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Richard A. Hyde, P.E.

Richard A. Hyde, P.E., became executive director for the TCEQ on Jan. 15, 2014.

Richard A. Hyde, P.E. Executive Director

Prior to this current service, Hyde served as the deputy executive director since May 2012, and before that, he was the deputy director of the Office of Compliance and Enforcement.

Hyde previously served as deputy director of the Office of Permitting and Registration and was director of the Air Permits Division for five years. Hyde joined the TCEQ in 1992 and worked as a permit engineer, team leader, and manager in the Air Permits Division prior to becoming director. Hyde also has experience in the private sector as an environmental consultant.

Hyde was born in Houston, Texas, and grew up in the New Braunfels area. He is a licensed professional engineer and earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering from Texas A&M University and Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from Texas State University. In 2013, he was recognized by Texas A&M and inducted into the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department's Academy of Distinguished Graduates. Hyde and his wife, Jennifer, have a son and a daughter.