Penny Redington brings a wealth of government experience and expertise to the SPI Consulting Team. Most individuals never have the opportunity to serve in as many positions of public trust. She served as the Executive Director of the Texas Association of Regional Councils (TARC), from 2005-2015. Immediately prior to joining TARC, she was the Federal and State Legislative Liaison for the Texas Association of Counties. From 1988 – 1994, she served as Ellis County Judge.
Judge Redington’s legal career includes service to the City of Waxahachie as Assistant City Attorney, Municipal Court Prosecutor, and counsel to two city commissions. During her tenure as Ellis County Judge she served as the Juvenile Court Judge, Chair of the Juvenile Board and on numerous other boards and commissions addressing economic, community development, criminal justice, education, and transportation issues.
A licensed attorney with a Juris Doctorate degree from Southern Methodist University Law School, she is a former partner in the law firm of Bickerstaff Heath LLP where she practiced in the areas of public law and governmental relations.
Judge Redington served on the Texas Governor’s Homeland Security Advisory Council, Governor’s Criminal Justice Advisory Council, Judicial Committee on Information Technology, and the TDSHS Preparedness Coordinating Council. She also is a graduate of Leadership Texas, a Fellow of the UT Law School Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution and a Trustee Emeritus of the Culver Academies.
A native of Milam County and a sixth-generation Texan, Judge Redington maintains a family ranching partnership with her son.