Harvey Hilderbran

Executive Director

Texas Facilities Commission

Harvey Hilderbran

Harvey Hilderbran is executive director of the Texas Facilities Commission (TFC), a post he assumed in January 2015.  Mr. Hilderbran manages the daily activities of TFC, working with the appointed commissioners to effectively administer the agency’s statutory functions.  TFC supports state government through strategic planning; the design, construction, maintenance, and leasing of state facilities; and the reallocation and/or disposal of state and federal surplus property.  The agency operates the Center for Alternative Finance and Procurement which provides an array of services to assist governmental entities in Texas with P3s.  TFC’s real property portfolio encompasses nearly 18 million square feet of state-owned office, warehouse, and parking facilities plus approximately 10 million square feet of leased facilities.  This combined portfolio supports the needs of over 100 state agencies, housing more than 60,000 state employees in 288 cities throughout Texas.  In addition to an annual operating budget of $60 million, the 84th Texas Legislature appropriated nearly $800 million in bond funding to TFC for the construction of three new state office buildings with associated parking and utility infrastructure over the next 4 years.  Another $217 million in general revenue was also appropriated to the agency from a newly-created deferred maintenance fund for major repair and replacement capital projects.

Mr. Hilderbran is a businessman and former lawmaker who served in the Texas House of Representatives for District 53 (Kerrville) from 1988 to January 2015.  During his thirteen terms in state office, Mr. Hilderbran served as Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means; the House Committee on Culture, Recreation, and Tourism; and the House Committee on Human Services.  He also served as a member of the Redistricting Committee; the Select Committee on Voter Identification and Voter Fraud; the Natural Resources Committee; and the State Affairs Committee.   Mr. Hilderbran also served on the Legislative Audit Committee and the Legislative Budget Board and was co-chair of the legislative oversight committee for the Edwards Aquifer Underground Conservation Authority.

Prior to his legislative service in the Texas House of Representatives, Mr. Hilderbran worked as a congressional legislative assistant for agriculture and small business issues in Washington, D.C. in the mid-1980s.  He later served as assistant director of state affairs for the Texas Farm Bureau.

Born in Uvalde in 1960, Mr. Hilderbran is a 1983 graduate of Texas Tech University.  He and his wife, Tracy, have two daughters.