2010 Distinguished Public Service Award Nominees
Nominations for the 2010 Distinguished Public Service Award are in and once again the selection committee faces a difficult decision. Three strong candidates are nominated for this year’s award: Brad Livingston (M.P.Aff. 1991), John O'Brien (M.P.Aff. 1981) and Mike Temple (M.P.Aff. 1980).
Established in 1989, the Distinguished Public Service Award is presented each year to an LBJ School graduate whose career and public service record best represents the values on which the School was founded. The nominees will be considered based on public policy contributions, community engagement, demonstrated leadership, and commitment to the LBJ School and its mission. The winner of the Distinguished Public Service Award will be announced at a reception sponsored by the LBJ School Dean’s Office later this summer.
Brad Livingston (M.P.Aff. 1991) is the Executive Director of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He joined the Department in October 1997 as Deputy Director of the Financial Services Division. He was became Chief Financial Officer in 2001, Acting Executive Director in November 2004, and Executive Director in July 2005. Livingston has also worked for the Legislative Budget Board and the Governor's Budget Office.
John O'Brien (M.P.Aff. 1981) is currently the Director of the Texas Legislative Budget Board (LBB), where he is responsible for day-to-day management and oversight of the agency, including preparation of budget and policy recommendations and analysis of the fiscal impact of proposed legislation. He has served as liaison to the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee. Prior to joining the LBB, O'Brien worked for the City of Austin.
Mike Temple (M.P.Aff. 1980) is the Program Manager for the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, an organization that provides human resource services for business and residents of the 13-county Houston-Galveston Gulf Coast region.