Beverly Barron of Odessa has been active in the drug prevention field for the past 25 years. Most recently, she served as a member of the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, appointed by former Governor Bush and reappointed by Governor Perry. An invited consultant to the U. S. Department of Education for 12 years, she was a member of the National Blue Ribbon Panel and the Drug-Free School Recognition Program Panel. Barron served as the regional coordinator and interim executive director of the Texans' War on Drugs. She received a bachelor's degree from Texas Christian University.