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Leadership

TABC’s leadership consists of a policeymaking governing board of five commissioners and executive staff responsible for the agency’s day-to-day operations.

TABC Commissioners

TABC has a policymaking governing board made up of five commissioners appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the Texas Senate. TABC’s commissioners:

  • Hold office for staggered terms of six years, with the term of one member expiring every two years.
  • Must be Texas residents and must have resided in the state for at least five years before their appointment.
  • Do not receive a salary.
CommissionerOffice
Kevin J. LillyChairman, Houston
Jason E. BoatrightMember, Dallas
Deborah Gray MarinoMember, San Antonio
M. Scott AdkinsMember, El Paso
Hasan K. MackMember, Austin

Executive Staff

TABC’s Executive staff is responsible for the agency’s day-to-day operations and implements the laws ratified by the Legislature and the rules set by the commissioners. The commission appoints an executive director to head the division and oversee more than 600 employees across Texas, along with a biennial budget of nearly $70 million and more than $140 million in biennial revenue.

A deputy executive director assists the executive director to oversee statewide TABC operations and initiatives. The Executive Leadership Team also includes directors of each TABC division, who implement and oversee agency efforts while managing staff at offices across the state.

NameTitle
Bentley NettlesExecutive Director
Matt ChaplinDeputy Executive Director, Chief of Staff
Robert SaenzDeputy Executive Director, Enforcement
Dennis BealDeputy Executive Director, Business and Revenue Operations
Bryan BlackDirector, Communications and External Relations
Amy CardonaCo-director, Strategic Initiatives and Performance Improvement
Darrell DementInspector General
Amanda FletcherDirector, Human Resources
Thomas GrahamDirector, Excise Tax and Marketing Practices
Dexter K. JonesDirector, Audit and Investigations
Jo Ann JosephDirector, Licensing
Victor KuykendollChief of Law Enforcement
Vanessa MayoChief Financial Officer
Mariann H. MorelockCo-director, Strategic Initiatives and Performance Improvement
Rheda MoseleyChief Information Officer
Nick RaymondDirector, Government Relations
John Reney Jr.Director, Ports of Entry
Orlando SalinasDirector, Training
Clark E. SmithGeneral Counsel
Jared StaplesDirector, External Affairs