From Governer Perry’s website:

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Zak Covar of Round Rock to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a term to expire Aug. 31, 2015. The commission establishes, oversees and implements policies regarding clean air, clean water and other environmental matters for the State of Texas.

Covar served as executive director of the TCEQ and has worked for the commission since 2007. He is a former environmental and natural resources policy advisor to Gov. Perry, former chief committee clerk for the Texas House of Representatives Environmental Regulation Committee, and former chief of staff to State Rep. Dennis Bonnen.

Covar received a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University.