Lowell Brown is the communications division director for the State Bar of Texas. He has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of North Texas and previously worked as a reporter and editor at daily newspapers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Tracy Brown is the director of administration for the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA), where she oversees the TYLA board of directors and many member service and public service projects. She started her career in 1983 as an administrative assistant with TYLA. Read about the TYLA’s programs and services here.

Erin Feemster is the local bar services coordinator for the State Bar of Texas. She holds a B.A. in government from the University of Texas at Austin.

Joanna Herzik is the web content specialist for TexasBar.com and has been with the State Bar since 2005. Joanna graduated cum laude from St. Edward’s University with a B.A. in English Writing & Rhetoric and a minor in English Literature.

Patricia McConnico is the managing editor of the Texas Bar Journal. Patricia graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in English, a B.S. in journalism, and a master’s degree in journalism.

Eric Quitugua is the assistant editor of the Texas Bar Journal. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Central Florida and worked as a reporter for newspapers in Twin Falls, Idaho and Orlando, Fla.

Teri Rodriguez is the webmaster for TexasBar.com. She maintains the State Bar website in addition to writing, editing, and designing webpages. Teri started her career at the State Bar as an editorial assistant for the Texas Bar Journal in 2000. She is a graduate of St. Edward’s University in Austin.

John Sirman is legal counsel for the State Bar of Texas. He was previously web manager for the State Bar and serves as technology editor of the Texas Bar Journal. John graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and Texas Tech University School of Law.

Amy Starnes is public information director for the State Bar of Texas. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication/journalism from Perdue University. A Michigan native, Starnes worked as a reporter and editor for news organizations in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, California and Texas.

Justine Vasquez is the communications project coordinator for the State Bar of Texas. She has a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Texas State University.