Geise Named Governor’s Mansion Administrator
Liz Geise has been named administrator of the Texas Governor's Mansion, where she will be responsible for the operation, use and maintenance of the Governor's Mansion and surrounding grounds. The mansion administrator works closely with the governor and first lady, and also coordinates with the State Preservation Board, Texas Historical Commission and Friends of the Texas Governor's Mansion to preserve the property. The mansion has served as the official residence for Texas governors and their families since 1856, is the fourth oldest continuously occupied governor's residence in the U.S., and the oldest governor's mansion west of the Mississippi River.
After the 2008 arson, Geise worked as project manager for the Governor's Mansion Restoration Fund to help raise private funds to restore the mansion while continuing to serve as assistant mansion administrator. She has more than 10 years of management experience in state government, and served as the first human resources director for the Public Utility Commission. She helped establish the Governor's Management Training and Development Center. She has also worked in development for the Seton Fund, and has been involved in numerous civic organizations, including the Heritage Society of Austin Board, Junior League of Austin, Dell Children's Hospital Telethon, Texas Book Festival, and Austin High School PTA Board.
Geise received a bachelor's degree in advertising from the University of Texas at Austin. She lives in Austin with her husband William O. Geise, and has two adult children, Stewart and William.
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