Learn about the Financing Team at Texas Water Development Board, including our Director of Debt & Portfolio Management, Chief Financial Officer, and Executive Administrator.
Georgia Sanchez joined the TWDB in March 2017. She previously served more than 23 years with the City of Austin in roles including assistant treasurer and investment officer, where she managed cash, investments, and debt programs, and corporate budget manager overseeing the implementation of the city’s capital improvements plan. She is a past president of the Government Treasurer’s Organization of Texas and the Texas Chapter of Women in Public Finance. Sanchez has been a longtime member of the Austin Association for Financial Professionals and National Charity League. She holds a bachelor of business administration degree in international business from the University of Texas at Austin.
Rebecca Trevino joined the TWDB as its Chief Financial Officer in August 2016. She previously served as the deputy chief financial officer for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Trevino has held various financial leadership roles during her career, including that of chief financial officer to the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services and the TWDB. She holds a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from the University of Texas and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Jeff Walker was named Executive Administrator of the TWDB on May 19, 2016. He has served in various positions at the TWDB for more than 25 years, including as an Agricultural Conservation Specialist, a Financial Analyst, a Non-point Source Coordinator, and Director of Project Development. In his most recent role as Deputy Executive Administrator of Water Supply and Infrastructure, his areas of responsibility included state water planning, project development, financial assistance, project funds disbursement, financial program administration, water use and population projections, facility needs assessment, project inspection, and reporting. Walker holds a master of business administration from Texas State University and a bachelor of science in agricultural economics from Texas A&M University.
Amanda Lavin is involved in the day-to-day operations of the TWDB. She previously served as Assistant Deputy for the office of Water Supply and Infrastructure and helped supervise the implementation of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program. Lavin has more than 25 years of experience in public financing of infrastructure projects in Texas. Prior to joining the TWDB, she was a financial advisor to various political subdivisions in the Austin and Houston areas. With a strong knowledge of both the public and private sector, Lavin's focus is in building relationships with clients and stakeholders, thereby assisting entities to achieve their project goals.
Jessica Zuba joined the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) in July 2001. She was named the Deputy Executive Administrator of Water Supply and Infrastructure in May 2016. Prior to this role, she served as the Director of Regional Water Planning and Development, which entailed managing six multi-disciplined regional teams that implement water and wastewater projects across the state. Her past positions at the TWDB also include Team Manager for the northeast region of the state and Financial Analyst. Zuba received a bachelor's degree in business administration with the distinction of magna cum laude from St. Edward's University.
Before being named General Counsel at the Texas Water Development Board, Harden worked as general counsel for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, where his responsibilities involved state and local tax administration, state fiscal matters, and state procurement. Prior to working for the Texas comptroller, he worked for the Office of the Attorney General of Texas and the Texas Department of Agriculture, where his practice included banking, public finance, and legal assistance to various federally funded programs. He is a graduate of SMU School of Law and the University of Texas at Austin.