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Texas BuyBoard Governance

The Cooperative is governed by an eleven-member board of trustees. Four trustees are elected officials or employees of school districts, two are elected officials or employees of municipalities, one is an elected official or employee of a county, and four are at-large positions for any type of participating governmental entity.

The Local Government Purchasing Cooperative Board of Trustees

Marta Alvarez, MPA, CTPM, CTCM, Chair
Director of Purchasing and Contract Management, City of Lubbock

Jamie Spiegel, RTSBA, Vice-Chair
Director of Purchasing and Materials Management, Round Rock ISD

Tommy Bishop
School Board Member, Midland ISD

Bruce Collins, CPPO
Purchasing Director, City of El Paso

Lesa Girouard, APP, CPM, CPPO
Purchasing Director, Brazoria County

Mark Hindman
City Manager, City of North Richland Hills

Marnie Pate
Board Member, Port Aransas ISD

Place 9 - Vacant

Renee Starns
Executive Director of Procurement and Business Services, Sam Houston State University

Mark Vechione, RTSBA
Executive Director of Purchasing & Contract Management, Northwest ISD

Sylvia Zapata, CPPO, RTSBA
Director of Purchasing and Warehouse Operations, La Joya ISD

James B. Crow
Secretary (nonvoting)