Amanda Arriaga is the chief administrative officer at the Texas Department of Public Safety, overseeing the functions of human resources, facilities, procurement and contracts, and enterprise projects. She is a director of the Austin Bar Association and a past president of the Austin Young Lawyers Association. Amanda earned her bachelor’s degree in management from Texas A&M University, and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. She has served as Texas Governor Rick Perry’s special assistant for homeland security and border affairs, and DPS chief of government and media relations.