Promoting sound water policy for Texas


Stacey Allison Steinbach
Executive Director

Stacey joined TWCA in 2015. Previously, she served as Executive Director of the Texas Groundwater Association and the Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts. Stacey is a licensed attorney who has also worked in private practice and at the Texas General Land Office, specializing in water, coastal, and administrative law. She holds a Bachelor of Science in biology/ecology from Baylor University, a Master of Science in wildlife and fisheries sciences from Texas A&M University, and a juris doctor with honors from the University of Montana School of Law, where she developed her love for both water law and fly fishing.

Sarah Kirkle
Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs

Sarah comes to TWCA from Texas 2036, where she was the director of policy and planning and focused on education, infrastructure, health, and natural resources policy. Previously, Sarah spent 13 years at the Sunset Advisory Commission, where she was a member of the agency’s executive management team and became an expert on the legal and regulatory structures of water policy and water district operations in Texas. Sarah also has extensive experience with state agencies, including TWDB, TCEQ, and TDLR.

Lisa Henley
Director of Administration, Finance, and Events

Lisa has been with TWCA since 1999 and manages the association's office. She also is responsible for planning and organizing all TWCA events. Lisa previously worked in marketing and sales at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and attended Texas State University.

Jessica King
Communications and Outreach Manager

Jessica comes to TWCA from the Sierra Club, where she worked as a press secretary on federal energy and environmental issues. She is an experienced communications professional with a focus on environmental and conservation issues, and has also served as a public affairs specialist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Belmont University and a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University.

Becky Arledge
Administrative Assistant

Becky has been with TWCA since 2001 and performs a majority of the administrative duties for TWCA.

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