SETRPC Announces New Executive Director

Nov 16, 2018Featured News

Press Release

The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) Executive Committee voted unanimously at its November 14, 2018 meeting to appoint Ms. Shanna Burke as the new SETRPC Executive Director, effective immediately.

Ms. Burke was born and raised in Southeast Texas and has lived in all three counties (Hardin, Jefferson and Orange) served by the SETRPC.  She is a graduate of Lamar University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and a Masters Degree in Public Administration.   In addition, she holds Professional Certifications from the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).

She began working at the SETRPC in 1997 as a Criminal Justice Planner and has since held various positions within the agency, including Director of Criminal Justice Programs, Director of Public Safety Programs, Director of Disaster Recovery Programs, Director of Human Resources and most recently Interim Executive Director.  Ms. Burke has extensive experience working with federal, state and local agencies, officials and grant funded programs.