Deputy Executive Director of Enforcement
Chief Robert Saenz has been part of the TABC team since 1993. He has worked his way through the ranks from agent trainee to his current role as deputy executive director of the Enforcement Division. He has worked in many different areas of the state — Galveston, Del Rio, Odessa, Houston and Austin — and has gained valuable experience in how to work with and serve the diverse people of Texas. He has 16 years of supervisory experience with TABC.
Saenz graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Immediately after graduating from college, he served as a patrolman with the Del Rio Police Department and left the department as a detective to come to work for TABC.
Saenz holds a Master Peace Officer Certificate and has been a licensed Texas Commission on Law Enforcement instructor since 1997. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs' Governor's Executive Development Program and has received the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association's Leadership Trilogy for graduating from the 27th Executive Leadership Institute.