A native Texan with deep roots in the Lone Star State, Wendy Burgess spent her earliest years in Abilene and Lubbock before her family ultimately decided to call Tarrant County home. The oldest of two children, Wendy has been a proud resident of Tarrant County for over forty years. Her mother, a Senior Commercial Account Manager for a local insurance company, and her father, a retired CEO, made it a priority to teach Wendy the value of good, honest hard-work from an early age. It is those same principles and values that would ultimately go on to shape her career as a successful business owner and community leader.
Even in her younger years, Wendy demonstrated a keen understanding of business and fiscal conservatism. Wendy first dipped her toes into the business community while working at Colonial Savings and Loan. Her early demonstration of business savvy would ultimately propel her into a prosperous career in administration and consulting. In 1998, Wendy first made the decision to venture out on her own when she founded Auto Doctor, an auto repair facility. As owner and operator of this successful small business for over 16 years, Wendy was able to hone her management skills and develop an operations philosophy that mirrored her conservative beliefs. Later, Wendy ventured into the IT field, first as a consultant, and in 2011 as owner and Managing Director for Innovative Services and Solutions providing consulting services for the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Navy, where she still provides services today. As a successful owner and manager of a service oriented business, Wendy has decades of experience running a successful, honest, and profitable operation.
In addition to her extensive work experience, Wendy also has a strong passion for community service. In 2011, she began her 6 year journey as a member on the Mansfield City Council, where she was proud to stand as an advocate for the fiscally conservative principles so near and dear to her heart. During Wendy’s tenure on Council, Mansfield was also ranked as one of America’s “Best Places to Live” by Money Magazine. Prior to City Council, she served 9 years on the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce Board with 2 years spent as Chairman of the Board and Past Chairman.
Burgess and her husband, Constable Clint Burgess, are longtime residents of Mansfield. They have one daughter, Brittany, who attends Tarleton State University in Stephenville, where she is studying Animal Genetics.
As a family, they own Infinity Ranch Land and Cattle where they raise championship Texas Longhorns. They all enjoy showing and raising the cows together. Over the past 2 years, they had a Longhorn inducted into the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America Hall of Fame by ranking in the top 10 Texas Longhorns of both 2016 and 2017.