Three with ties to Lubbock have been appointed to a state board.

Governor Rick Perry has appointed 13 members to the Texas Emerging Technology Advisory Committee, including David L. Miller, Robert “Bob” Wright II, and Randy Hill.

Miller currently resides in Lubbock, and is the chief operating officer for Flat Wireless. He formerly served as vice chancellor of Research and Commercialization for Texas Tech. Miller received a Master of Business Administration and a law degree from Texas Tech, following a bachelor’s degree from Midwestern State University.

Wright lives in Dallas, and is an attorney and consultant for Executives in Action. Wright attended Texas Tech for his graduate degrees, which includes a Master of Business Administration and a law degree.

Hill resides in Baird, and is a NASCAR team owner. He also is president and CEO of Randy Hill Racing. He is a member of the Lubbock, Abilene, and Vernon chambers of commerce.

The committee reviews and recommends proposals to the governor, lieutenant governor, and the speaker of the Texas House of Representatives for funding through the Texas Emerging Technology Fund.

Terms for the committee are decided by drawing lots at the first meeting, and will determine which members will serve one and two year appointments.