Job Vacancies

General Counsel (revised/repost): The General Counsel provides legal services for the agency, serving as a member of Sunset’s executive team to provide information and advice about legal issues impacting the agency.

Policy Analyst (multiple entry-level positions): The Sunset Commission is seeking motivated, analytical, curious, and innovative individuals with a desire to help government work better. A policy analyst works as part of a team to conduct nonpartisan, objective evaluations of Texas state agencies.

Review Director: As a senior-level position, a Review Director works under the Deputy Director for Reviews to help guide the course of Sunset reviews of state agencies. 

If you are interested in applying, please visit the Jobs page of our website for details. 

Sunset Staff

The Sunset staff is composed of evaluation and administrative professionals that support the Commission by performing agency reviews and assisting in the legislative process. Sunset staff draw from a large variety of educational and professional backgrounds to perform their work. The staff conduct independent analyses of agencies to give the Commission an outside evaluation of opportunities to better organize and operate state services.

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Eric Beverly
Executive Director

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Emily Johnson
Deputy Director for Reviews

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Kay Wilson
Deputy Director for Operations

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Erick Fajardo

Erick Fajardo
Senior Review Director

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Meghan Peel, Ph.D.
Data Officer

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Lauren Ames
Policy Analyst

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Tejas Bommakanti
Policy Analyst

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Will Bucknall
Policy Analyst

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Katie Durain

Katherine Durain
Policy Analyst

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Anthony Ellis
Policy Analyst

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Hailey Feik
Policy Analyst

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Sarah Gruen
Policy Analyst

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Chris Keslar

Chris Keslar
Policy Analyst

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Jamie Kim
Policy Analyst

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Annie Kuhl
Policy Analyst

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Andrew McConnell
Policy Analyst

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Darren McDivitt
Policy Analyst

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Kristin Morton
Policy Analyst

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Megan Nair
Policy Analyst

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Austin Oliver
Policy Analyst

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Carl Perry III
Policy Analyst

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Senaida San Miguel
Policy Analyst

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Sadie Smeck
Policy Analyst

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Ethan Steakley
Policy Analyst

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Katherina Wierschke
Policy Analyst

Administrative Staff

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Janet Wood
Office Manager

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Trisha Linebarger
Director of Business Operations

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Monica Hernandez
Staff Assistant

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Elizabeth Saenz
Staff Assistant