Outstanding Women in Texas Government

The State Agency Council, formerly the State Agency Liaison Group, was established to provide support to the Governor’s Commission for Women and offers professional development training to its members.

The State Agency Council to the Governor's Commission for Women is proud to announce the Outstanding Women in Texas Government Award recipients for 2022. This biennial award honors women in state service who are helping to shape the future of Texas by contributing their notable talents and skills. Candidates were nominated by their respective state agency leadership in four categories, and an independent committee selected the women whose contributions best exemplified the categories of Leadership, Professional Development, Community Involvement, and, new this year, Rising Star. View a list of past recipients.

The Outstanding Women in Texas Government Award recipients for 2022 are:

Outstanding Leadership:  Lisa Craven, Deputy Comptroller and Chief of Staff, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Outstanding Professional Development:  Gina Gallegos, District Engineer, Texas Department of Transportation

Outstanding Community Involvement:  Margie Henson, Digital Signature Analyst, Texas Workforce Commission

Rising Star:  Jennifer Feliciano, Manager–Contracting Branch, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department