Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Patsy Wesson to the Governor’s Commission for Women for a term set to expire December 31, 2019. Governor Abbott has charged the commission with developing a strategy and implementation plan to help make Texas the number one state for women-owned businesses, to help address the issue of human trafficking, and to help rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Harvey. Within the Texas Governor’s Economic Development Division, the commission specializes in outreach, education, research and referral services.
Patsy Wesson of Fort Worth is president and owner of Carriage Square Jewelers, LLC, and founder and director of numerous private businesses. Additionally, she is a former elementary school educator. She is a member of the Jewelers Board of Trade and holds multiple certifications from the Gemological Institute of America. Wesson received a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma, and she is a graduate gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America.