W. Lane Lanford
President and Chief Executive Officer

W. Lane Lanford serves as President and Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for carrying out the business activity of Texas RE.

Prior to joining Texas RE, Mr. Lanford served as Executive Director of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) for 12 years. During his tenure at the PUCT, he managed the overall operations and resources of the PUCT and the related legislative issues and requests and proved to be a strong, consistent leader.

Mr. Lanford has a Bachelor's degree in Business and, before joining the PUCT, he had extensive experience in both the public and private sectors, including five years with the Texas Department of Economic Development (formerly the Texas Department of Commerce), as a director and the Chief Administrative Officer and many years of management and information technology experience with Grant Thornton and several financial institutions.