A Fairview oil and gas professional and five other technology experts will join the Texas Emerging Technology Advisory Committee.

Gov. Rick Perry reappointed Sha-Chelle Manning, director of corporate innovation for Irving-based Pioneer Natural Resources, to the committee, which is charged with recommending proposals eligible for funding through the Texas Emerging Technology Fund to the governor, lieutenant governor and speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. The new members’ terms are slated to expire Sept. 1, 2016.

Manning has served the advisory committee since September 2012. She has worked with Pioneer since September 2012 and previously co-founded MalibuIQ LLC, a private investment partnership at HRL Laboratories in California. She also served as the director of government grants and alliances for nanotechnology company Zyvex Corp. in Richardson.

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