Clifford Deal has served as director since 1981, and as board president from 2011-2014. He has lived in the Happy Hill community near Alvarado since early childhood. Mr. Deal was employed by Western Electric Company for 30 years, with two years spent in the U.S. Army. During this time, he also operated dairy farms in Johnson and Bosque Counties. In 1998, he sold his dairy operation and developed Cliffwood Estates on a portion of his farm in Johnson County. He formerly owned and operated Union Hill Sand and Gravel in Bosque County. Mr. Deal has previously served on the boards of Brazos Electric Cooperative, Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council, ACRE/Rural Friends, Associated Milk Producers, Inc., and Johnson County Farm Bureau. He has also served on the Bosque River Advisory Committee and the District 58 Agricultural Advisory Committee.