Larry Temple is the Executive Director of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), a state agency with 5,000 personnel and an operating budget of $1.5 billion in addition to the issuance of $3 billion in Unemployment Insurance benefits annually. TWC has statewide oversight of employment, training, welfare reform, child care, unemployment insurance, adult basic education programs, employment /housing discrimination, vocational rehabilitation, services to the blind and visually impaired and the Blind Enterprises of Texas. The Commission delivers services to the state’s 254 counties in partnership with a network of 28 local workforce development boards.
He serves as a member of the State’s P-16 Council, which coordinates educational policy between Pre-k and 12 public education and higher education. He is Past-President and a current Board Member of the National Association of State Workforce Agencies and currently serves as the Southwest regional representative to the American Public Human Services Association’s Executive Policy Committee.
Temple brings to the job more than 20 years of private-sector management experience in energy, retail and real estate development. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from St. Edward’s University, where he serves as a member of the Advisory Council.