Andres Alcantar

Andres Alcantar is Commissioner Representing the Public for the Texas Workforce Commission. Governor Rick Perry appointed Alcantar in 2008 and announced his designation as Chairman effective May 1, 2012. Commissioner Alcantar works to implement customized services to meet the needs of Texas’ vast array of industries and advance the development of a strong and competitive workforce. He encourages strategies that prepare students for post-secondary success, focusing on science, technology, engineering, and math initiatives. Alcantar previously served as Deputy Director of the Governor’s Budget, Planning, and Policy Division, focusing on workforce, economic development, and competitiveness issues. He also served as an advisor to former Governor George W. Bush in the Office of Budget and Planning and was a director for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.