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Diane Rath has served as Executive Director of AACOG since December 2014. In this capacity, she oversees 300 employees in 11 program areas with a budget of $50 million. During her tenure, AACOG has been recognized with national awards from NADO and NARC recognizing both Innovation and Transportation Partnerships.
Before joining AACOG, Ms. Rath served as Senior Vice President at ResCare Workforce Services, with oversight responsibility for operations in over 300 locations in 28 states with 2200 employees and a budget of $230 million.
In 1996, then Governor George W. Bush appointed her as Chair and Commissioner for the Texas Workforce Commission, where she served until 2008. During her tenure, she oversaw the consolidation of 28 programs from 10 different state agencies to form a $1.2 billion agency with responsibility for services involving federal programs from the U.S Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, and two other federal agencies. In 2007, Rath was nominated by President George W. Bush as Assistant Secretary of Administration for Children and Families at U.S. Health and Human Services. During this time she became recognized as a national leader in workforce development, forging partnerships with economic development and educational entities to meet the workforce needs of Texas businesses.
A physical therapist by background, Ms. Rath attended TCU, and graduated from UTMB-Galveston.
She is active in the San Antonio community and currently serves (or served) on numerous boards and committees which include
Ms. Rath has received several awards including
LULAC, Distinguished Texan, 2005
NAWDP, System Building Award, 2006
Distinguished Alumna, SAHS-UTMB 2008
NASWA President’s Award, 2008
TARC Regional Unity Award, 2018
San Antonio Business Journal 2019 Women’s Leadership Award