Mr. Soliz was appointed to the Board of Directors by Mayor Sylvester Turner in 2016 and represents the City of Houston. In 1994-1995, he previously served on the Board of Directors as an appointee of Governor Ann Richards and represented Harris County. Mr. Soliz is a 1976 graduate of Texas State University and a 1979 graduate of Harvard Law School. He is the managing attorney of The Soliz Law Firm, P.L.L.C. Mr. Soliz is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He also teaches as an Adjunct Professor at Lone Star College – North Harris and has previously taught as an Adjunct Professor at South Texas College of Law and San Jacinto College – North. Since its inception in 1996, Mr. Soliz has served as a member of the Board of Directors of SER Niño’s, Inc. d/b/a SER Niño’s Charter School, and open-enrollment charter school operating in the Gulfton area of Southwest Houston. He has previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Energulf Resources, Inc., the Executive Service Corps of Houston, the Harris County Private Industry Council, the Houston Hispanic Forum, the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston, the Houston Young Lawyers Association, and SER-Jobs for Progress of the Texas Gulf Coast, Inc. He has also previously served on the City of Houston’s Civil Service Commission, as an appointee of Mayor Annise Parker, as well as the Strategic Planning Committee and the Shared Decision Making Committee of Houston I.S.D.’s The Rice School/La Escuela Rice. He is a graduate of Leadership Houston (Class XVIII) and United Way of Greater Houston’s Project Blueprint (Class II). In recognition of his volunteer community service in the Greater Houston area, Mr. Soliz is a recipient of a 2016 Comcast Hispanic Hero Award. A native of Corpus Christi, Texas, he has lived and worked continuously in Houston since 1979. Mr. Soliz is married, has two children, and a granddaughter.