(April 20, 2010) AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry has named D.G. (Greg) Smyth of Uvalde chair of the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor. The board protects Texas residents by regulating and licensing land surveyors.

Smyth is president of D.G. Smyth and Company Inc. He is a member of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying and American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, and a life member and past state president (1997) of the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors. He is also charter president of Chapter 22 of the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors and is past president of the Dilley Independent School District School Board. Smyth attended Southwest Texas Junior College and Texas A&M University.