Rick Perry’s corporate board positions prove lucrative

AUSTIN — Life outside the governor’s mansion has proven profitable for Rick Perry.The former Texas governor made more than $365,000 in total compensation in 2015 for serving on the corporate boards of two firms that are part of Republican mega donor Kelcy Warren’s vast energy empire, according to regulatory filings.The filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission detail publicly for the first time the value of Perry’s compensation for his role as a non-employee director at two pipeline companies. His compensation for 2015 included more than $107,000 cash and $255,000 in stock awards — and he’s already been given shares worth $100,000 for each company this year as part of annual equity awards.Perry was appointed to a board position at Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners in early February 2015, roughly two weeks after he officially wrapped up serving 14 years as governor, the longest stretch in state history.Regulatory filings also show Perry accepted another board position the following month with Sunoco Logistics Partners, an appointment that had not previously been reported.

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