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Hershel Becker

Texas Department of Information Resources
Chief Procurement Officer
Hershel Becker joined the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) in July 2016 and serves as the Chief Procurement Officer. He is responsible for overseeing and directing procurement and contracting functions for DIR’s Enterprise and Cooperative Contracts.

Hershel brings over 30 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. Prior to assuming his current role, Hershel served as the Deputy Director for Contract Operations at the Texas Office of the Attorney General where he directed all major outsourcing initiatives for the Child Support Division. While there, he represented the Office of the Attorney General on the state’s Contract Advisory Team for eight years. He was also responsible for operations of the State Disbursement Unit, employer services and various internal projects.

Prior to his state service, Hershel worked for management consulting, technology services and outsourcing companies, where he spent most of his career providing technology-related services to the state of Texas.