Governor Abbott Names Kinney Chair And Appoints Tyroch To State Securities Board

Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Communication

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Melissa Tyroch to the State Securities Board for a term set to expire on January 20, 2025.

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Melissa Tyroch to the State Securities Board for a term set to expire on January 20, 2025. Additionally, the Governor named Wally Kinney chair of the board. The board registers securities offered and sold in Texas and oversees the firms and individuals selling securities or providing investment advice to Texans.

Melissa Tyroch of Belton is a partner at Tyroch Boyd PLLC. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. She is president of the Altrusa International Foundation of Temple, member and former board member of Altrusa International of Temple, Inc., and a former board member of Leadership Temple. Additionally, she is a member of the Bell County Youth Fair Scholarship Committee, a class agent for the Texas A&M Class of 2003, team lead of the United Way of Central Texas Citizens Review Committee, and a volunteer for Lakewood Elementary PTA. Tyroch received a Bachelor of Science in political science from Texas A&M University, a Juris Doctor degree from Texas Tech School of Law, and a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University – Central Texas.

Wally Kinney of Comfort is retired after serving in various roles in the banking industry for over 45 years. He is a member of North American Securities Administrators Association and a former member of Texas Bankers Association and the Young Men’s Business League. He is a life member of the Austin Optimist Club and the Austin Chamber of Commerce and a former member of the Exchange Club of Austin and the Austin Rotary Club. Kinney attended Texas State University and received an Advanced Certificate from the American Institute of Banking.