Chief Executive Officer

Judge Mark Atkinson, CEOJudge Mark D. Atkinson served 24 years on the Bench of a County Criminal Court at Law. After six terms of office he retired and was named Judicial Resource Liaison under the Texas Center’s Texas Department of Public Safety Traffic Safety Grant Program. He served two years in that capacity before being named CEO of the Texas Center. During his years on the Bench, he served the Texas Center and the judges of the state through leadership and educational roles. He served as Chair of the Texas Center for the Judiciary and the Judicial Section of the State Bar of Texas. Prior to taking the Bench in 1987, he practiced law for seven years. First licensed in 1980, he developed a practice focused on criminal, family, and civil trial law. Judge Atkinson earned his BA from the University of Texas at Austin and his law degree from South Texas College of Law, in Houston.

Conference Coordinator
Gail Bell

TxDOT Program Director
Holly Doran

CJA Grant Administrator
Steve Geiser

Curriculum Director
Courtney Gilason, JD

Registrar
Aaron Gutierrez

Executive Assistant
Shirley Irvin

Director of Finance
Bruce Lawrence

Senior Accountant
Debra Malkiewicz


 

CJA Program Director
Heidi Penix

Info / Tech Director
Christie Smith

Judicial Resource Liaison
Judge Laura Weiser