Tyson Voelkel ’96, president of the Texas A&M Foundation, said, “Ms. Mobley’s legal experience, incredible Aggie heritage and enthusiasm for serving Texas A&M University make her an ideal trustee of this incredible organization as we aspire to be among the most trusted philanthropies in higher education.”
Mobley practices in the area of estate planning, working with clients on such varied subjects as wills drafting, estate tax, trust administration, charitable planning and, pertinently, advising nonprofits. Her peers have selected her as one of the Best Lawyers in America and as a Texas Super Lawyer in estate planning and probate. Before being appointed to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, Mobley served on The Association of Former Students’ Board of Directors from 2010 to 2016. She believes the Foundation has provided a new opportunity to follow in her parents’ footsteps.
“My father was heavily involved with the Foundation during his time at Texas A&M, so for me to be involved in its evolution 40 years later is terrific,” Mobley said. “And though my mother [Jayne Mobley ’85] never had an official role at the university, she was very engaged when my dad was president, and she was similarly committed to higher education, especially helping the School of Education and Human Development. We’ve all worked to maintain the university and see it thrive.”
Mobley replaces outgoing trustee Otway B. Denny Jr. ’71, who served on the board from 2015 to 2022. Her seven-year appointment also coincides with the start of William “Billy” Lemmons Jr.’s term as Foundation board chair. Lemmons, a Class of 1983 graduate and the founder and managing partner of EnCap Flatrock Midstream, joined the Foundation’s board in 2018. He assumes board leadership from Louis “Lou” Paletta II ’78.