Director of Infrastructure Operations, Texas State Health & Human Services
Chris is a state IT Leader who has been sharing his real-life industry experience with students, educators, and IT professionals. He has been in IT over 25 years. Chris brings real life industry and private sector experience and an in-depth ability in applying technical concepts to reality. He has held many leadership positions for the state and has served as adjunct for ACC. He has taught several courses including Cyber Security, Intrusion Detection, TCP/IP, Networking, Linux, and Active Directory courses.
During the last ten years he has held Infrastructure Director and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) positions for the state. He currently serves as the Director of Infrastructure and CISO for the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
He has served on several advisory panels, including Technical Advisory Panel –TxDOT. Security Advancement Forum for the Enterprise (SAFE)--DADS, Interview Panel for ACC's current Provost.
Chris enjoy sharing technical expertise to help people utilize technology for advancement.