AUSTIN, Texas – It is with great pleasure that Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Chairman Andres Alcantar and TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Ronny Congleton welcome the nomination of Hope Andrade for TWC’s Commissioner Representing Employers. As TWC Commissioners, we are dedicated to the growth and prosperity of Texas employers, workers and communities, and we both look forward to the possibility of working alongside Commission nominee Andrade in the coming years.
Ms. Andrade will bring a wealth of experience to TWC, and we are excited about the potential for her knowledge and talents to once again be available to benefit the state and its workforce. Many of us know Ms. Andrade as the former Texas Secretary of State—a position she served in from 2008 to 2012. She was the first Latina and fourth-longest serving Secretary of State in Texas’ history.
In addition to her work in the public sector, she also is a private consultant, and an active civic leader serving on the boards of the Masters Leadership Program of San Antonio and Texans for Education Reform, and an advisory board member of Prime Eco Group Inc., MotorWise Inc., and Energy Future Holdings Sustainable Energy Advisory Board.
Ms. Andrade has been recognized for her work and leadership through numerous awards, including the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award, Hope for Children Esperanza Award and San Antonio Leadership Hall of Fame Award, and was named Woman of the Year by the Houston Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar and Small Business Advocate of the Year by the Small Business Administration.
It is our hope that Commission nominee Andrade will join us in our mission to provide outstanding workforce development services to Texas employers and job seekers at TWC. We couldn’t be more pleased to have her as a nominee for the Commission. Together, we can help Texas continue to be the number one state in which to work and do business.
TWC Chairman and Commissioner Representing the Public
TWC Commissioner Representing Labor