Working It: Women Take the Reins in Two Key Appointments to Governor's Staff

 Jay Janner/Austin American Statesman: http://www.mystatesman.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/abbott-remakes-top-staff-ahead-election-campaign/xXbOj4bX2aq63EFRP6CysN/

Jay Janner/Austin American Statesman: http://www.mystatesman.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/abbott-remakes-top-staff-ahead-election-campaign/xXbOj4bX2aq63EFRP6CysN/

Last week big news was made when Governor Greg Abbott announced a new leadership team in his Austin office. You can visit the Austin American Statesman or  the Texas Tribune to read more of the specifics, but I wanted to offer a big high-five to the women joining the ranks of the Governor's new leadership team:

  • Peggy Venable, Appointments Director. Venable is the former Texas director for Americans for Prosperity and a senior visiting fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
  • Sarah Hicks, Budget Director. Hicks previously served as Finance Committee director under former State Senator Tommy Williams who is also joining Abbott's team as a senior adviser for fiscal affairs. She also worked for Williams at Texas A&M.
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