Meet the Speakers

Jessica Ballew

Jessica Ballew

Deputy Assistant Director of Policy & Planning

Texas Department of Public Safety

Jessica Ballew is the deputy assistant director for policy and planning at the Texas Department of Public Safety. Ms. Ballew has a bachelor’s degree in communications through Arizona State University and a master’s degree in operations management from the University of Arkansas. She is responsible for the agency’s enterprise project portfolio management office, contract management office, and procurement services. She also has an extensive background in applications development and support, service delivery and management, and business and process engineering.