Brooke Paup was appointed to the Texas Water Development Board by Governor Greg Abbott on February 22, 2018, and reappointed to a new term on February 6, 2019. Prior to her appointment to the Board, Paup served as the director of legislative affairs for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts for the previous three years. While there, she led a team of legislative professionals to address statutory tax reforms. Paup is formerly the deputy division chief of intergovernmental relations and former special assistant for policy and research for the Office of the Attorney General, where she worked on legislative issues, special litigation, and public finance?notably House Bill 4 and Senate Joint Resolution 1 in the 83rd Legislative Session, which created the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas (SWIRFT). Paup has 13 years of state government experience. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Symphony League, Wine and Food Foundation of Texas Auction Committee, CAC Women of Courage, and Doss PTA. Paup earned a bachelor of arts from Texas A&amp;M University and a juris doctor from Texas Tech School of Law. She lives in Austin with her husband, Spivey, and their two children, Henry and Heidi.