David McElroy is the TVSA Manager for the City of San Antonio where he oversees a staff of 12 in the award-winning programming of three PEG channels. David has a combined experience of nearly 15 years in video production and station management between the cities of San Antonio and Denton. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Radio, Television and Film from the University of North Texas and a Master’s degree in Emerging Media and Communication from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Mr. Garcia serves as Senior Director & Managing Counsel for CPS Energy, the largest combined electricity and gas municipally-owned utility in the United States, where he focuses on utility regulatory and administrative law matters and advices internal business units on commercial transactions, business strategy, policy initiatives, and rate recovery on a wide variety of issues, including wholesale market operations, generation resource interconnection, power purchases, energy storage technology, pole attachments, digital & data transformation, wireless systems, public safety communications, broadband connectivity, technology procurement, inter-governmental transactions, regulatory compliance, legislative review, utility franchises, rights-of-way & easements, large commercial service delivery, natural gas supply, and related matters. Mr. Garcia leads the regulatory and administrative law practice group within the Legal Department at CPS Energy and additionally provides legal support on matters related to municipal law, utility governance, and regulation-related litigation. Prior to coming to CPS Energy, he held utility attorney positions in the public sector with the City of San Antonio, Texas Attorney General, and Office of Public Utility Counsel, as well as in the private sector working with a telecommunications provider and a cable company.
Mr. Garcia is a prior member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), past-president and current vice-president of the Board of Directors for the Texas Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (TATOA), and member of the Utility Telecommunications Council (UTC). He is also a Past-Chair of the State Bar of Texas Public Utility Law Section. His pro bono legal service work includes appointments to the City of San Marcos Citizens Utility Advisory Board, the San Antonio Digital Inclusion Alliance Advisory Board, and the Coalition for Local Internet Choice Board of Advisors. Mr. Garcia is nationally sought as a speaker on pole attachment and broadband deployment matters. He earned multiple degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, including a Doctorate in Jurisprudence, Masters in Public Affairs, and Bachelor of Arts. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.
Nick Fehrenbach is the Manager of Regulatory Affairs and Utility Franchising for the City of Dallas, a position he has held for 26 years. He is responsible for the regulatory oversight of all non-city-owned utilities operating in the city and administration of the various utility franchises for use of the public Rights-of-Ways. He also participates on behalf of the city and its citizens in matters before the Texas Legislature, Public Utility Commission, Railroad Commission and Federal Communications Commission. Mr. Fehrenbach received a bachelor of arts in economics at Southern Methodist University in 1985, a bachelor of science in general business and a master of business administration with a concentration in accounting from Tarleton State University in 1990.
Jaclyn Treviño is the Multimedia Coordinator for Hidalgo County. After four years as an Emmy award winning news producer at KRGV-TV, she decided to step away from news media and enter county government. In 2012, Jaclyn was hired at Hidalgo County Public Affairs where she is the only videographer for the county. For the past seven years she has been responsible for filming and producing county’s events, PSA’s and short videos. She also manages and creates content for all of the county’s social media platforms. She joined TATOA in 2016 and has been an active member. Jaclyn has an MFA in Film Production from Chapman University in Orange, CA and is a certified FAA drone pilot.
Policy and Legal Representative
Jamie is a Principal with the Austin firm of Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, PC, focusing on electric, gas, water, and telecom regulation. She represents municipalities and utilities before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Railroad Commission of Texas, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and the State Office of Administrative Hearings. She also represents cities as consumers at ERCOT. Before working at Lloyd Gosselink, Jamie practiced utility regulatory law in San Francisco, California. Jamie graduated from the University of Houston Law Center and received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University.
Xochitl Mora is the director of the Office of Communications for the City of McAllen. With seven years of experience in Hispanic marketing and public relations gained at the nation’s first, largest and leading Hispanic ad agency and almost 20 years as a spokesperson and public information officer with municipal governments. Xochitl brings over 25-plus years in public relations, marketing and event management experience, as well as a keen understanding of local government, developing outside partnerships and outreach.
For the City of McAllen, she is responsible for promoting and publicizing all projects, programs, services and events to the local Rio Grande Valley media and residents of the community, via traditional media, social media and on the city’s government channel, MCN 1300.
Xochitl holds a bachelor of arts degree in English/Communication Arts from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.
Billy Matthews is responsible for management, development, production, and distribution of multi-media programming to meet the goals and objectives of the City of Denton while managing the City’s television channel - DTV. With over 25 years of experience in television news and video production across many platforms, including 13 years at WFAA-TV, Dallas, where he held numerous positions including Executive Sports Producer and Special Projects Producer.
Billy’s production background combined with his experience managing and can-do attitude, makes him well suited to lead and grow his award-winning team.
Billy has a BA in Communications, Radio/TV/Film from Baylor University.
Brian Plinck currently serves as Production & Operations Manager for the City of Dallas, responsible for day-to-day operations of the organization’s cable channel and video production team. His background in municipal communication dates back to 2010 with the City of Denton, where he began with an internship and was soon brought on full-time as a video producer. His work touches on a number of genres, from documentary and short film to children’s programming and local music. He has won multiple statewide and national awards, and continues to work hard to make municipal television more accessible and entertaining to a wide variety of audiences.
Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Radio, Television, and Film from the University of North Texas, and is currently working towards obtaining a Master of Science in Digital Communication Analytics at UNT.
Dan Bach works as the City of Garland’s Video Service Manager and oversees City video production along with GarlandTX.gov. He is the North Texas Representative for TATOA. Before his career in government, he started his television career with WCTE, a small public television station in Cookeville, Tennessee, before starting a career in news. He worked as a news photographer for WTVF in Nashville, KTUL in Tulsa, WBRC in Birmingham and KDAF in Dallas.