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Richard A. Hyde, P.E.

Richard A. Hyde, P.E., became executive director for the TCEQ on Jan. 15, 2014.

Richard A. Hyde, P.E. Executive Director

Prior to this current service, Richard served as the deputy executive director since May 2012, and before that, he was the deputy director of the Office of Compliance and Enforcement.

Richard previously served as deputy director of the Office of Permitting and Registration and was director of the Air Permits Division for five years. He joined the TCEQ in 1992 and worked as a permit engineer, team leader, and manager in the Air Permits Division prior to becoming director. He also has experience in the private sector as an environmental consultant.

Richard was born in Houston, Texas, and grew up in the New Braunfels area. He is a licensed professional engineer and earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering from Texas A&M University and Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from Texas State University. In 2013, he was recognized by Texas A&M and inducted into the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department's Academy of Distinguished Graduates. Richard was also selected as the 2017 Administrator of the Year by the Texas State Agency Business Administrators’ Association. Richard and his wife, Jennifer, have a son and a daughter.