The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) has named Matthew Posey as its manager of government affairs and external relations. In this newly created Austin-based position, Posey is responsible for the development and implementation of public, regulatory, and local and state government relations strategies and initiatives for the aggregate, cement and concrete industries in Texas.
“TACA is excited to welcome Matthew Posey as our new manager of government affairs and external relations,” said TACA President and CEO Josh Leftwich. “His legislative experience will prove invaluable to TACA and help advance the interests of our member companies, who are responsible for providing critical infrastructure materials to the state, its residents and its businesses.”
Posey joins TACA after spending eight legislative sessions working in the Texas House of Representatives. Most recently, he served as the chief of staff to State Rep. David Cook for House District 96. When the legislature was not in session, Posey worked on a variety of state and federal campaigns, including as field manager for Dr. Ben Carson’s presidential bid.
Posey graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. During his time there, Posey co-founded and was president (consul) of the Sigma Chi chapter on campus. Additionally, he served as the external affairs chair for the Associated Student Government and as a member of the Texas State Honor Code Council.
“I am thrilled to represent TACA in this role and look forward to working with our legislature and community partners on matters that help our member companies build the key infrastructure that supports the state’s unprecedented growth,” said Posey.