Office of the Governor - Greg Abbott

Texas Workforce Investment Council

Council Members

 

To advocate for and support a systems approach to the delivery of workforce programs and services, the Council convenes quarterly or at the call of the Chair to consider actions, research, and other issues related to workforce system programs and services.


The Council is composed of 19 members. The Governor appoints 14 members representing business and industry, organized labor, education, and community-based organizations. The remaining five members are ex-officio representatives from the Council's member state agencies.

Business and Industry

  • Wes Jurey, Chair (Arlington)
  • Mark Dunn (Lufkin)
  • Thomas Halbouty (Southlake)
  • Matthew Maxfield (Harker Heights)
  • Joyce Delores Taylor (Houston)

Community-Based Organization

  • Sharla Hotchkiss, Vice Chair (Midland)

Education

  • Carmen Olivas Graham (El Paso)
  • Larry Jeffus (Garland)
  • Richard Rhodes (Austin)

Organized Labor

  • Mark Barberena (Fort Worth)
  • Robert Cross (Houston)
  • Richard Hatfield (Austin)
  • Robert Hawkins (Bellmead)
  • Paul Jones (Austin)

State Agency Ex Officio

  • Bryan Daniel (Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism)
  • Mike Morath (Texas Education Agency)
  • Raymund Paredes (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board)
  • Charles Smith (Health and Human Services Commission)
  • Larry Temple (Texas Workforce Commission)