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Workforce Investment Council, Texas*

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19 Members - Term: 6 Years

General Information

1100 San Jacinto, Suite 1.100Austin 78701


Office Office Holder Represents / Term Ends
Chair Mark Dunn Business and Industry, 09-01-2019
Vice Chair Sharla Hotchkiss Community-Based Organization, 09-01-2017
Board Member(s) Gina Aguirre Adams Business and Industry, 09-01-2021
Mark Barberena Organized Labor, 09-01-2019
Lindsey Geeslin Organized Labor, 09-01-2023
Dr. Carmen Olivas Graham Education, 09-01-2017
Thomas Halbouty Business and Industry, 09-01-2019
Robert Hawkins Organized Labor, 09-01-2017
Dr. Adam Hutchison Education, 09-01-2023
Paul Jones Organized Labor, 09-01-2017
Wayne Oswald Business and Industry, 09-01-2023
Paul Puente Organized Labor, 09-01-2023
Dr. Richard Rhodes Education, 09-01-2019
Position Vacant
Ex Officio Member(s) Bryan Daniel Executive Director, Economic Development and Tourism
Mike Morath Commissioner, Texas Education Agency
Dr. Raymund Paredes Commissioner, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Courtney Phillips, Ph.D. Health and Human Services Commission
Edward Serna Texas Workforce Commission


Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Director Lee Rector (512) 936-8102
Deputy Director Raul Ortiz (512) 936-8103
Executive Assistant Rita McBride (512) 936-8100
Editor Leslie McCormick (512) 936-8105
Planner Position Vacant (512) 475-3437
Program Specialist Kaki Leyens (512) 936-8108
Program Specialist Anne Dorsey (512) 936-8106
Program Specialist Charlene Hamilton (512) 936-8110
Research Specialist David Mass (512) 936-8111
Research Specialist Rafael Gonzalez (512) 936-8109
Staff Services Officer Position Vacant (512) 936-8113


The council assists the Governor and the Legislature with strategic planning for and evaluation of the Texas workforce system to promote the development of a well-educated, highly skilled workforce for Texas.

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