He resides in Flower Mound, Texas with his wife Beth and their daughters, Lauren and Ashley.
Executive Education, University of Pennsylvania, Aresty Institute, Wharton School of Business
MS, Economics, London School of Economics
BA, Political Philosophy, University of Dallas.
As a businessman, Parker has a decorated 18 year career that includes valuable experience in the manufacturing, technology, software, financial services and training industries. Previously, Parker has held executive positions with Fortune 500 companies as well as with pioneering new start up organizations. He is also the founder of Applied Business Strategies, a management consulting firm that helps to build and optimize the performance of corporations.
Member, Denton County Republican Men's Club
Co-Founder, Denton County Young Republicans
Volunteer, Multiple Political Campaigns
Volunteer, United States Commerce Department in London
Texas State Chairman, Young Americans for Dole-Kemp
Strike Force Captain, Franklin County, Ohio, Bush Presidential Campaign
Strike Force Captain, State of Arkansas, George W. Bush for President.
Parker was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to chair the Texas Industrial Development Corporation, where he focused on job creation strategies and broad based economic development. Recently, Parker was inducted as a delegate to the British-American Project, a widely regarded organization focused on improving upon transatlantic relations – both in a diplomatic and economic sense. Parker also serves on several board of directors and advisory councils, including the University of Dallas, Communities in Schools North Texas and the Childrens Advocacy Center for Denton County.
Tan Parker was first elected the State Representative from House District 63 in 2006 after successfully emerging from a competitive five-way Republican primary and then winning that year’s general election with no opposition. After a successful first term in office, he was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2008 with 73% percent of the vote and then again faced no opposition in 2010 and 2012.
Member, Saint Ann Church