David W. Slayton was appointed by the Texas Supreme Court to be the Administrative Director of Office of Court Administration on May 7, 2012.  In that role, he also serves as the Executive Director of the Texas Judicial Council. He has been employed by the judicial branch in various roles since 1998. Previously, he served as the Director of Court Administration for Lubbock County, Texas, as Court Services Supervisor for the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, in Dallas, Texas, as a trial court coordinator for the 99th District Court and deputy district clerk in Lubbock County.  David earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Texas Tech University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Troy University.  He is a 2007 Graduate Fellow of the Institute for Court Management, where he was chosen to deliver the commencement address on behalf of his class in the United States Supreme Court.  David received the 2008 Distinguished Service Award from the National Center for State Courts and the 2010 Robert O. Dawson Indigent Defense Distinguished Service Award. He currently serves as an Officer on the National Association for Court Management’s Board and was formerly the Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Texas Association for Drug Court Professionals.  In addition to the aforementioned organizations, David is a member of the Texas Association for Court Administration and serves on the board of the Austin Children’s Choir. David is married to Amy, and they have two children.