LU alum reappointed to Board of Pilot Commissioners

Gov. Greg Abbott recently reappointed Charles E. “Charlie” Holder, a Lamar University alumnus, to the Jefferson and Orange County Board of Pilot Commissioners for terms set to expire on Aug. 24, 2024.

Holder of Vidor is president and CEO of Advantage Testing, Home Instead Senior Care and Share Holders, LLC. He is a member of the Entrepreneurs Organization, chairman of the Betterment for Seniors Foundation Board, board member of Meals on Wheels of Jefferson, Orange and Hardin counties and the founder of Be a Santa to a Senior in Southeast Texas. Holder also received a master’s degree in entrepreneurship from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

According to the governor’s office, the board has exclusive jurisdiction over the pilot services provided in Jefferson or Orange County, including intermediate stops and landing places for vessels on navigable streams wholly or partially located in the board’s jurisdiction.

Along with Holder, William G. “Will” Jenkins III of Beaumont was also reappointed to the board.

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