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Workforce Investment Council, Texas*

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19 Members - Term: 6 Years

General Information

1100 San Jacinto, Suite 1.100P.O. Box 2241Austin 78768


Office Office Holder Represents / Term Ends
Chair Wes Jurey 09-01-2019
Vice Chair Sharla E. Hotchkiss 09-01-2017
Board Member(s) Mark Barberena 09-01-2019
Robert Cross 09-01-2015
Mark Dunn 09-01-2019
Dr. Carmen Olivas Graham 09-01-2017
Thomas Halbouty 09-01-2019
Richard Hatfield 09-01-2015
Robert Hawkins 09-01-2017
Larry Jeffus 09-01-2015
Paul Jones 09-01-2017
Matthew Maxfield 09-01-2015
Dr. Richard Rhodes 09-01-2019
Joyce Delores Taylor 09-01-2015
Ex Officio Member(s) Bryan Daniel Executive Director, Economic Development
Mike Morath Commissioner, Texas Education Agency
Dr. Raymund A. Paredes Commissioner, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Charles Smith Executive Commissioner, Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Larry Temple Executive Director, Texas Workforce Commission


Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Director Lee Rector (512) 936-8100
Deputy Director Raul Ortiz (512) 936-8103
Program Specialist Kaki Leyens (512) 936-8108
Executive Assistant Denise Curtis (512) 936-8100
Program Specialist Anne Dorsey (512) 936-8106
Planner Laura Pittman (512) 936-8110
Planner Kristin McEntyre (512) 936-8113
Research Specialist David Mass (512) 936-8111
Editor Leslie McCormick (512) 936-8105


The council promotes the development of a well-educated, highly skilled workforce for Texas, and advocates for the development of an integrated workforce development system that provides quality services.

* Subject to the Texas Sunset Act; will be reviewed in 2027.