Kris Parker, Government Affairs Specialist
Cell: (512) 923-4214
Kris Parker has over twenty years’ worth of hands on experience in state and federal government, as well as association management and client development. She offers strategic guidance for a broad range of clients in both the private and public sector.
Kris’ extensive experience in association management, coalition building, grassroots management and government relations strategic development, combined with advocacy and policy research, provides businesses and organizations with strategic solutions that yield tangible results.
In addition to her role at Texas Star Alliance, Kris is VP of Membership and Education for the Association of Rural Communities in Texas (ARCIT). She is responsible for managing and supervising the association membership efforts including recruitment, retention, education and communication.
Prior to joining Texas Star Alliance, she served as Deputy District Director for Congressman Michael T. McCaul in his Austin, TX district office for over eleven years. Her previous experience includes developing and maintaining working relationships with constituents and governmental entities, as well as managing and performing constituent service.
Kris began her career as a policy analyst for then-state senator, Tom Haywood. She also was the clerk for Texas Senate Agriculture Committee, in which she was responsible for drafting and garnering support legislative for the first state Agriculture Policy. Kris also served as Government Relations Director for the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, and the Texas Residential Construction Commission.
Kris is a Board Member of the National Charity League Round Rock Chapter and a member of the Young Men’s Service League Brushy Creek Chapter. In 2018 she served as Chair of the Round Rock ISD Bond Committee which passed a $508 million bond proposition. Kris was born and raised in La Grange, Texas. She has been married to her husband, Mark, for 20 years and they have three children.