Margo Richards serves as director of Travel Information.
She is responsible for the department's state-produced travel literature (including Texas Highways, the state’s official travel magazine, Texas State Travel Guide, Texas Accommodations Guide, Texas Events Calendar and Texas Official Travel Map), the litter-prevention programs and the state's 12 Texas Travel Information Centers.
Richards' management responsibilities include the department's litter prevention programs - Don't Mess with Texas and Adopt-a-Highway. These two programs originated in Texas and have been recognized nationally and internationally. The "Don’t Mess with Texas" litter prevention campaign is considered one of the most successful of such initiatives and has garnered numerous national awards.
Before joining TxDOT in January 2012, Richards served as the director of tourism at the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau.
From 2005 to 2010, Richards served as public relations coordinator for the Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism. There, she managed European trade promotions as well as marketing and media activities. Previously, she was the regional director for the Texas Lakes Trail Region in Granbury, Texas.
Contact Richards by phone at (512) 486-5900 or by email.