Buddy Garcia

Buddy Garcia has decades of experience at the highest levels of state government and numerous years in government consulting. His expertise includes legislative strategy, regulatory assistance, energy production, surface and groundwater policy, resilience, bi-national relations, and procurement consulting.

Buddy was a former interim member of the Texas Railroad Commission, the elected body which regulates the oil and natural gas industries in Texas. He also served as a commissioner at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, a deputy Texas Secretary of State, and a state border commerce coordinator. He is a member of the Texas Coastal Land Advisory Board and the Gulf of Mexico Alliance.

He has been honored with numerous awards including the Mexico Secretary of External Relations’ Ohtli award, Gulf of Mexico Alliance and Harte Research Institute’s Gulf of Mexico “Making a Difference” award, and Texas State University’s Distinguished Alumni Achievement award.

In addition to his service on the Texas Border Security Council and Coastal Coordination Council, Buddy is a board member of the Texas Water Foundation and former co-chair for the Blue Ribbon Resilient Communities effort created by America’s Energy Coast.