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EWTG Board of Directors 1991
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President - Linda Beene

Linda Beene is First Assistant Director of the Human Resources Division at the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation. Ms. Beene has served as this agency's Director of Training and Staff Development and worked in the Maintenance and Operations Division as staff assistant for the Deputy Director for Field Operations.

Linda's work experience with the state of Texas totals 22 years and includes a variety of management and special projects activities. She transferred to the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation from the Texas Department of Human Resources in 1984. She represented that agency as Director and faculty member for the Managers of Managers Training Program of the Texas State Management Development Center from mid-1982 through 1983.

Linda is immediate past chair of the State Agency Liaison Group to the Governors Commission for Women. She was conference chair for the 1989 'Women in Public Service Conference, and facilities chair for the same conference in 1990 and 1991. She served on the facilities committee for the 1989 EWTG Conference and chaired that committee for the 1990 conference.

Ms. Beene has been nominated by her agency to the Leadership Texas Class of 1991.


President-Elect - Elaine Powell

Elaine Powell was selected as Executive Director of the Texas Incentive and Productivity Commission in June 1990. In this capacity, she leads the state's efforts to promote cost-saving suggestions and productivity among state employees and to recognize participating employees through awards of certificates of appreciation and cash bonuses.

Prior to her current position, Powell served as a telecommunications policy analyst at the Public Utility Commission, where she supervised the implementation of Relay Texas and two telephone assistance programs. She also worked for five years in the Governor's Budget Office, serving two governors. Among her assignments in that office was the directorship of the State Agency Management Division. This division performed ongoing budget execution functions for government agencies; analyzed state employee issues, including salaries, retirement and insurance benefits; encouraged the adoption of cost-saving measures; and provided management development programs for state agency executives, managers and supervisors.

In 1989 Powell participated as a delegate in the US/USSR/Hungary Emerging Leaders program, a dialogue held in Indiana among business and labor representatives of the three countries, and the US/Hungary Emerging Leaders program, a similar program conducted in Budapest.

She participates in a variety of civic and professional organizations and has served as a member of the boards of directors of the Austin Women's Center and the Texas Photographic Society.

Powell is a graduate of the 1988 Leadership Texas program and was one of two class members elected to the Leadership Texas Alumnae Association Board of Directors. She is involved in several organizations related to state government, including the Women in the Public Sector Organization, which she currently serves as president, the Texas State Agency Business Administrators Association, and Executive Women in Texas Government. In 1989, she served an unexpired term as EWTG Program Chair and has served on several committees, including the Mentoring Project.


Vice-President - Susan Johnson

Susan McClure Johnson was recently selected as the director of the newly created University of Texas at Austin Outreach Center. The mission of the center is to help greater numbers of African American and hispanic students prepare for university level academic work.

Her nine year tenure is state government includes positions with the Texas Department of Human Services and the Department of Community Affairs. She provided the leadership in the design and statewide implementation of the nationally recognized Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) program. While at TDCA she was the team leader for the implementation of the 2.5 million dollar Older Worker Employment project funded by the Job Training Partnership Act Program.

Ms. Johnson is a graduate of both Leadership Austin and Leadership Texas. She serves on the Children's Miracle Network Telethon Committee for the Children's Hospital of Austin at Brackenridge, as vice chair of the Austin Child Care Commission and on several other community boards.

Susan is currently serving EWIG as program chair for the 1990 annual conference.


Treasurer – Pat Scheuer

Pat Scheuer has been in state government for six years. Pat is currently employed by the State Permanent School Fund where she is the bond portfolio manager. The portfolio consists of $5 billion in government, corporate, and collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO) bonds.

Pat's duties include making recommendations for the diversification of the portfolio, recommending specific corporate bonds to purchase, and analyzing and purchasing CMOs.

Prior to her current position, Pat was a financial analyst at the Public Utility Commission of Texas and a management consultant at Deloitte Haskins and Sells. Pat is a Chartered Financial Analyst. She received her B.A from Smith College and M.B.A from Rice University.

Scheuer has been a member of EWTG for 3 years. She is currently a member of the budget committee for the 1990 EWTG conference. Pat is also a member of the Austin Society of Financial Analysts and the Austin Investment Association.


Director of Programs - Annette Dominguez

A native Texan, Ms. Dominguez was raised in a combination of cities including Washington, D.C.; Rome, Italy; and Galveston, Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1978 with a B.A in Social and Behavioral Sciences and specialization in Human Resource Management.

She is currently employed by the Texas Rehabilitation Commission (TRC) as the director of the Human Resources program in the commission's Disability Determination Services Division.

Annette has worked as a human resources manager in various facilities of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation (TDMHMR) and presently serves as treasurer and legislative chair for the Travis State School Volunteer Council.

Annette presently serves EWTG's Mentorship Program as chair of the Consultant and Speakers Bureau Steering Committee. This group is working to further networking and professional growth/development opportunities for women at all levels of Texas government.

While with TDMHMR, Annette also served as a member of the State Agency Liaison Group to the Governor's Commission for Women. Through her volunteer work and association with various professional groups, Annette has taken an active role in serving the interests of women and minorities.


Director of Membership - Mary Campbell

Campbell has worked at the Texas Department of Health since 1978. She is the EMS Legislative Liaison for the Bureau of Emergency Management, and her primary duties consist of developing and promoting health care legislation that is understandable by non-medical personnel and writing rules that govern the legislation once it passes.

Trauma systems hold special interest for Campbell. She was employed at Seton Hospital for 10 years as an Intensive Care Unit-Emergency Room supervisor, and was recently appointed to the Committee on Trauma by the American College of Surgeons. She has been a member of the American Trauma Association since 1986.

Campbell has been a member of EWTG for the past five years and served as Director of Membership this year. She is also a member of Texas Nurses Association, St. Austin's church and the Girl Scouts of America (since 1951).


Director of Communications – Leslie Pool

Leslie Howard Pool has worked for the Texas Employment Commission as assistant to the administrator since 1984. Prior to joining state government, she spent four years as a special assistant for casework in Senator Lloyd Bentsen's Austin office, specializing in a wide array of state and federal programs, and three years with the Houston Symphony management staff.

Leslie has represented TEC on the State Agency Liaison Group to the Governor's Commission for Women since 1985 and has played an active role in its annual professional development conference, chairing the program committee in 1989 and the budget committee in 1990. Her positions on the SALG Board of Directors include Vice Chair for Finance (1989) and Chair-Elect (1990). She chairs the Selection Committee for the joint EWIG-SALG Mentorship Project and has been a member of Executive Women in Texas Government since 1989.

Leslie's other activities include coordination of the 1989 Outstanding Women in Texas Government Awards, sponsored by SALG; member of the steering committee for the 1989 Austin Workplace Literacy Conference; and TEC representative to the Capitol Complex Child Care Committee (1988 - present). She is a member of the International Association for Personnel in Employment Security, State Office Chapter, and serves as editor of the chapter newsletter.


Director of Public Relations - Diana Lay

Diana Lay has been a member of EWTG for several years. This year she is sewing as chairperson of the Publicity Committee and as a member of the Program Committee for EWTG's annual conference. She especially enjoys the team work that these activities provide.

She has been employed by the Public Utility Commission for almost five years. In her work as a financial analyst, her professional duties include testifying as an expert witness on financial matters related to electric utility and telephone regulation. Ms. Lay has a B.B.A in accounting and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.

Prior to a career change to the accounting/financial fields, Diana had extensive work experience as a psychiatric social worker; she bolds an M.S.W. degree and advanced certification by the State.


Director of Chapter Development - Lillie Gilligan

An active member of EWTG, Lillie Gilligan served as conference registration chair several years ago and as advisor to the Registration Committee the following year.

Lillie is a "founding mother" of the State Agency Liaison Group to the Governor's Commission for Women and the Women in the Public Sector. She is a charter member of both organizations and is a past chair of both groups. In 1989 she was named an Outstanding Women in Texas Government for her contributions to other women in state government.

Ms. Gilligan serves as special assistant to the Commissioner of Health, Texas Department of Health. She performs high level administrative work and assists the commissioner in representing the department with state, federal and voluntary health agencies and associations. She reviews and comments to the commissioner on departmental plans, policies, guidelines, projects and legislation. Lillie acts as the department's focal point and contact person for state and federal legislation. She coordinates functions for the Texas Department of Health, the Texas Board of Health, the Texas Legislature, and other organizations and associations.


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