Governor Abbott Names Hicks Policy and Budget Director

November 7, 2019 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Abbott today announced changes to his senior staff, naming Sarah Hicks as Director of Policy and Budget for the Office of the Governor. Hicks has served as the Budget Director since she joined the Office of the Governor in 2017.

“Since Sarah joined my administration, she has proven invaluable to both my administration and the legislature,” said Governor Abbott. “The level of experience and knowledge Sarah brings to this position will serve her and the entire state of Texas well. I am proud of all that Sarah has accomplished and am confident that she will continue to excel in this new role.”

Sarah Hicks joined Governor Abbott’s team in October 2017 as the Budget Director and later assumed additional duties as a Senior Advisor. Hicks previously served as Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of State Relations at the Texas A&M University System. Prior to that, she worked as the Committee Director of the Texas Senate Committee on Finance for former State Senators Tommy Williams and Steve Ogden. Hicks holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University and a Master of Public Service Administration from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.