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Adam Jones, Deputy Commissioner for Finance and Administration

Texas Education Agency

Adam Jones is the Deputy Commissioner for Finance and Administration for the Texas Education Agency. He serves as both the agencyís Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer (CIO). He is a two-term former board member of the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) and a member of DIRís Business Executive Leadership Council for data center services. He is on the advisory board for the Texas State CIO Academy.

He is a 20-year veteran of Texas state government and a noted expert on public finance and the legislative appropriations process. He presents regularly on management, organization development, and information technology and is a talented facilitator and trainer. In addition to his professional pursuits, Mr. Jones writes and speaks extensively on topics ranging from fatherhood to college football. He is the author of Rose Bowl Dreams (St. Martinís Press, 2008).

Mr. Jones is originally from Amarillo, Texas, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, and received his graduate degree from Duke University. He lives in Austin with his wife and three sons.