Governor Abbott appoints San Jacinto College graduate to the Texas Workforce Investment Council

Governor Abbott has appointed Gina Aguirre Adams, Lindsey Geeslin, Adam Hutchison, Wayne Oswald, and Paul Puente to the Texas Workforce Investment Council for terms set to expire on September 1, 2021. The council assists the Governor and the Legislature with strategic planning for and evaluation of the Texas workforce system to promote the development of a well-educated, highly skilled workforce for Texas.

Paul Puente of Houston is the executive secretary to Houston Gulf Coast Building and Construction Trades Council. He is a fellow of the American Leadership Forum Houston/Gulf Chapter, member of the Texas Workforce Commission’s Apprenticeship and Training Advisory Council, Houston First Corporation Board of Directors and the Gulf Coast Trades Center & Raven School Board of Directors. Additionally, he is president of the West Gulf Ports Council affiliated with Maritime Trades and a committee member of the Houston Business Roundtable, the Greater Houston Partnership and the Houston Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Board. Puente received an Associate Degree in electrical technology of applied science from San Jacinto College.

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