The Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) has a new and distinguished member for its Advisory Council. Erle Nye, chairman emeritus of TXU Corp. in Dallas, has achieved a long and successful career in the engineering, financial, legal, operations and regulatory areas of the energy industry.
Nye joins more than 30 other members of the council, providing advice on transportation issues and trends and supporting TTI research programs and initiatives.
A long-time supporter of TTI and Texas A&M University, Nye holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University and a juris doctor degree from Southern Methodist University. He served two terms on The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents from 1997 to 2009 and was elected chairman in 2001.
In 2005, Nye was appointed to the Board of the University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO) and was elected chair of UTIMCO in February 2009. Nye was appointed chairman of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council by former President George Bush. He served on the Advisory Committee to the President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection and on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electric System Reliability Task Force.
Nye is a registered professional engineer and a member of local, state and American bar associations. He has served on numerous civic and professional boards and received multiple honors and awards. A native of Fort Worth, he and his wife, Alice, have five children and 10 grandchildren.