Ray L. Belk, SPHR
Ray Belk received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. He also completed graduate work in finance and banking at Central Texas College. He is certified as a Senior in Professional Human Resource (SPHR) from the Society for Human Resource Management Institute (SHRM).
Belk joined TxDOT in October 2000, after 20 years in the finance and banking industry. At TxDOT, he has served in such positions as Vice President of Loan Operations/Compliance, Operations Manager, Corporate Trainer, Human Resources Officer and Project Manager. Since 2003, Belk has been Director of Training, Quality, and Development (TQD) for the Texas Department of Transportation. Belk directs the overall management and operations of the TQD Section, which includes implementing policy and procedures for TxDOT's training, quality, partnering, education, and development activities. Prior to becoming Director of TQD, he served as its Program Administrator and Project Manager, overseeing various contracted training programs and internal development programs for maintenance and engineers. Belk has also served as the original Project Manager for the Video Network Project that has been implemented department-wide.
Among his many responsibilities, Belk oversees an annual budget at TxDOT in excess of $6 million, dedicated to TxDOT training programs, and has management oversight of over 1200 specialized, annual course sessions delivered at multiple locations statewide. Belk also has oversight of all out-sourced training programs associated with the National Highway Institute, Amarillo College, Central Texas College, The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas A&M University at Kingsville, Center for Lifelong Engineering Education, Texas Tech University and the National Institute for Engineering Ethics.
Belk is an active member of several committees and organizations. Among these, he is President of the National Transportation Training Directors organization that provides the training needs for all state DOTs. He is a board member of the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council, a collaborative organization at the national level for the development and delivery of technical training components to the state DOTs. He is also the TxDOT representative for the Training and Development section of the Texas State Activities Coordination Committee (SACC) and is a member of the Association of Trainers and Developers (ASTD).