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Medical Board Names Executive Director

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The Texas Medical Board today named Stephen Brint Carlton Executive Director of the agency, effective April 23, 2018.

Mr. Carlton, of Orange, Texas, has experience as a county judge and prosecutor for Orange County, and prior to that was in private law practice. He holds a Master of Health Administration from the University of Florida at Gainesville and his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.

Carlton also holds the rank of Major in the United States Air Force Reserve, and joined the United States Air Force as a first lieutenant, Medical Service Corps officer, after graduating from the University of Florida. He spent nearly four years on active duty stationed at the 17th Medical Group, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas. He was responsible for disaster management and group practice management as a health administrator. Mr. Carlton also deployed to the 386th Expeditionary Medical Group, Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait for six months in 2009 and helped coordinate aeromedical evacuation missions for Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

“Our committee worked diligently on the agency’s executive search this past year and we are very excited with the skills and talent that Mr. Carlton will bring to the agency,” said Dr. Sherif Zaafran, M.D., Board President. “We look forward to working with Mr. Carlton on fulfilling the Board’s core mission of public protection. I also want to acknowledge Scott Freshour, who served as acting Executive Director leading the agency during the interim. We’re very thankful for his continued leadership.”

Mr. Freshour will resume his role as the agency’s General Counsel.