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Veterans Commission, Texas*

5 Members - 6 Years

General Information

Agency #: 403

SFA Bldg., 8th Floor, Suite 800
1700 N. Congress Avenue, P.O. Box 12277
Austin, TX 78711-2277
(512) 463-6564
Fax: (512) 475-2395
Staff Listing


OfficeOffice HolderHometown / 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


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

Claims Branch Offices

OfficeOffice Holder(512) Phone / Fax
Claims Houston Region Region Director (713) 383-2756 / 383-2746
Claims Waco Region Region Director (254) 299-9950 / 299-9910

Regional Veterans Employment Representatives

OfficeOffice Holder(512) 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 / 687-5632


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.

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