Board of Directors
The Bylaws of Texas Excavation Safety System, Inc. (Texas811) state “the control of the business and affairs of the Corporation shall be in the Board of Directors unless otherwise specified or prohibited by the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act.”
Texas811 is a nonprofit corporation under the laws of the State of Texas. The Board of Directors is elected by the Texas811 membership. Our business is conducted in accordance with Texas law, our Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, Board policies, and generally accepted business practices.
Elected in 2013
Wade Browning is the manager of Network Operations Long Distance and Local Networks with customer facing dispatches. He manages teams responsible for Service Delivery, Service Assurance, FOTS installation and maintenance, customer premise equipment installations and maintenance, and fiber facilities within the Houston and Austin areas. Mr. Browning has been in the telecommunications industry since 1996 and is a veteran of the United States Army. He has served on the Texas811 board since 2013.
Elected in 2018
Allen Hawkins is a Director of Operations for Atmos Energy. He leads a team responsible for Customer Service, Construction, and Compliance activities in the North Region. Mr. Hawkins has been in the natural gas industry for 32 years and held various leadership position within Atmos Energy. He has a degree in Organizational Management from Ashford University.
Elected in 2010
Curtis Proske is Corpus Christi District Manager of Distribution Systems for AEP Texas. Mr. Proske has been with AEP Texas and its predecessor, Central Power & Light, since 1980. He is a Professional Engineer and holds a BSEE from Texas A & M University and an MBA from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Mr. Proske was first elected to the Texas811 Board in 2010.
City of San Marcos
Elected in 2021
Tyler Hjorth is the Director of Utilities at the City of San Marcos. He manages the City’s water, wastewater, and electric utility systems. Mr. Hjorth began his career as a construction electrician before graduating from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. His thirty-year professional career includes service in the chemical production, nuclear energy, and higher education industries before joining San Marcos in 2018.
Elected in 2018
Marshall Johnson is the Area Manager for Compliance & Damage Prevention for AT&T, Southwest & Western Region. Marshall has held multiple positions with AT&T. His 39-year career began as an Operator. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from California State University, Los Angeles.
Eastex Telephone Coop., Inc.
Elected in 2020
Keith Lemons is the Outside Plant Supervisor at the Livingston, Texas location for Eastex Telephone Coop., Inc. He has an extensive knowledge of the telephone and broadband industry. He has held several leadership roles at Eastex where he has excelled as an employee since 1984.