AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen issued a joint statement today announcing their appointment of Jerry E. McGinty II, of Huntsville, as the next director of the Legislative Budget Board:
“Speaker Bonnen and I have been looking for a leader for the LBB who brings both broad experience and fiscal expertise and Jerry fits that bill,” said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. “His extensive experience overseeing the budgetary operations of a major state agency as well as his experience working with both the Texas House and Senate make him uniquely qualified for the job. McGinty headed up the budget team for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and served as its Deputy Chief Financial Officer before assuming his current job as Chief Financial Officer there.
“Jerry has the management skills and the extensive experience needed to fulfill the LBB’s core mission of serving and advising lawmakers on prudent fiscal options for our state. I believe he will build a dynamic organization that will ensure that our fiscal position remains strong and that taxpayer dollars are managed wisely.”
Speaker Bonnen added, “Lt. Gov. Patrick and I have been working closely in our effort to select the next director of the Legislative Budget Board, and after a thorough and extensive search, we have come to the conclusion that Jerry McGinty is the most qualified and equipped candidate to assume the role. McGinty brings to the agency an impressive level of budgetary expertise, which – combined with his years of senior-level experience leading a state agency – will elevate our state’s budget office to new heights.”
Jerry McGinty has a long record of public service in Texas. He has been at TDCJ for 28 years where he has held several positions before becoming CFO, including Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Budget Director and Senior Budget Analyst. He also served in the Human Resources, Communications, Classifications & Records and Commissary & Trust Fund divisions. He was a member of the U.S. Department of Justice – National Institute of Corrections’ Executive Excellence Program, the Governor’s Executive Development Program at The University of Texas at Austin – LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Texas Fiscal Officers’ Academy. McGinty holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Sam Houston State University.