T. Dan Friedkin

Last modified on: 04-14-2021 15:43:17

(Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas)

General Information

Home Town: Houston

Personal Information

T. Dan Friedkin was appointed to the Commission by Governor Rick Perry on May 9, 2005 and was reappointed by Governor Perry to another six-year term in 2011. He served as Chairman from September 1, 2011 through December 31, 2013 and again from July 29, 2015 to January 19, 2018. Friedkin is Chairman and CEO of The Friedkin Group, a privately held and diverse consortium of businesses and investments in the automotive, hospitality, entertainment, sports and adventure industries. These include Gulf States Toyota, one of the world’s largest independent distributors of Toyota vehicles and parts. Friedkin is an avid outdoorsman who is active in wildlife conservation initiatives in the U.S. and abroad. He is a trustee of the Wildlife Conservation Society, a trustee of the Kinkaid School, member of the Young President's Organization, Chairman of the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation and serves on the advisory Board of The Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. A graduate of Georgetown University, he received a Masters Degree from Rice University.

Contact and Phone Numbers

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission
1375 Enclave Parkway
Houston, TX 77077