LUBBOCK, Texas, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tri Global Energy, LLC announced today David R. Seim, Market Chairman of Happy State Bank in Lubbock, has joined Tri Global Energy, LLC as an Advisory Board Member. His strong leadership of Happy State Bank's 29 banking locations in West Texas is indicative of the goodwill Tri Global is bringing to the economy of West Texas. Mr. Seim brings added value to the Tri Global Energy team with his long-standing executive experience.
He has served as Chairman of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas, and he served as a director of the Independent Community Bankers Association of America. He also served on the board of The Independent Bankers Bank in Dallas and was chosen to serve as Chairman of the Board in 1995. Additionally, Seim served on the board of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU, where he served as Chairman.
Seim's strong community involvement in Lubbock is greatly valued by the executive team at Tri Global. He has served as chairman of the following organizations in Lubbock: United Way Campaign, Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, Lubbock Country Club, Southwest Lubbock Rotary Club, South Plains Council Boy Scouts of America, the Texas Tech University Foundation, and he served as Chairman of the Board of the Covenant Health System. Seim's community involvement has brought him several honors including the United Way's Rita Harmon Award for Community Service, the Roy Bass Memorial Award presented by Southwest Lubbock Rotary, John F. Lott Distinguished Citizen Award and he is a Silver Beaver Award recipient from the Boy Scouts of America. Additionally, Seim received the William Tinney Award for Ethics in Business, which was presented at the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce's annual prayer luncheon in 2009. In 2006, he was awarded the prestigious Chairman's Award from the Independent Bankers Association of Texas for service to community banking at its annual convention in San Antonio.
Seim attended Texas Tech University and is a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. He is married to the former Paula Cloud and they have three grown children and six grandchildren.
"Wind energy is going to be a very positive force to the economy of West Texas. I am very proud to be working with the high-integrity group of executives at Tri Global Energy," says David R. Seim.
Due to the $7 billion plus investment by the state of Texas to complete development of electrical transmission lines in Texas by the end of 2013 and the excellent and sustainable wind resources available in the West Texas region, Tri Global Energy's projects will significantly boost the tax revenue in the communities where the wind farms exist in rural West Texas. Local citizens and their communities will greatly benefit from the purchasing of renewable wind energy from these local sources.
John B. Billingsley, Chairman and CEO of Tri Global Energy, states, "David Seim is an exemplary citizen with whom we are very proud to be associated. He is representative of the good things Tri Global Energy is bringing to West Texas."
About Tri Global Energy
Tri Global Energy is currently developing utility-scale community wind power projects throughout West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. The company has 15 projects in its wind energy portfolio, representing approximately 600,000 acres of wind resource sites that are under development. Several are in the late stages of development that include the completion of wind resource studies and permitting. Experts have identified Tri Global Energy wind power projects as having some of the best wind resources in the U.S. Tri Global projects are also near the geographic intersection of three major transmission interconnections that serve customers across the country. More information about Tri Global is available at http://www.triglobalenergy.com.
SOURCE Tri Global Energy