TRTA Staff

Tim Lee

Executive Director

Directs TRTA office and legislative program; provides organizational support to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors and represents TRTA at TRS, in the Texas Legislature, Congress and at various public gatherings. TRTF State Coordinator. General Partner, 12th Street Limited.

Learn more about Mr. Lee here.

Rosalind Johnson

Deputy Director

Works with Executive Director to manage TRTA staff and maintains TRTA office in his absence; provides leadership and direction for the TRTA Staff; serves as organizational chief financial officer by maintaining both TRTA and TRTF financial records, overseeing the combined annual audits for TRTA, TRTF, TRTA GP LLC and Twelfth Street Ltd. Entities, and coordinates all financial information for the required tax returns; works with management company to oversee the TRTA state office building and its tenants. (Committees: Executive, Finance and Convention, TRTA Board of Directors).

Brock Gregg

Associate Director, Strategic Partnerships and Member Outreach

Works directly with the Executive Director to review association plans, programs, and advancement and maintenance of objectives to ensure daily, weekly, monthly, and annual goals are adequately articulated and are being met. Works with ED to develop, facilitate, and assist legislative contact teams. Serves as liaison to TRTA District Presidents. (Committees: Local Unit Support, Member Benefits, Retirement Education).

Cindee Sharp

Associate Director, Communications and Operations

Manages TRTA internal operations procedures such as staff relations, hiring, evaluations; serves as support staff for TRTA legislative efforts; writes and edits print and online TRTA and TRTF publications and direct marketing materials; and manages TRTF donor relations, charitable programs, and local unit training. (Committees: Executive, Convention and Legislative, TRTA Board of Directors).

Laura Rios Escareño

Graphic Designer

Designs all TRTA and TRTF publications, promotional items, direct marketing materials and TRTA website content. (Committees: Public Relations).

Brenda Faught

Membership Communications Specialist

Oversees membership data base and the processing of membership payments (entering new members and renewals, mailing membership cards), answers calls from local and district treasurers, manages convention registration, trains district and local volunteers to use TRTAConnect. (Committees: Membership).

Ashley Friedrichs

Membership Analyst

Assisting with new member inquiries, membership renewals and supporting local units using TRTAConnect. (Committees: Membership).

B Zimmer-Birdsall

Office Assistant

Fills orders for book plates and retirement education packets, serves as liaison to Pitney Bowes and USPS, processes incoming and outgoing mail, corrects addresses in database, and assists with incoming calls and other tasks as needed.

Ashley Jaramillo

Event Planner

Organizes TRTA meetings and events such as DPLTC, Convention (Committees: Convention, Executive, Leadership Support and Organizational Affairs, TRTA Board of Directors).

Roy Varney

Multimedia Specialist

Generates video and social media content, assists members with district and local unit web pages, serves as support staff for writing and editing TRTA/TRTF publications, conducts Before the Bell outreach. (Committees: Community Volunteer Service, Informative and Protective Services).

Madeleine Watts

Membership Assistant

Processes membership enrollments/renewals while maintaining the database, including convention registrations. Supports local unit chairs using TRTAConnect. Provides support to the office through a variety of tasks related to the organization and communication. (Committees: Healthy Living)

Sarah Richardson

Administrative Assistant

Offers general administrative support such as directing calls, assisting with membership inquiries, and processing membership payments. Assists with daily office administration for the Texas Retired Teachers Foundation, including administering the “A Helping Hand” program and processing incoming grant and scholarship applications, as well as processing donations and donor acknowledgements. (Committees: Beginning Teacher Scholarship)

Shelby Kirchner

Administrative Assistant

Assists Deputy Director with accounting duties; assists with reception and aids the membership department as needed. Committees: Member Benefits.