Board of Directors


Mission Statement:   “The Texas Association of Licensed Investigators is an organization that promotes and encourages the highest standards of professionalism among licensed private investigators through information, education, training, legislative action, membership support and networking.”


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Catherine Torrez, TBCI
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President Elect
William "Bill" Ferguson
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Past President
Edmond "Ed" Martin
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Region 1 Director
Donna Bennett
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Region 2 Director
Bob Washington
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Deputy Director - Fort Worth: Karl Snow

Deputy Director - Houston: Robert Lerner


Region 3 Director
Barry Dunn, TBCI
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Region 4 Director
Michael Escalante
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Deputy Director - Austin: Kenton Stephens
Deputy Director - Corpus Christi: Lydia Orta
Deputy Director - San Antonio: Duane Collins

Region 5 Director, TALI Secretary

Connie Vogler
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At-Large Director, Position 6
Brian Davidson
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At-Large Director, Position 7
Carla Edwards, TBCI
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At-Large Director, Position 8
Michael Depew
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TALI School Director
Mark Gillespie, TBCI
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TALI Legal Counsel

TALI Lobbyist
Keith Oakley
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Treasurer and TBCI Chair
Kimberly Bates, TBCI
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Executive Director
Jolie Estes, MS, CAE
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Click here for a list of TALI Committees.

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