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Chief of Staff

Richard McMonagle, Chief of StaffRichard McMonagle serves as chief of staff.

McMonagle is responsible for coordinating the staff of TxDOT. In addition, he directly oversees the Human Resources Division and the Government Affairs Office. Before joining TxDOT in June 2014, McMonagle was the director of the Infrastructure Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, where he led that division in providing sustainable planning, design, construction, and support services to provide meaningful outdoor experiences to the people of Texas. He had held that position since December 2008.  Prior to that, he served for over 25 years in the United States Marine Corps. During that time, he commanded at every rank from second lieutenant to colonel and served in various staff assignments.

He received a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a master of military art and science from the United States Army Command and General Staff College. He also graduated with highest distinction from the United States Naval War College with a master of arts in national security and strategic studies.

Contact McMonagle by phone at (512) 305-9502 or by email.