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BIOGRAPHY - MARCUS L. YANCEY

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BIOGRAPHY - MARCUS L. YANCEY

Posted: 1219197322000
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Surnames: yancey
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Marcus L. Yancey, Jr.

Marcus L. Yancey, Jr.
Marcus Yancey, Jr. (UT '50) joined the Texas Highway Department in 1957. He would spend the remainder of his career with the Department, retiring in 1993.

In 1967, Dewitt Greer transferred Yancey to his personal staff. Five years later, Marc was named Assistant Engineer-Director, and in 1980 he became Deputy Executive Director.

Known as a person of high integrity, Mr. Yancey represented the Department's interests during 16 legislative sessions under eight governors. Marc Yancey was an effective manager and public spokesman for the Department. His management skills were recognized when he was called upon to chair the Governor's Task Force on Management by Objectives in 1979. His strong financial oversight skills led him to be twice appointed as chairman of the State Agency Coordinating Council, and he was twice elected to the board of the State Employees Retirement System.

Mr. Yancey chaired numerous AASHTO committees and was recognized as "Public Administrator of the Year" by the Austin Society of Public Administrators. Referring to Mr. Yancey, former Governor Briscoe noted: "Working with leaders such as Dewitt Greer, Marc was the key in building the best highway system to be found anywhere..."

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