H-GAC Leadership

Since its inception in 1966, the Houston-Galveston Area Council has grown into one of the largest, most expansive councils of government in the country. This kind of success is not possible without the exceptional talent, dedication, and passion of its people.

Our leadership team reflects who we are as an agency.

They are diverse, talented, flexible, collaborative, engaged, passionate, and most importantly, they are extremely dedicated to the success and development of their teams and to the vitality of the more than 7 million people living and working in this great 13-county region we serve.

Learn more about our Leadership Team.

Chuck Wemple

Chuck Wemple

Executive Director

Onyinye Akujuo

Onyinye Akujuo

Chief Operating Officer

Nancy Haussler

Nancy Haussler

Chief Financial Officer

Ronnie Barnes

Ronnie Barnes

Director, Public Services

Meagan Coughlin

Meagan Coughlin

Director, Communications & Outreach

Jochen Floesser

Jochen Floesser

Director, Data Analytics & Research

Rick Guerrero

Rick Guerrero

Director, Intergovernmental Relations

Charles Hill

Charles Hill

Director, Internal Audit

Jean Mahood

Jean Mahood

Director, Finance

Tanya Nguyen

Tanya Nguyen

Director, Data Services

Craig Raborn

Craig Raborn

Director, Transportation

Juliet Stipeche

Juliet Stipeche

Director, Human Services