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News Release from Comptroller Susan Combs

For Immediate Release
July 1, 2008

Hubert Honored as TSABAA’s Administrator of the Year

(AUSTIN) — Deputy Comptroller of Public Accounts Martin August Hubert has won the 2008 Administrator of the Year Award presented by the Texas State Agency Business Administrators’ Association (TSABAA). Hubert received recognition for his innovative ideas, administrative skills and impact of accomplishments in fair tax case processes, transparency and business intelligence.

TSABAA’s Administrator of the Year Award formally recognizes state employees who have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and made significant contributions to state agency business administration. The association’s highest award encourages growth, development and distinctive leadership. Hubert’s colleagues note his impressive command of budget and tax matters, and he is widely respected for his thoughtful approach to all issues.

“Martin exhibits the visionary leadership, dedication to state service and professional accomplishment that mark recipients of the Administrator of the Year Award,” Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said. “In his 16 years of state service, Martin has distinguished himself as a tireless worker and a man of strong character. I have seen his abilities in streamlining agency functions and doing more with less, all the while ensuring effectiveness in the agency.”

At the Comptroller’s office since January 2007, Hubert previously served as Commissioner for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality from August to December 2006 and as Deputy Commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture from December 1998 to August 2006. He also previously worked as general counsel for Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock, the Texas Senate Natural Resources Committee and the Texas A&M University Research Foundation.

Hubert earned a Master of Laws in Federal Income Taxation in May 1992 from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He earned his Juris Doctor in May 1990 from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, and attained a Bachelor of Science in history and education in May 1987 from Texas A&M University in College Station. Hubert, who was born and raised in Kleberg County, is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Patrick L. Hubert of Riviera, Texas. He is married to Celeste Cooke Hubert, and they have two children — Annabelle and Patrick Hubert II.

TSABAA began in 1969 as a central point for focusing on issues affecting the business operations of Texas state government. Its organizers recognized the need for people to discuss mutual goals and objectives to carry out the state’s business administrative functions more effectively. TSABAA promotes the highest standards of ethics and efficiency in the conduct of state business affairs and fosters professional working relationships among employees of many agencies.

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