Carlos Swonke serves as director of Environmental Affairs.
Carlos joined TxDOT's Automation Division in 1987 but soon moved to the Environmental Section of the Design Division. In 1993 he took a position in the then newly-created Environmental Affairs Division as manager of the Water Resources branch.
In 1998, he left TxDOT to accept a project management postition at Turner Collie & Braden. Ten years later, he accepted a position at Blanton & Associates where he stayed until January 2012.
In his early years at TxDOT, Swonke was instrumental in the department's first wetland banking efforts; led the compliance program for the new EPA construction storm water rules and municipal storm sewer system permitting program and co-authored TxDOT's first storm water guidance manual. Additionally, he was the TxDOT liaison for the development of the state's coastal management program and served on several state and national level research advisory committees.
Carlos earned a bachelor's degree in geology from Sul Ross State University in 1984 and did graduate work at Texas State University in the Applied Geography program.
Contact Swonke by phone at (512) 416-2734 or by email.