael Cooper Waters of Dallas and Wm. Scott McAfee of Driftwood to the seven-member Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Mr. Waters continues as chair of the commission, a position he assumed March 2012. Both Mr. Waters and Mr. McAfee have served since 2008, and their new terms expire September 2019.
Michael Cooper Waters is retired president and CEO of Hendrick Health System in Abilene, Texas, a position he held for 24 years. He still serves Hendrick Health System as senior consultant. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Lamar University in Beaumont and a Master of Science in Hospital Administration from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. First appointed to the commission by Governor Rick Perry in 2008 to fill the expired term of Diana Rae Hester Cox of Amarillo, he served as Audit Committee Chairman until March 2012 when he was designated TSLAC Chairman by the governor. Among his many honors was the Texas Hospital Association’s Earl M. Collier Award for Distinguished Hospital Administration which he received in 1995 and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Hospital Association in 2004, the highest award given by the Association. He and his family live in Dallas.
Wm. Scott McAfee is a Global Services Account Executive for Microsoft, Inc., and brings to the commission a strong background in IT strategy, service delivery and support, and relationship management. He holds a Bachelors' degree from St. Edward's University in Austin and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Southwest Texas State University, now Texas State University in San Marcos. McAfee lives daily with an appreciation for genealogy, archives and history: his residence in Driftwood is on property that has been in the family since 1886 and has been recognized by the Texas Department of Agriculture's Family Land Heritage Program, which honors operational farms and ranches that have been in a family for over 100, 150 and 200 years. The family property is also the site of a historical cemetery recognized by the Texas Historical Cemetery program. McAfee is also a proud volunteer with the Boys Scout of America.