Brian Ragland serves as director of Finance.
Ragland, born in Plainview, received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1990 from the University of Texas at Austin. He earned a Master's of Business Administration from Southwest Texas State University in 1999. He is a licensed, Certified Public Accountant.
Ragland began his TxDOT career as the Director of the TxDOT Claims Management Section of the Finance Division in 2003. He left TxDOT in 2005 to pursue an opportunity as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Walden Affordable Group, LLC, an affordable housing management firm. He began his career with the University of Texas System Administration as an accountant/auditor in their Oil and Gas department and then became the Financial Manager of their Employee Group Insurance section where he served until 1996.
He then became Chief Financial Officer for the State Preservation Board where he oversaw all financial, human resources, enterprise and information resource functions of the agency until 2003, when he joined TxDOT.
Ragland serves on the Board of Trustees for the Employees Retirement System (ERS), which oversees pension plans, health insurance and other benefits for state employees and retirees. His current term expires Aug. 31, 2017.
He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the Texas State Agency Business Administrators Association (TSABAA) and the State Agency Coordinating Council (SACC).
Contact Ragland by phone at (512) 486-5555 or by email.