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Aug 22, 2022

TABC appoints Yolanda A. Hall to Deputy Executive Director position

AUSTIN — Longtime public servant Yolanda A. Hall has been appointed to the position of Deputy Executive Director of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, where she’ll oversee day-to-day regulatory and business functions affecting more than 59,000 licensed businesses across the state.

Hall, who begins work at TABC Aug. 23, will succeed outgoing Deputy Executive Director and Chief of Staff Matthew Chaplin, who will remain at the agency as Special Counsel to the Executive Director.

Hall’s career prior to joining TABC spans multiple decades of high-level budget and business management positions at various state agencies. She began her career in government at the Texas Youth Commission, where she served as a financial analyst and budget manager. After the agency was reorganized into the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, Hall served as finance director overseeing 250 staff members as well as multiple efforts related to agency reorganization and consolidation. She was later appointed as Deputy Budget Director for the Office of the Texas Attorney General.

“It’s an honor to join TABC at this incredibly exciting time,” Hall said. “TABC has made tremendous strides over the last few years, and I look forward to working with men and women from across the agency to develop new ideas to better serve the people of Texas.”

Hall’s expertise as a budget and finance manager made her an ideal candidate for the job, TABC Executive Director Thomas Graham said.

“Yolanda’s experience as a business manager and leader make her the perfect choice for the position of Deputy Executive Director,” he said. “I look forward to working with her as we continue the recent improvements to technology, customer service and overall efficiencies here at TABC.”

Established by the Texas Legislature in 1935, TABC regulates all aspects of the alcoholic beverage industry, including the manufacture, distribution and sale of beverages across the state. The agency’s mission includes both regulatory and law enforcement functions, and its more than 600-plus employees work to keep Texas communities safe while helping more than 59,000 licensed businesses operate safely within the guidelines set by the Texas Legislature.

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