Governor Abbott Renames Four Members of Texas Workforce Investment Council | Oficina del Gobernador from Texas

January 11, 2022 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Joe Arnold, Lindsey Geeslin, Wayne Oswald, and Paul Puente to the Texas Workforce Investment Council for terms that expire on September 1, 2027. The council assesses the Texas workforce system by analyzing data and reporting, providing analysis and advice during policy deliberations and integrating workforce programs to increase the benefits of these programs for all Texans.

Joe arnold of Muldoon is Assistant Vice Chancellor and Executive External Relations Officer for Texas State Technical College, where he is responsible for identifying, building and improving relationships with industry and trade associations across Texas. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Associated Chemical Industry of Texas and is a past member of the Texas Chemical Council, the Texas Association of Manufacturers, and the Texas Farm Bureau of Burnet County. Arnold attended Lamar University.

Lindsey Geeslin of Lorena is Sales Manager for Lhoist and has worked in the construction industry for 16 years. She is the former Executive Director of the Texas Masonry Council and remains an active member. She is a member of the Women of Asphalt, Women in Mining, and the Texas Chapter of the American Public Work Association and is a volunteer with the Texas Masonry Council. Geeslin received a Bachelor of Science in Farm Business Management from Texas State University.

Wayne Oswald of Angleton is the former Executive Director of the Houston Business Roundtable, where he managed the operations of the Greater Houston Area Industrial Construction Users Council. Previously, he was responsible for maintenance for The Dow Chemical Company. He is a past Chairman of the Texas Skill Standards Board, the Houston Business Roundtable Contractor Workforce Development Committee and the Brazoria County Petrochemical Council Contractor Committee and a former member of the Texas Gulf Coast Associated Builders and Contractors Education Committee. Oswald received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston.

Paul Puente of Houston is the executive secretary of the Houston Gulf Coast Building and Construction Trades Council, which represents various local construction unions and twenty counties. He is a member of the American Leadership Forum Houston / Gulf Coast Chapter and is President of the West Gulf Ports Council. In addition, he sits on the committees of the Houston Business Roundtable and the Greater Houston Partnership and is a member of the board of directors of Houston First Corporation. Puente earned an associate’s degree in electrical technology from San Jacinto and received his journeyman’s license from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations.

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