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Houston Mayor Appoints Bracewell’s Carrin F. Patman as METRO Board Chair

HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP Partner Carrin F. Patman has been chosen by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner to serve the Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) Board as its new chairwoman. Patman is returning to the transit agency, having previously served on the board for four years. Houston City Council unanimously approved Patman, making her the first woman to chair the agency.

“Carrin is the person who can take METRO to the next level,” Mayor Turner said during a press conference held March 4. “She is a visionary leader, capable of collaborating with all the different communities, stakeholders, as well as the various governmental entities to advance transportation and mobility for our entire region.”

Patman, a trial attorney with more than 30 years of experience, was the first woman elected to  Bracewell’s Management Committee. In 2001, she received the prestigious Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award, given each year by the Anti-Defamation League.

Since 1979, METRO has offered Houston and many of its surrounding areas with safe and affordable transportation services, including bus; METRORail; METROLift; Express Lanes; Park & Ride Lots and Transit Centers.