Effective October 16th, Wei Wang will step into a new role as interim executive director of the Texas Railroad Commission.
Texas Railroad Commissioners, along with Chairman Christi Craddick, voted unanimously on the appointment. Wang currently serves as Chief Financial Officer for the agency and has earned the respect of his fellow team members across the Commission.
Earlier this year, the Railroad Commission announced it was struggling with falling revenues and lookgin for cretive wasy to augment resources coming into the agency. Craddick reported at the time that the agency’s number of employees drop from 1500 in the 1990’s to 690. The jobs shortage presents a huge challenge for the agency, because the work still has to be done.