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Korbell re-elected chairman of SwRI Board of Directors

Nov. 30, 2010 — Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®) announced today the re-elections of John C. Korbell and Philip J. Pfeiffer to chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of its Board of Directors.

Korbell is managing director–Wealth Management and senior investment management consultant for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, San Antonio. Korbell became an SwRI trustee in 2000 and a Board member in 2004. He was elected vice chairman in 2007 and served in that role until he was elected chairman in 2009.

Pfeiffer is a senior partner (retired), former managing partner and currently of counsel at Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. He became an SwRI trustee in 2000, a Board member in 2005 and vice chairman in 2009.

"Southwest Research Institute is pleased that John and Phil will continue to serve as the leaders of our Board," said President J. Dan Bates. "Our success depends on the strong leadership and guidance our Board provides."

The re-election of Institute officers also was announced. SwRI officers are J. Dan Bates, president; Walter D. Downing, executive vice president; John F. Sprencel, CFO, senior vice president–Finance and Institute secretary; Beth Ann Rafferty, treasurer and assistant Institute secretary; Jack S. Fernandi, assistant treasurer; and John W. McLeod, vice president and general counsel.

Also re-elected are Vice Presidents Dr. James L. Burch, Space Science and Engineering; Bruce B. Bykowski, Engine, Emissions and Vehicle Research; Susan B. Crumrine, Automation and Data Systems; Danny M. Deffenbaugh, Mechanical Engineering; Dr. Katharine C. Golas, Training, Simulation and Performance Improvement; Lee J. Grant, Fuels and Lubricants Research; Pat Griffith, Facilities and Services; Dr. William G. Guion, Signal Exploitation and Geolocation; Dr. Amos E. Holt, Environmental, Safety and Quality Systems; Bob Keys, Applied Power; Dr. Michael G. MacNaughton, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Edward D. Moore, Applied Physics; Dr. Wesley C. Patrick, Geosciences and Engineering; and Richard D. Somers, Aerospace Electronics and Information Technology.

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