TWC Commissioners

About the Commissioners

Three full-time commissioners are appointed to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) by the Governor, one each representing employers, labor, and the public. Together, they oversee the functioning of TWC and develop agency policy.

Mailing Address:
Texas Workforce Commission
101 E 15th St
Austin, TX 78778-0001

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Bryan Daniel - Chairman and Commissioner Representing the Public

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Bryan Daniel
Chairman and Commissioner Representing the Public
2019 - Present





Bryan Daniel is the Chairman and Commissioner Representing the Public for the Texas Workforce Commission. Governor Greg Abbott appointed him to the three-member Commission on July 29, 2019.

Chairman Daniel serves as the representative for the public, promoting and supporting the growth of Texas’ world-class employers and talented workforce. In this capacity, his office advances innovative workforce and economic development strategies in collaboration with our education partners, local leaders, and industry to preserve our competitive edge as the best place to work in the world.

Prior to his appointment, Chairman Daniel served as the Executive Director of the Office of the Governor Economic Development Division. He previously served as Vice President for Business Development at Agricultural Workers Mutual Auto Insurance Company and as the Texas State Director of Rural Development in President George W. Bush's administration.

Chairman Daniel is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in agricultural communications and a Master of Science in agricultural education.

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Julian Alvarez III – Commissioner Representing Labor

Photo of Commissioner Julian AlvarezJulian Alvarez III
Commissioner Representing Labor
2016 - Present

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Julian Alvarez III is the Commissioner Representing Labor of the Texas Workforce Commission. Gov. Greg Abbott reappointed him to the three-member Commission on March 7, 2017.  His Commission appointment expires February 1, 2023. 

As Labor Commissioner, he represents the interests of more than 14 million Texas workers with respect to TWC services. He ensures their concerns are considered in all Commission actions.

On June 2, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Apprenticeship officially designated Commissioner Julian Alvarez as an Apprenticeship Ambassador. He is committed to serve as champion for efforts to promote, expand and diversify the Registered Apprenticeship Program, and to support the strengthening of our nation’s workforce.

Prior to his appointment, Commissioner Alvarez served as President and CEO of the Rio Grande Valley Partnership fostering relationships and coordinating programs to advance regional economic development and employment opportunities. He also served as the Texas Regional Director for U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson advising on legislative and policy issues related to South Texas. Prior to that, Alvarez served on the South Texas Drug Task Force as a State Trooper for the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). After his service with DPS, Alvarez inspired stewardship and leadership as the Director of College Information for Texas State Technical College in Harlingen.

Awards and Recognition

  • March 16, 2022 - Commissioner Julian Alvarez Day proclamation by Senator Eddie Lucio Jr., in honor of exemplary Public Service to the people of Texas
  • 2022 Texas Early Childhood Champion Award from Together4Children, for outstanding support of early childhood leadership
  • 2021 Apprenticeship Award Recipient from Coastal Bend Plumbers Local Union 68
  • 2021 Good News Award Recipient from Camp Fire First Texas
  • 2021 Texas Public Policy Foundation Award “An Uncommon Way: Achieving Economic Independence in the Black Community”
  • 2021 Op-Ed article for Work Shift: To expand opportunity, rethink what counts as a “successful” career path.
  • 2021 SXSW EDU panel presenter: “Getting Back to Work: Upskilling and Retooling”
  • 2020: Fellow Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution at the University of Texas School of Law
  • 2020 SXSW EDU panel presenter: “Workforce Counselors Guiding Pathways for Seniors”
  • 2019: received the CTE Champion Award from the Career & Technical Association of Texas for advancing CTE programs as a vital part of developing a prepared, adaptable, and competitive workforce
  • 2018: received the Appointed Official of the Year Award by the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children for his work on behalf of early childhood education
  • Appointed by the Texas Secretary of State to the Border Trade Advisory Committee, serving from 2018 to 2020
  • Retired Collegiate Football Referee, Southland Conference

Commissioner Alvarez earned a Bachelor of Science in secondary education from Texas A&I University in Kingsville.

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Aaron Demerson - Commissioner Representing Employers

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Commissioner Representing Employers
2019 - Present




Aaron Demerson currently serves as the Commissioner Representing Employers for the Texas Workforce Commission. Governor Greg Abbott appointed him to the three-member Commission on August 20, 2019.

Prior to his appointment, Aaron Demerson served as the Director of the Office of Employer Initiatives at the Texas Workforce Commission. In this position he provides leadership and direction to engage employers, business organizations and the economic development community in the ongoing development of a customer-focused, market-driven workforce system.

Prior to employment at the Texas Workforce Commission he served as a Senior Advisor to Governor Rick Perry and Executive Director of the Economic Development & Tourism Division in the Governor’s Office leading a team that marketed the State of Texas as a premier destination for both business and travel.

Demerson has a BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He also received a general banking diploma from the American Institute of Banking, and is a ‘91-‘92 graduate of Leadership Austin.

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