Communications & Public Relations Manager
Allen handles the print and online media needs of the Texas Association of Public Employees Retirement Systems. Before joining TEXPERS in 2017, he worked as a freelance journalist contracted with the Houston Chronicle, a daily newspaper owned by media conglomerate Hearst. Allen wrote about people, places and events throughout the greater Houston area; often focusing on government, education and business topics. Before that, he worked as a publications manager for Hibu, an international corporation, overseeing nine of the company’s community lifestyle magazine titles distributed throughout the Houston area. He also spent nearly 10 years working for Houston Community Newspapers, a group of community publications, working his way from a general assignments reporter to editor of two of the company’s suburban papers located in Northwest Harris County and Montgomery County. Allen has a bachelor’s degree in
Journalism and Communications and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Member Services Specialist
Samantha joined TEXPERS in April 2017. She is the primary person for the membership services department. Other responsibilities include conference preparations and administrative assistance to the TEXPERS staff. She is obtaining her BBA degree in marketing from the University of Houston.