Governor Rick Perry appointed Stephen Gersuk of Plano to the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2013. Gersuk is a business developer for a defense electronics company. He is also president of the Denton State Supported Living Center (SSLC) Family Association, and a board member of the Denton SSLC Volunteer Services Council. Gersuk has a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech University. He fills a vacant position formerly held by Brenda Coleman-Beattie of Austin who resigned from the Council in the fall of 2011 for family reasons. She served as a member since August 2002 and was Chair of the Council from December 2008 to February 2012. Many thanks to her for her dedicated work on behalf of people with disabilities!