Garrett Donnelly was appointed to the Texas Historical Commission in 2018. Donnelly is the Vice-President of The Eastland Oil Company, the 5th generation of his family to join the family business. Born and raised in Midland, he attended the University of Colorado and graduated from Texas Tech University with a BBA in both Management of Information Systems and Management.
He is currently the Chairman of the Texas Tech University Health Science Center- Permian Basin Advisory Board. Donnelly was elected in 2017 to the Parish Council of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. He is also a member of the Permian Basin Landman’s Association, American Association of Petroleum Landmen, and the Permian Basin Producers Association.