Agencies, Boards and Commissions

Information Resources, Texas Department of (DIR)*

7 Voting Members - 6 Years; 3 Ex Officio Members

General Information

Agency #: 313 300 W.15th St.,#1300, W.P. Clements BldgP.O. Box 13564Austin, TX 78711-3564


Office Office Holder Hometown / Term Ends
Chair Ben Gatzke Fort Worth, 02-01-2023
Board Member(s) Christian Alvarado Austin, 02-01-2021
Mike Bell Spring, 02-01-2023
Stuart Bernstein Austin, 02-01-2021
Stacey Napier Austin, 02-01-2025
Jeffrey Tayon Houston, 02-01-2021
Kara Thompson Austin, 02-01-2025
Ex Officio Member(s) Nancy Clark Texas Department of Insurance
Maurice McCreary Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Anh Selissen Texas Department of Transportation


Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Executive Director Amanda Crawford (512) 475-4775
Director of Public Affairs Robert Armstrong (512) 936-9851
Int. CIO and Deputy Exec. Director John Hoffman (512) 475-0579
General Counsel Robert Schneider (512) 463-9884
Chief Financial Officer Nick Villalpando (512) 936-2167
Chief Information Security Officer Nancy Rainosek (512) 463-1966
Chief Operations Officer Dale Richardson (512) 463-7370
Planning and Governance Director Sally Ward (512) 463-9003


State agency whose goal is to promote the efficient use and management of information resources and assist the state leadership in achieving its goals through advice and recommendation on information resources issues.

* Subject to the Texas Sunset Act; will be reviewed in 2021.