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2011 Board of Directors - Slate of Officers

EWTG Professional Development Conference
Creating Leaders. Delivering Value.

December 14th - Member's Only Holiday Luncheon
Woman of the Year - Judging Panel
Affiliates Update
October 26th Luncheon Recap
October 13th Mini-Course Recap
New and Renewed Members
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Quarterly Scholarships
EWTG scholarships are awarded on a quarterly basis to those wanting an opportunity for professional advancement or personal growth. All interested members are encouraged to apply; financial need is not a factor. Take a moment to treat yourself to a course you have been putting off or a conference you would love to attend.
 
Guidelines for qualifying for a scholarship and applications are available on the EWTG website at ewtg.org. The Scholarship Committee will accept applications for this quarter until 5:00 p.m. on December 31st. 
2010 EWTG Board Meetings
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A summary of the board meeting minutes is also posted on the website.
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November 2010
 
President's Corner - November 2010 
 
Carol Lauder, President 
 

Carol LauderEWTG Educates, Grows and Celebrates! 

It’s been an exciting year so far and the biggest event of the year is yet to come. The 24th Annual EWTG Professional Development Conference will be held Monday, November 22nd at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort. This year’s conference theme is “EWTG: Creating Leaders, Delivering Value.” At this writing, we have over 800 registrants, 20 sponsors, 43 speakers and 29 exhibitors for the conference. The festivities will begin Sunday afternoon at 4:30 PM with a conference reception to honor this year’s sponsors and the nominees for EWTG Woman of the Year. Guests are welcome for a fee of $20.
 
On Monday, the day will begin at 8:30 AM in the Hyatt Lost Pines Ballroom where we will hear our first keynote address from the nationally known Merrie Spaeth of Spaeth Communications. We will also learn who has been selected as the 2010 EWTG Woman of the Year. After the morning breakout session, we will gather in the ballroom for lunch and our second keynote address by Janet Sue Rush. Janet Sue is well known for her ability to share thought provoking concepts with a touch of humor. We will meet back in the ballroom after the afternoon sessions for the conference closing remarks and drawings for prizes, including the raffle for the two Southwest Airline tickets. Between keynote speakers and sessions, please visit with our generous sponsors and exhibitors and thank them for their support. By visiting the exhibitor booths and the silent auction, you may discover that special holiday gift you won’t find anywhere else. 
 
I am thrilled to announce that we now have three EWTG affiliates. In addition to Houston and Dallas, a new affiliate has been formed in the Bryan/College Station area. It will be known as the EWTG Brazos Valley Affiliate. If you have colleagues or friends in the area of Bryan, College Station, or other communities in the Brazos Valley, please share this news with them so they can get involved. Please see the Affiliates Section of this newsletter for more information.
 
On October 26th, members in attendance at the monthly luncheon voted to adopt four bylaw changes that were recommended by the board. I would like to thank Laura Johannsen, Stephanie Nestlerode, and Laure McLaughlin for their work on the Bylaws Committee and Susan Johnson who provided guidance on the logistical issues and Robert’s Rules of Order. For details of these changes you can access them at the following link for the EWTG By-Law Revisions 2010.
 
Please mark your calendar for this year’s Member’s Only Holiday Luncheon and Induction of the 2011 Board of Directors. It will be held, Tuesday, December 14th at Green Pastures, beginning at 11:30 AM. All 2010 volunteers will be recognized at this event, so please plan to come a little bit earlier than usual as the program will begin at 11:45 AM. See more information on the annual event below. 
 
As you can see, the year may be winding down but our activities are going full speed ahead. I hope you can join us at these events. 
 
Carol
 
 
 

EWTG 2011 Board of Directors - Slate of Officers Announced
 

 
 
 
The Nominations Committee is pleased to announce the slate of officers for the 2011 EWTG Board of Directors. Shannon Kelley, immediate Past President, chaired the committee, whose members included Carol Lauder, 2010 President, Barrie Cogburn, 2010 President-elect, Carolyn Fry, 2009 Vice President, and Lynn Whitten, 203 President and 2008 Woman of the Year. 
 
In accordance with the organization's By-laws, committee members contacted the identified members and sought their agreement to the nomination. Because no nominations were submitted by petition from the membership, the following individuals are elected to serve as the 2011 EWTG Board by acclamation.
 
The Nominations Committee chair presented the slate of officers to the Board at its October meeting. The 2010 Board will be sworn in at the December members-only holiday luncheon. Please join the 2010 Board and the Nominations Committee in thanking those members who have volunteered their time to serve EWTG next year.
 
President – Barrie Cogburn (Texas Department of Transportation)
Barrie is a registered Landscape Architect and has more than 24 years of service with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). She currently holds the position of Landscape & Enhancements Section Director for TxDOT’s Design Division where she is responsible for the management of the statewide landscape programs and the administration of the federally funded Transportation Enhancement program.
 
Barrie has been a member of EWTG since 1996, serving on the EWTG Board in several positions including Membership Director, Public Relations Director, 2003 Vice President, and 2010 President-Elect. She has served on several committees including community service, nominating, program, scholarship, and most recently, the executive director search committee.  She is a long-time Executive Success Team member. Barrie was selected 2009 Woman of the Year.  Barrie holds a BS in Landscape Architecture from Texas A&M University and is a graduate of the Leadership Texas Class of 2008. 
 
President-Elect – Carolyn Fry (Retired, Employees Retirement System)
Carolyn Fry retired August 31, 2008 from the Employees Retirement System of Texas after serving 31 years in state government.  During her 22 years of service with the Employees Retirement System of Texas, she was State Social Security Administrator for State and Local Governments throughout Texas and had oversight for the state’s Medicare Secondary Payer Program and Long Term Care Program.
 
Carolyn has been a member of EWTG since 2000, serving as 2010 Education Events Chair, 2009 EWTG Vice President, 2009 & 2006 Community Service Committee Member, 2005 Conference Facilities Chair, and 2004 Conference Facilities Committee Member. Carolyn studied Education and Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin and today holds an honorary lifetime membership in the National Conference of State Social Security Administrators, where in 2008 she served as Senior Vice President.
 
Vice-President – Mercie Zapata (Department of Information Resources)
Mercie M. Zapata has served the State of Texas for over 10 years. She is employed with the Department of Information Resources (DIR), where she is currently working on the Data Center Services project. Previously, she worked as part of the Information Technology Team while employed at the Office of the Attorney General. 
 
Mercie has been an active member of EWTG since 2000. Her service includes 2010 Conference Facilities Chair, 2009 Conference Facilities Chair, 2008 Communications Committee, 2005 Conference Silent Auction Chair, 2003 Communications Director, and has been a member of an Executive Success Team (EST) since 2000. Mercie holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Texas State University.
 
Financial Officer – Jennifer Dormer (Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services)
Jennifer Dormer has served with the State of Texas for 13 years. She is the Lead Accountant with the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) overseeing payments to the Elderly and Disabled members of our community. Prior to DADS, Jennifer worked in the Accounting Department of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for five years. Jennifer served as the Conference Evaluation Committee Chair in 2009 and as the Secretary-Treasurer on the board in 2010.
 
In addition to her role with EWTG, Jennifer serves as the Advancement Coordinator for the Boy Scouts of America Buda Troop - since 2007--and Stage Manager for the Austin Summer Musical for Children - since 2008. She has earned her Associate of Science in Business Administration and is currently working toward her Bachelor of Science in Accounting with St. Edwards University.
 
Secretary-Treasurer – Trina Edwards (Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services)
Trina Edwards began her career in state government in 2002 after working 18 years as an Accountant and HR/Payroll Manager in the private sector.  She is currently an Accountant at the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services and previously Texas Department of Public Safety.  An EWTG member since 2008, Trina served as the 2009 Conference Registration Committee Chair and a member of the 2010 Education Events Committee.  Trina serves as a committee member for the 2010 TSABAA (Texas State Agency Business Administrators' Association) Annual Conference.  Trina volunteers with the American Cancer Society where she chairs the Milam County Relay for Life.
 
Affiliates Director – Audrey Selden (Texas Department of Insurance)
Audrey Selden is the Senior Associate Commissioner for Consumer Protection at the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI). This division assists consumers with questions and disputes with their insurance companies or agents. Audrey facilitates the Texas State Disaster Coalition and is the Director of the TDI Excellence Program. She previously served as the Texas Assistant Secretary of State.
 
Audrey is a graduate of Leadership Texas and Leadership America, a board member of the Foundation for Women's Resources, and a Board Development Committee member of the Girl Scouts of Central Texas Council. Audrey graduated from Harvard Law School. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Michigan State University. Audrey served on the EWTG board as the 2010 Affiliates Director.
 
Communications Director – Deanna DeHaven (MAXIMUS)
Deanna DeHaven is the Deputy Director of the Project Management Office for MAXIMUS on the Eligibility Support Services and Enrollment Broker contracts with the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).  Deanna served on the EWTG board of directors in 2010 as the Membership Director.  She also served on the Community Service Committee in 2009 and is the facilitator of her Executive Success Team.  In addition to her involvement with EWTG, Deanna is also a Founding Member and Program Chair of the Greenlights 501 Council.  Deanna earned Masters degrees in Social Work and Public Administration at the University of Southern California and Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees at Michigan State University.
 
Membership Director – Jennifer Buaas (Department of Information Resources)
Jennifer Buaas is a Program Analyst for the Department of Information Resources (DIR). She is currently working in the Texas.Gov division, where she works with government entities to promote use of the Texas.gov online portal. She has been an active member of EWTG since 2007. Past service with the organization has included 2009 Public Relations Director, 2010 Development Chair, and service on several committees. Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University and an MBA from LeTourneau University.
 
Mini-course Director – Denice Bettencourt (Texas Department of Transportation)
Denice Bettencourt is an Administrative Assistant with the Audiovisual Production Section, Travel Information Division, of the Texas Department of Transportation. She is a 27-year veteran of state government. She has certifications in mediation and training. Denice holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication from St. Edward’s University, and anticipates completing her Master of Arts in Human Services from St. Edward’s University in May 2011.
 
Denice has been an EWTG member for two years serving on the Program Committee and an active member of the Executive Success Team. Although Denice is a new member of EWTG, she has been involved in EWTG activities and conferences for more than 15 years. In addition to her role with EWTG, Denice is a board member of Austin Junior Forum, a Focus Committee member of Impact Austin, a mentor and tutor at the Sunshine Camp, a care caller and grocery shopper for Meals on Wheels and More, and a division blood drive coordinator for the Texas Department of Transportation. 
 
Program Director – Bobbe Walker (Department of Family and Protective Services)
Bobbe Walker is the Foster Care Billing/Children's Income program specialist with Child Protective Services. After working at the regional level in East Texas for 15 years, she is now facilitating the regional accountants across the state. She has a total of 18 years with the State of Texas, and another eight years as a federal civil servant, having worked in Louisiana, Georgia and Japan.
Bobbe served on the EWTG Program Committee is 2010. She is also a lifetime member of Girl Scouts USA. She is currently a troop leader, service unit team member, and a delegate at the council level. She and her husband, Clifford, are active members of Great Hills Baptist Church.
 
Public Relations Director – Mary Howerton (St. Edward’s University)
Mary Howerton is Director of Instructional Technology at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. Mary sees to it that the faculty, students and staff at St. Edward’s University are active participants in the Information Age. Her background is varied, weaving technology and education throughout. She designed and implemented a comprehensive Development Information System at The University of Texas. Her foreign service in Guatemala allowed her to visit schools throughout the country while developing curriculum guides in the areas of Human Development. Mary holds a Master’s degree from Penn State University. An active civic leader, Mary has served on the Board of Directors of Executive Women in Texas Government and was awarded the 1998 Woman of the Year Award. She co-founded the Executive Success Teams and has been actively involved with the program since its inception. Mary is a 2002 alum of Leadership Texas and has also been an active alum of Leadership Austin, serving on the Board of Directors and championing the creation of their web site.
 
 
 
EWTG Professional Development Conference

Creating Leaders. Delivering Value.

 
EWTG Professional Development Conference—Just Around the Corner!
Creating Leaders. Delivering Value.
 
val·ue [val-yoo] noun, verb, -ued, -u·ing
 
1. relative worth, merit, or importance
2. equivalent worth or return in money, material, services, etc
3. something (as a principle or quality) intrinsically valuable or desirable
 
This year’s EWTG Professional Development Conference is shaping up to be a day full of value through its workshops, networking, and opportunities for personal growth.  The Woman of the Year Award, Exhibits and a Silent Auction round out the day’s activities…. and don’t forget about the “Conference Networking Reception” Sunday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM at the Hyatt Pavilion!  The conference will be held on Monday, November 22, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency, Lost Pines Resort in Lost Pines, Texas. This year's theme, "EWTG:  Creating Leaders, Delivering Value," is a networking and learning experience targeted for women who want to invest in their careers.
 
On line registration is now closed.  To attend the conference you may register on-site for a rate of $250 for EWTG Members and $300 for non-members.  Join the over 800 registrants who are looking forward to this vibrant experience.
 
It’s not too late to volunteer for the 2010 Professional Development Conference. An extra pair of hands is always welcome. Just send an e-mail to vicepres@ewtg.org  if you are interested in donating some of your time. A big “thank you” to all of the volunteers who have already signed up to make this a great conference experience for the attendees.  Click here to see a list of the Conference Sponsors. 
 

  
 
 
 


Member's Only EWTG Holiday Luncheon, December 14th, 2010
 
The Chocolate Crumble Ball with hot fudge sauce awaits us! Yes, once again we will celebrate EWTG and the holidays at Green Pastures Restaurant to wrap a bow around 2010 and swear in the board of directors for 2011.
 
This member’s only event is extra special. We have a chance to say hello to colleagues we haven’t seen, celebrate the organization’s 2010 accomplishments, thank this year’s volunteers, meet the incoming board of directors, and celebrate the season.  
 
Green Pastures will be serving Steak Diane with sautéed mushrooms, garlic mashed potatoes, crispy onions, house salad, cotillion rolls, coffee, iced tea and, of course, the traditional Chocolate Crumble Ball with hot fudge sauce.   The price is $26.00 per person.
 
Please bring new stuffed teddy bears for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin and Central Texas. These bears go to comfort children who are critically ill or injured. Let’s try to beat last year’s collection of 60 bears.
 
The program will begin at 11:45 AM so come early so you can visit before it begins. To register, go to www.ewtg.org.
 
Agenda as follows: 
·         2010 Volunteer Recognition
 
·         EWTG 2010 President’s Address
·         Introduction of in-coming President
·         Induction of 2011 Board of Directors
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Anyone interested in continuing the celebration after the luncheon is invited to join me in the upstairs lounge. 
 
Carol Lauder
 
2010 President 
 
 

EWTG Woman of the Year, Judging Panel
 

 
 
By Laure McLaughlin
 
Each year the Public Relations committee oversees the selection of an outstanding EWTG member as Woman of the Year. Recruitment of community members to serve as independent judges is key to the selection process. The committee invites distinguished citizens who are not members of EWTG to review the nominations and designate their top choices. The committee is pleased to announce this year’s panel of judges. They are Lin Hughes, Ginger Salone, and Cecelia Burke. 
 
Lin Hughes is a partner at McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, L.L.P., in Austin, Texas. Her work includes commercial litigation and appellate law, with a specific emphasis on antitrust counseling and litigation, securities arbitration/litigation, and health law.   She has been named Texas Super Lawyer in business litigation each year since 2003. 
 
Ginger Salone has recently accepted a position with AISD as the new Director of MIS. After a 24 year career in state government, she retired in March from the Department of Information Resources as Deputy Executive Director, Statewide Technology Services. She also served as Division Director at the Office of the Attorney General and Comptroller of Public Accounts.
 
Cecelia Burke retired in 2009 after an extensive career in public service. Cecelia last served as Director, Travis County Domestic Relations Office. Prior assignments included a stint in Washington, D.C., for the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement; many state assignments at the Office of the Attorney General; and as Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector. 
 
EWTG thanks these women for their time and attention evaluating our nominees and selecting our 2010 Woman of the Year!
 
 
 
 
 
Affiliates Update - Valuing EWTG Affiliate Participation:  And Then There Were Three!
   
 
We now have three EWTG Affiliates: Brazos Valley, Dallas, and Houston.
 
Each Affiliate hosts regular meetings to provide professional development seminars, networking opportunities, and leadership training for EWTG members and interested people. Approved in October 2010, the EWTG Brazos Valley
 
 
 
Affiliate will serve Bryan, College Station, and the surrounding communities.
 
Upcoming Meetings:
 
Dallas Affiliate – November 18
Houston Affiliate – November 18
Brazos Valley – December 9
 
Please visit the Affiliates section of the EWTG website for additional meeting details: www.ewtg.org. New and renewing EWTG members are encouraged to participate.
 
 
 
 
We are often crazy busy juggling our lives. When describing why we should take time for the important things, Bryan Dyson, former CEO of Coca Cola remarked:
           
Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit – and you’re keeping all of them in the air. 
           
You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls – Family, Health, Friends and Spirit – are made of glass. If you drop one of these; they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for it. 
           
Work efficiently during office hours and leave on time. Give the required time to your family, friends, and have proper rest. 
 
            Value has a value only if its value is valued.
 
We hope to see you at an upcoming EWTG event and appreciate your valued participation.
 
 
 
 
October 26 Monthly Luncheon Recap
Elizabeth Doty: 
The Compromise Trap

By Laure McLaughlin
When was the last time you said “OK” to something at work when it really wasn’t?   Elizabeth Doty, a San Francisco resident, business consultant, Harvard Business School graduate and author of The Compromise Trap, told EWTG members that all too often, we sacrifice doing the right thing for doing what’s convenient or what we are pressured to do. It’s hard for organizations to be wise, Elizabeth told the crowd, because leaders tend to act as a group and none of us likes to acknowledge publicly that we were wrong.
 
Elizabeth spoke of the time in the early 1990s she consulted for a company in Las Colinas, Texas that was successful reducing workers’ compensation claims. Elizabeth interviewed people in the company searching for the reason, when she finally spoke to the lady in the mailroom. Because this lady saw the mail, she knew who was making a comp claim. She told her manager to make sure that these individuals received a call from the company within a day after the employee made a claim, just to visit and inquire about their medical condition.
 
The manager liked the idea, but upper management didn’t. Undaunted, the manager implemented it anyway, at some risk, because it was the right thing to do. Finally, upper management saw that workers were returning more quickly and claims were going down and admitted their mistake. These admissions are an all too rare occurrence, Elizabeth said, because we hate being wrong, especially if our decisions have real consequences.
 
Elizabeth exhorted EWTG members to focus on making the right things happen, not on being right. Learn to sort right actions from unhealthy ones, bring in what you know, and keep it real. She also quoted Barbara Jordan, leaving EWTG members with an appropriate end to the 2010 luncheon series:
 
 Let there be no illusions about the difficulty of forming this kind of a national community. It's tough, difficult, not easy. But a spirit of harmony will survive in America only if each of us remembers that we share a common destiny.
 
EWTG thanks Elizabeth for her inspirational talk and member Stephanie Nestlerode for bringing Elizabeth to Austin and to EWTG. And the program committee thanks EWTG members for your help, enthusiasm and assistance this year.
 
Mark your calendars now for the next EWTG luncheon on January 26, 2010 and enjoy the conference and the holidays!
 
 
 
October 13th Mini-Course Recap
Dokpe Ogunsanya:  "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff"
  
By Sharon Buckley, Program Committee Member
 
EWTG member, inspirational speaker and author Dokpe Ogunsanya made her point that even disappointments are full of hidden blessings in an unusual way at the October 13th mini-course.
 
As Dokpe began speaking, EWTG’s coordinator from CMP Management, Debbie Peterson, made a commotion in the kitchen, breaking a coconut. Dopke was concerned and went to see if she was hurt. Debbie was fine, but a coconut that Dopke said she had wanted to use as a prop was in pieces. A coconut, you ask? Maybe Dopke was planning to cook for us? As it turned out, the two planned to break the coconut. Dopke put the pieces on the table and asked us what we could do with it. Two of the possibilities were eating it or using it in cooking. The analogy is “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” and every disappointment has a blessing hidden in it somewhere.
 
EWTG should be proud to have Dokpe Ogunsanya as a member of our organization. She is a dynamic and energetic speaker. Dokpe is a native of Lagos, Nigeria. After primary and secondary schooling in Nigeria, she came to the United States to attend Huston-Tillotson University. She later received her Master’s Degree in Public Administration at Texas State University. She has written two books: Life Lessons: Your Destiny is in Your Hands and My Cooking: West-African Cookbook which includes recipes the Lands of West Africa.
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With that, EWTG comes to the end of its program year for mini-courses. The 2011 program year begins with its first mini-course on February 9th. Thank you all for your enthusiastic support and interest. It’s been fun!           
                                  -- Laure McLaughlin
 
 
 
EWTG Welcomes New and Renewing Members!
 
New Members
 
Christy Bearden, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Julie Beisert, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
Sandra Bond, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Joy Bryant, Texas Department of Information Resources
Jessica Butler, Texas Department of Transportation
Erin Chastain-Harris, City of College Station
Michelle Cravotta, Texas Department of Transportation
Mala Danneeru, Texas Department Of Motor Vehicles
Holly Deshields, Texas Senate
Shelby Eskew, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
Connie Flickinger, Texas Department of Transportation
Sharon Frederick, Austin Community College
Kathryn Harris, Office of Injured Employee Counsel
Jo Hilsinger, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Patricia Hosey, Department of State Health Services
Carol Jones, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Judy Juricek, Attract Your Ideal Retirement
Karla Jurrens, Texas Department of Public Safety
Sherry Mashburn, City of College Station
Rebecca F. Mears, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Rita Mooney, Texas Dept Public Safety
Julie Graves Moy, Department of Aging and Disability Services
Susana Olmos, Health and Human Services Commission
Yolanda Perez, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
Nancy Perry, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
Dee Porter, Department of State Health services
Sheana Prince, Texas Department of Public Safety
Julie Rabeux, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Dora Ramirez, TCEQ
Cindy Robinson, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Aimee Smith, TEEX
Gloria Smith, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
Elizabeth Tomme, Department of Aging and Disability Services
Kellie Turner, Texas Department of Transportation
Jamie Walker, Accenture
Sunsedrae Wimberly, Texas Department Of Public Safety

 Renewing Members

Moira Allen, Texas A&M Health Science Center
Beverly Bavousett, Retired
Nancy Botkin, TX Dept. of Criminal Justice/Retired Warden
Vivian Brandt, Texas Department of State Health Services
Shalyn Bridges, Texas Legislative Council
Diana Burns, Texas Department of State Health Services
Teresa Carroll, Legislative Budget Board
Elaine Chaney, Office of Injured Employee Counsel
Jennifer Concannon, Texas Workforce Commission
Sherri Conner, Texas Department of State Health Services
Nicole Creed, Apollo Enterprises LLC
Katherine Davis, Sam Houston State University
Margaret Earnest, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Lucinda Edwards, Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
Trina Edwards, Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services
Betty Flores, Texas Department of State Health Services
Dolores Fojtasek, State Comptroller of Public Accounts
Elizabeth (Betsy) Ford, Retired
Carolyn J. Fry, Retired 
Shelley Harris-Curtsinger, Texas Racing Commission
Arthur Mural Hernandez, Comptroller of Public Accounts
Melissa Hield
Kay Howard, HHSC - Retired
Mary Howerton, St. Edward’s University
Susan Kirkpatrick, Comptroller of Public Accounts
Nancy Larsen, Office of Injured Employee Counsel
Rosa Lehman, Texas Department of State Health Services
Luz Loza, Office of Injured Employee Counsel
Jane Lundquist 
Janet Manley, Texas Department of Transportation
Janet Messick
Judy Mintier, Texas Department of State Health Services
Mahshid Moaddeb 
Penny Mudgett, Texas State University System - retired
Bunny Neible, Texas Department of Transportation
Gail Parrigin-Clark, The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
Christine Plonsky, University of Texas at Austin
Elena Powell, Texas Legislative Council
Corina Preston, DSHS
Del Randall, Texas Department of State Health Services
Alice Reinarz, Texas A&M University
Liz Richardson, Health and Human Services Commission
Roberta Rincon, University of Texas System
Karen Robinson, Department of Information Resources
Brandi Rountree, Texas Department of Transportation
Lisa Routon, Department of State Health Services
Deborah Shaw-Boatner, State Comptroller of Public Accounts
Kim Stewart, Texas Department of State Health Services
Diana Tanguma, HHSC Commission IT
Cheryl Taylor, Texas Department of State Health Services
Gladys Tinsley, DSHS
Frances J. Torres, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Nancy Van Loan, Office of the Governor
Marie Virtue, Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services
Jennifer Vitera, Texas District and County Attorneys Foundation
Glenda E. Wall, Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services
Cecile Ward, HHSC Commission IT
Lora Weber, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Pam Wiley, Texas A&M University
Pamela Wood, State Office of Administrative Hearings