The Honorable Hugo Berlanga, former Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives and ranch owner has also joined the Board. Hugo was a member of the Texas House of Representative for the 34th District for several years, chairing several influential committees during his tenure. He was also appointed Speaker Pro Tempore.
Because of his hard work and commitment to the people of Texas he earned many awards and special recognitions for his efforts:
Ten Best Legislators – Texas Monthly 1993. 1995, 1997
Legislator of the Year – Texas Municipal League 1985
The Humanitarian Award – The National Conference of Christians and Jews 1994
Top Ten Best Legislators – Harte Hanks Newspapers 1995
Conservationist of the Year Award – Texas Outdoor Writer’s Association 1981
Hugo now works as a lobbyist and consultant in a variety of fields using his legislative experience to assist his clients in developing a legislative and regulatory agenda, which will allow them to compete and grow.
Hugo and his wife Laura most recently entered their ranch, The Mustang Ranch in the Images for Conservation Pro-Tour Contest – Coastal Bend. Along with their photographer they succeeded in taking 2nd place in that contest.
While Hugo has long been a conservationist, participating in nature photography has opened his mind up to a totally new method of conservation.
He is very interested in Images for Conservation and all the efforts the organization is making towards conservation.