AUSTIN – The Texas Association of Business (TAB) has hired Andres Alcantar, former chairman and commissioner of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), as executive vice president and chief operating officer.
“Andres brings an unmatched understanding of Texas business and workforce issues and has relationships across a broad spectrum of Texas industries, which makes his addition to our talented senior executive team as EVP & COO very exciting,” Jeff Moseley, CEO of TAB, said in a news release announcing the hire.
“As chairman of the TWC, Andres developed a strong network of allies in cities, counties, chambers of commerce and economic development organizations. No one has fought harder to bring jobs and paychecks to Texas than Andres,” Moseley said.
Alcantar’s work as chairman and commissioner at TWC was to implement customized services to meet the needs of Texas’ industries and advance the development of a strong and competitive workforce. A key component of future workforce competitiveness is preparing students for postsecondary careers to focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiatives.
“I have great respect for TAB, and their mission aligns perfectly with my experience,” Alcantar said in the announcement. “The association is the voice for Texas businesses in the public policy arena, and I am proud to accept this new leadership role where I will work to advance the interests of business, support job creation, and focus on growing TAB.”
The Texas Association of Business represents more than 4,000 members with 200 local chamber partners and $8 billion annually in business.