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Communications Director

Jess BlackburnJess Blackburn joined TxDOT in July 2013. As Communications Division Director, he oversees Media Relations, Internal Communications, Creative Services and Public Strategy as well as Public Information Offices statewide. Blackburn came to TxDOT from Dell in Round Rock, Texas, where he spent 13 years, including a year on assignment in Dell’s European headquarters. His last position at Dell was managing financial media relations and corporate issues. His previous corporate communications experience includes 13 years at IBM and three at SEMATECH, a nonprofit consortium of semiconductor manufacturing companies. He began his career as a newspaper and wire service reporter in Texas following graduation from Texas Tech University.

Contact Blackburn by phone at (512) 475-1388 or email.