Agencies, Boards and Commissions

Veterans Commission, Texas*

Last modified on: 12-31-1969 18:00:00

5 Members - Term: 6 Years

General Information

Agency #: 403 SFA Bldg., 8th Floor, Suite 8001700 N. Congress Avenue, P.O. Box 12277Austin, TX 78711-2277

Members

Office Office Holder Hometown / Term Ends
Chair Eliseo Cantu, Jr. Corpus Christi, 12-31-2019
Vice Chair James H. Scott San Antonio, 12-31-2015
Secretary Jake Ellzey Midlothian, 12-31-2017
Board Member(s) Richard A. McLeon IV Henderson, 12-31-2017
Daniel P. Moran Cypress, 12-31-2019

Staff

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Executive Director Thomas P. Palladino (512) 463-6564
Deputy Executive Director Cruz Montemayor (512) 463-6564
General Counsel Karen Fastenau Meisel (512) 463-1549
Director of Claims Representation & Counseling-Texas Jesus T. Simental (512) 463-6564
Director of Communications and Veteran Outreach Greg Shigemasa (512) 463-9850
Director, Fund for Veterans' Assistance Charles Catoe (512) 463-6535
Director of Veterans Employment Services Brian Schroepfer (512) 463-2218
Director of Veterans Education Rufus Coburn (512) 463-6160
Veterans Employment Services Operations Manager Stan Kurtz (512) 463-8016
Veterans Education Manager Murel Miller (512) 463-6441
Human Resources Manager Glenn Tramel (512) 463-1295
Chief Financial Officer Michelle Nall (512) 463-1657
Government Relations Program Specialist Justin Coleman (512) 463-8914
Veteran Entrepreneur Coordinator Duncan McGhee (512) 936-6677
Women Veterans Coordinator Position Vacant (512) 463-8312

Claims Branch Offices

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Claims Houston Region Region Director (713) 383-2756 / (713) 383-2746
Claims Waco Region Region Director (254) 299-9950 / (254) 299-9910

Regional Veterans Employment Representatives

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Region I Adrian King (830) 629-2010
Region II Gene Hall (254) 200-2212
Region III James Martin (214) 290-1009
Region IV Lawrence Denton (325) 795-4333
Region V Coy Martin (806) 687-5627 / (806) 687-5632

Notes

The commission guarantees Texas veterans and their families receive all the rights and entitlements provided for veterans of the U.S. and Texas armed forces.

* Subject to the Texas Sunset Act; will be reviewed in 2019.