Board of Directors

L. D. Whitton

President of the Board

L. D. Whitton was born in Big Spring, Texas and raised in San Angelo, Texas. After graduating from Central High School, he attended college in San Angelo at Angelo State University (ASU), majoring in Government with a Criminal Justice minor. He became a professional welder and also worked on various farms and ranches in the San Angelo area. In 1986 he was accepted into the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), where he served for over twenty five and one half (25 ½) years. During his career with DPS, he served sixteen (16) years in the Highway Patrol and three (3) years in Commercial Vehicle Enforcement. During those years he was stationed in Sonora, Seguin, San Angelo, and Del Rio. In 2005 he was selected into the Criminal Law Enforcement (CLE) Division of DPS where he remained in Del Rio. During his time in Criminal Law Enforcement, he served as a Sergeant in Special Crimes and the Criminal Intelligence Service. Following the reorganizing of CLE into the Criminal Investigations Division (CID), he served in the Gangs and Special Investigations Sections, conducting multiple complex narcotic and organized crime investigations, as well as fugitive, sex offender, gangs, and other various criminal investigations. He also was selected and served on the Governors Executive Protection Detail during the 2012 Presidential Campaign. He was a member of the FBI Public Corruption Task Force and was deputized as a U.S. Marshal, serving on the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, as well as numerous other special activities, duties, and assignments in DPS. Throughout his career, he served in many roles and capacities. After retiring from DPS, he returned back to San Angelo where he currently resides and is self-employed. He was appointed to the Board of Directors at a credit union in San Angelo where he continues to serve. He has been a member of Texas State Troopers Association (TSTA) since 1987.

Miles Engelke

Vice President of the Board

Miles Engelke is the only non-commissioned individual on the new Board. He is from Seguin, Texas and studied Electrical Power Distribution at Texas State Technical Institute in Waco, Texas from 1977-1979. Mr. Engelke has over 35 years of extensive experience in Electrical Power Testing and Engineering. He has been the President Co-Owner of Power Engineering Services, Inc. in Converse, TX since 1993. He has many professional affiliations such as serving the Power Engineering Society, Central Texas Section as Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary Treasurer from 1989-1992. He is currently the President of the Coastal Conservation Association, Hill Country Chapter. Mr. Engelke brings many years of experience as a Board member and professional businessman to his capacity as Vice-President.

Larry Engelke

Secretary/Treasurer of the Board

Larry Engelke was born and raised in Seguin, Texas where he graduated from high school in 1965 and attended Southwest Texas Junior College. He joined the United States Air Force in 1968. In 1969 he married his wife, Faye, and has been married for 46 years. He became a Texas State Trooper in 1969 and was stationed over the years in El Paso, San Angelo and Seguin before retiring in 1997. He was hired in 1998 by Express Carriers in San Antonio, Texas and was their Director of Safety for 10 years. In 2008, he and his wife formed a trucking company of their own, hauling cattle from South Texas to Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas. Currently he is mostly retired and is also a General Contractor building residential homes in Guadalupe County. Mr. Engelke has been a member of the Texas State Troopers Association for almost 30 years and has served as a Regional Advisory Board Member and as an Assistant to the Director for most of that time.