Irene joined the Financial Management Division of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in July of 2012. She leads the Quality Control team of Financial Reporting in the Financial Management Division. Her major role involves the preparation of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) of TxDOT and oversees the compliance and implementation of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) standards. Prior to joining TxDOT, she worked at the State of Texas Comptroller’s Office for 23 years leading statewide financial reporting, consolidating the State of Texas ACFR, and establishing the statewide financial reporting requirements for state agencies and universities in compliance with the GASB pronouncements and state statutory requirements. She has also served on numerous taskforces of GASB including the taskforce of the GASB Statement 94 Exposure Draft in 2019.
She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Texas and a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM). She earned her Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) degree from the University of Texas at Austin.