Advancing the Vision
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) Advisory Council is comprised of a small group of high-level transportation professionals from across Texas and every sector of the transportation world. The council, which meets annually, offers a tremendous service to the Institute by advising on transportation issues and trends and supporting TTI’s research programs and initiatives. TTI profiles several council members in each issue of Researcher.
Deputy Policy Director
Office of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott
Steven Albright is deputy policy director for Texas Gov. Greg Abbot. He specializes in the areas of transportation, energy, natural resources and homeland security policy. He previously served eight years as chief of staff in the Texas Senate for Sen. Robert Nichols and was policy director for the Texas Senate Committee on Transportation.
Albright also has served as a legislative director in the Texas House of Representatives, focusing on natural resources and finance-related policy. He has more than 15 years of experience in the legislative and executive branches of Texas government, including 20 regular and special legislative sessions.
Corpus Christi, Texas
Mike Carrell earned his MBA in 1981 and went into the banking profession in 1983. He also holds undergraduate and master’s degrees in civil and structural engineering, respectively, and has held engineering positions with M.W. Kellogg, Urban Engineering and Exxon. He continues to maintain his license as a professional engineer in the state of Texas.
Carrell is former chairman of the Port of Corpus Christi, serves as a board member of the Coastal Bend Community Foundation and the United Way of the Coastal Bend, and is a board member and past president of the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay Association. He is a past president of the Corpus Christi Business Alliance (now the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce).
Fort Worth, Texas
Jungus Jordan was re-elected to his sixth term of office on the Fort Worth City Council in 2015. He is a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, serving in Vietnam, Germany and the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon. Upon retirement, Jordan served as development officer at Texas Christian University and later in management positions in marketing and financial advising.
Jordan is a board member of the National League of Cities and the North Texas Commission. He is a past president of the Texas Municipal League, vice chair of the North Central Texas Clean Air Steering Committee, and former chair of the North Central Texas Regional Transportation Council. He also serves as chair of the Passenger Rail Working Group and the Tarrant Regional Transportation Coalition.