Currently a Legislative Consultant with Andrade-Van de Putte & Associates. Former Texas House of Representatives staffer with over 6 years' experience navigating the state's political landscape. With trusted ties to both Republican and Democratic leadership including support staff. Highly motivated and driven to ensure legislative, political, and communicative success. Offeringoutstandingpresentation,communication,andcross-culturalteammanagementskills.Overtwentyyearsofmanagerialexperiencewithaprovenresults-orientedleadershipskill.Providingexcellentinterpersonal,organizational,andmulti-taskingskillsutilizedtoadvocateandsupportthe agenda.
URBAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
CRIMINAL JURISPRUDENCE COMMITTEE
❖ Served as the member's chief policy advisor and as the supervisor for both the capitol and district offices
❖ Developed and implemented all policy objectives, strategies and
operating plans for the Member's offices and manage all activities and staff
❖ Lead action plans and responses to District 104 needs
❖ Coordinated communication for news media, social media, and newsletter
❖ Developed and executed the Member's legislative and district
❖ Served as the principal substitute for the Member at meetings and community events
❖ Supported development of materials for legislative hearings, meetings and briefings.
❖ Built and maintained relationships with constituents, legislative offices, governmental agencies, advocacy groups, trade associations and elected officials
HOMELAND SECURITY & PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE
TEXAS SUNSET ADVISORY COMMISSION
❖ Served as the member's chief policy advisor
❖ Assisted in development of policy positions and legislative initiatives
❖ Oversaw legislative activities of the office in the absence of the Chief of Staff
❖ Researched proposed legislation, worked with committees to develop bills, provided advice and information, garnered support for the legislation and coordinated introduction of bills
❖ Drafted, filed, monitored, and tracked the progress of proposed and pending legislation on over 50 bills and 25 resolutions.
❖ Worked closely with the Legislative Council to prepare drafts of legislation and amendments
❖ Drafted, prepared briefing reports and arranged talking points.
❖ Advised the Member on votes, meetings and events based on
daily, weekly, and monthly priorities
❖ Built and deepened partnerships with other politicians to more effectively carry out agendas.
HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE
❖ Directed day-to-day operations of the District office in Dallas and Capitol office in Austin
❖ Planned and directed all administrative, financial, and operational activities for the State Representative's office
❖ Managed up to 7 staff members based on their daily, weekly, and monthly duties
❖ Developed specific measurable legislative, communication, constituent services and scheduling strategies for the member and employees
❖ Acted as a point of contact or gatekeeper between the Member and stakeholders. Manage constituent inquiries and casework. Served as a liaison between the Representative and constituents of the Legislative District
❖ Developed articles, newsletters, press releases, and speeches
❖ Advised the Member on votes, meetings, and events based on daily, weekly, and monthly priorities
❖ Managed the direction, delivery and development of academic support services to ensure that the Student Support Services (SSS) program was compliant with the federal statutory and regulatory provisions that govern the Title IV funded programs Prepared semi-annual and annual performance reports, proposals and other related program documentation required by the College of Education, TRiO Programs and U.S. Department of Education Established systematic record keeping and data collection procedures for documenting program evaluation and eligibility, monitoring student program retention, program completion, and post-secondary enrollment and progress toward college graduation
❖ Conducted analyses of work processes and made recommendations to improve the efficiency and
effectiveness of work operations
❖ Prepared and monitored the annual budget and plan end-of-the year annual financial reports. Practiced good stewardship of resources in excess of $1.2M
❖ Oversaw the vision, planning, implementation, and evaluation of each program component to
provide an effective and successful educational experience for low- income, first-generation student participants toward their academic goals
❖ Identified and worked collaboratively with university faculty, staff and community leaders to offer
creative and cutting-edge learning experiences and other networking opportunities to the students
❖ Oversaw the development and refinement of computer databases for recruitment, tracking,
attendance, master lists, demographics, outcomes and other needs to support the function of the program and to ensure accurate reporting to the U.S. Department of Education and the university
❖ Established effective working relationships with University administrators, faculty, and staff to
enlist their support. Maintained SSS Program's public relations with other TCU departments and the Fort Worth community. Worked closely in collaboration with the TCU Offices of Admissions, Veteran Services Task Force, Campus Life, Career Services, and the Center for Academic Services, Disabilities Services, Scholarships and Student Financial Aid and Student Development Services and campus organizations to promote and increase recruitment, retention, and graduation rates
for students with disabilities, first-generation and/or low-income students
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