FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (4/13/11)--Texas Gov. Rick Perry has nominated two new appointees and re-nominated two others to the Texas Credit Union Commission. The new nominees include Gary Tuma, president/CEO of Smart Financial CU, Houston, and Sherri Kay Brannon Merket, a Midland resident, said the Texas Credit Union League (LoneStar Leaguer April 12). Tuma is nominated for an industry seat formerly held by Barbara Sheffield, former president/CEO of Members Choice CU, Houston. Merket has been nominated for a public member seat. Current public members Rob Kyker and Manny Cavazos were re-nominated. Current public member Pete Snow has rotated off the commission as a public member. The terms of Tuma, Merket and Cavazos would expire Feb. 15, 2017. Kyker's term would expire Feb. 15, 2015. The commission oversees the activities of the Texas Credit Union Department and serves as a primary point of accountability for ensuring that state credit unions function as a system.