NASCA Announces Craven as an Alternate on its Executive Committee 

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

[LEXINGTON, KY] The National Association of State Chief Administrators (NASCA) announced the appointment of Lisa Craven as an Alternate on its Executive Committee. Craven currently serves as the NASCA primary member for the State of Texas.  

“I am honored to be named an alternate member of the Executive Committee for NASCA and be able to collaborate with my public service colleagues across the nation. NASCA provides an important forum to discuss the core strategies we all share, as well as emerging issues and challenges where thought leadership helps identify innovative solutions.” 

Craven has over 30 years of state service, having worked in both the executive and legislative branchesCraven was appointed deputy comptroller and chief of staff in October 2018 by Glenn Hegar, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and serves as the agency’s administrative headPreviously, she served as chief of staff for Comptroller Hegar and chief of staff for then-Senator Hegar. She worked in the Texas House of Representatives from 1989-2007. Craven began her career as a tour guide at the State Capitol.    

The Texas Comptroller serves as the state’s chief financial officer — the state's treasurer, check writer, tax collector, procurement officer and revenue estimatorWhen Comptroller Hegar was elected in 2015, together, he and Lisa embarked on a mission to “leave the place better than we found it.” Craven has worked to improve the lives of employees and make CPA a model state agency. Conversations with thousands of employees lead to changes such as a training overhaul, expanded telework opportunities, a paid internship program and an Employee Advisory Board. Her efforts earned the Comptroller’s office the distinction of being named a top place to work in a 2020 Austin American-Statesman workplace survey. 

Craven serves as Comptroller Hegar’s appointee to the State Water Implementation Fund’s (SWIFT) advisory committee and an advisory council member for the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life in the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin. Craven was recently honored with the 2022 Outstanding Women in Texas Government Award for outstanding leadership by Governor Greg Abbott’s Commission for Women and the State Agency CouncilThis biennial award honors women in state service who are contributing their notable talents and skills to help shape the future of Texas.