Governing Board

The Texas Department of Information Resources delivers the strategic thinking, purchasing support, and policy insights necessary to ensure organizations across all levels of state and local government can find, procure, and securely implement innovative technology.

Our governing board members help us to drive our overall strategy as an organization so that we are delivering value to our customers and the state of Texas.

Board Meetings

The public is welcome to attend our quarterly board meetings. We post the meeting agenda, location, date, and time in the Texas Register shortly before a scheduled meeting. Meeting information is subject to change.

Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 10:00 am

  • Online Video Conference and In Person 

Agendas and minutes from past board meetings are available below. Please email us for access to documents related to meetings not listed here.

August 25, 2022 10:00 AM

  • Online Video Conference and In Person | Agenda

April 28, 2022 11:00 AM

  • Online Video Conference and In Person  | Agenda

January 20, 2022 10:00 AM

  • Online Video Conference and In Person | Agenda | Minutes - PDF (700 KB)

October 28, 2021 10:00 AM

  • Online Video Conference and In Person | Agenda | Minutes - PDF (746 KB)

August 26, 2021 10:00 AM

July 15, 2021 10:00 AM

May 6, 2021 10:00 AM

March 11, 2021 10:00 AM

January 28, 2021, 10:00 AM

November 10, 2020, 10:00 AM

Thursday, October 1, 2020, 10:00 AM

  • Online Video Conference |
    Agenda - PDF (142 KB) | Minutes - PDF (154 KB)

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 10:00 am 

  • Online Video Conference | Agenda - PDF (137 KB) | Minutes - PDF (172 KB)

Thursday July 9th, 2020, 10:00 am

  • DIR Special Topic Board Meeting 
  • Online Video Conference | Agenda - PDF (119 KB) | Minutes - PDF (127 KB)

Thursday, May 7, 2020, 10:00 am 

  • Online Video Conference | Agenda - PDF (143 KB) | Minutes - PDF (137 KB)

March 12, 2020, 10:00 am 

  • Clements Building, Room 103, 300 W. 15th St. Austin, Texas 78701
  • Agenda - PDF (122 KB) | Minutes - PDF (289 KB)

January 23, 2020, 10:00 am 

  • Clements Building, Room 103, 300 W. 15th St. Austin, Texas 78701
  • Agenda - PDF (123 KB) | Minutes - PDF (247 KB)

October 24, 2019, 10:00 am 

  • Clements Building, Room 103  300 W. 15th St. Austin, Texas 78701
  • Agenda - PDF (29 KB) | Minutes - PDF (146 KB)

August 22, 201910:00 am

  • Clements Building, Room 103 300 W. 15th St. Austin, Texas 78701
  • Agenda - PDF (133 KB) | Minutes - PDF (249 KB)

May 2, 201910:00 am

  • Clements Building, Room 103 300 W. 15th St. Austin, Texas 78701
  • Agenda - PDF (1238KB) | Minutes - PDF (236 KB)

+April 4, 2019, 9:30 am

  • Special Topic Board Meeting
    Price Daniel Building, 209 W. 14th Street, Room 139
    Ground Floor Conference Room
    Austin, Texas 78701
    Agenda - PDF (129KB) | Minutes - PDF (195 KB)

January 25, 2019, 10:00 am

  • Clements Building, Room 103, 300 W. 15th St. Austin
  • Agenda - PDF (130KB) | Minutes - PDF (269 KB)

Board Members

Ben Gatzke - Board Chair  
President & CEO BorrowWorks, LLC  
Fort Worth, TX

Mike Bell 
Chief Technology Officer Houston Police Department  
Spring, TX

Jeffrey W. Allison
CEO at Monument Energy LLC
Houston, TX

Christopher "Stephen" Franke
Vice President at C1 Insurance Group
Dallas, TX

Stacey Napier 
Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations University of Texas System  
Austin, TX

Jeffrey Tayon 
Independent Investor  
Houston, TX

Kara Thompson 
Retired 
Former Chief Strategy and Risk Officer, Trellis Organization 
Austin, TX

Ex Officio Members 

Bryan Collier
Executive Director
Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Melody Parrish
Deputy Commissioner of Technology
Texas Education Agency

Carter Smith
Executive Director
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

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