DIR Board Chairman Announces Resignation

Aug 19 2016

Chairman of the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) Governing Board, John Scott, announced his resignation at the August 18 board meeting.

"I am honored to have been a part of this important organization and to have helped DIR provide technology services and solutions to the state of Texas," said Scott, DIR board chair. "I hope that my involvement was useful to this agency and I know that DIR will continue its success in being the technology leaders of our state."

John Scott joined DIR's Governing Board in February of this year. He was appointed as Chairman by Governor Greg Abbott after serving as Chief Operating Officer at the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). As chairman, Scott oversaw DIR's internal operations, ranging from appointing a new Executive Director to contributing to DIR's agency strategic plan.

"I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to John Scott for his service to the State of Texas," said Gov. Greg Abbott. "During my time as Governor, John has played a critical role at both the Health and Human Services Commission and the Department of Information Resources, proving to be a dedicated public servant. Texas has benefited from his commitment to improving our state, and I wish him all the best."​

In his prior state service, Scott served under then-Attorney General Greg Abbott as the Deputy Attorney General for civil litigation and was a partner at Scott Yung LLP. Scott received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin and graduated from the South Texas College of Law in 1988. He is married to wife, Talley and is a father of three.

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