Texas Society of Architects is the only organization who advocates for architects at the state level, working to share the voice of architects with state regulators and agencies, look out for your state license, and overall policies that affect the practice of architecture.
TxA’s advocacy work is a collaborative effort among our members, supported by the Government Affairs Steering Committee, which makes recommendations to the TxA Executive Committee and Board. Our staff advocacy team includes EVP/CEO Jennifer Briggs, Director of Government Affairs & Advocacy Becky Walker, and contract lobbyist Kathy Grant.
Becky and Kathy will be leading the Society’s advocacy efforts during the 88th Texas Legislative Session, lobbying the Texas Legislature on behalf of the profession.
Learn more about the leaders of TxA’s advocacy team below!
Becky Walker is the Director of Government Affairs and Advocacy for the Texas Society of Architects. In her role, she represents TxA in state legislative and regulatory matters.
During the legislative sessions, she champions TxA’s legislative priorities through her relationships with elected officials and allied stakeholders. She is a registered lobbyist in the state of Texas.
Becky is the Executive Secretary for the Texas Society of Architects Committee (TAC), the profession’s only state political action committee. She serves as a liaison to the TAC Executive Trustees, providing guidance on political campaigns and contributions.
Before joining TxA in 2018, Becky served as Legislative and Communications Director for a Texas State Senator. In her more than 15 years of experience working in state government and Texas politics, she has developed a broad professional network and public policy expertise.
Becky is a graduate of Texas Lutheran University and a native Austinite. She loves cheering on the Houston Astros and trying new restaurants around town.
Kathy Grant is a government relations consultant with more than 30 years of experience in Texas government and politics. She provides direct advocacy and strategic communications services to a broad range of contract clients.
Kathy advises TxA on political, legislative, regulatory, and public policy issues.
Prior to opening her own consulting firm in 2006, Kathy served as Vice President for Government Relations for the Texas Cable & Telecommunications Association, led the legislative practices of two Austin law firms, and worked for various elected officials inside the Texas Legislature and for several state agencies.
Kathy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin and is a fifth generation Texan.