J. Winston Krause, Chairman
J. Winston Krause is a tax, estate and corporate lawyer and principal partner of Krause and Associates Inc. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Austin Bar Association, and he volunteers his legal services in the community. Mr. Krause is also a committee member of the American Bar Association and a non-practicing Certified Public Accountant according to the State Board of Public Accountancy.
An Eagle Scout, Mr. Krause is a member of the Capitol Area Council of the Boys Scouts of America. He serves on the Board of Trustees for Huston-Tillotson University, as well.
Mr. Krause received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a law degree from Southern Methodist University.
Mr. Krause served as a member of the Behavioral Enforcement Committee for the Texas State Board of Accountancy from 1992 to 1996. Governor Rick Perry appointed Mr. Krause to the Texas Lottery Commission on March 27, 2009.
Mark A. Franz
Mark Franz of Austin is an investor and real estate developer. Previously, he served as chief of staff to former Congressman Sam Johnson and to former U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, and also served as a Vice Chancellor for The University of Texas System. Prior to that, he was the Jay Kingham Fellow in International Regulatory Affairs at The Heritage Foundation and was the Director of Federal Relations and International Business Development for a Houston-based engineering construction company.
He volunteers as board chairman for the Regents School of Austin, as an advisory board member of Mission of Hope-Haiti, and as a Merit Badge Counselor for the Boy Scouts of America.
Franz received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from The University of Texas at Austin.
Governor Greg Abbott appointed Mr. Franz to the Texas Lottery Commission on May 7, 2019 for a term to expire on February 1, 2025.
Robert Rivera is an investment banker and served as a City of Arlington Council Member from May 2005 to June 2017. He is a board member of the Salvation Army. He previously served as a board member of the YMCA and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Rivera received a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas at Arlington.
Governor Greg Abbott appointed Rivera to the Texas Lottery Commission on August 10, 2015 for a term to expire on February 1, 2021.
Erik C. Saenz
Erik Saenz co-founded LNG 21 and has 20+ years of experience providing energy and infrastructure companies with financial advisory and regulatory services. Erik has experience leading process improvement projects and $10 billion in financial due diligence engagements for multi-national E&P and oilfield service companies including EnerVest, El Paso, BHP Billiton, PDVSA-Citgo, Carrizo, Nabors Drilling and Pride International. Prior to working at KPMG, he began his finance career with Kirk Kerkorian’s private investment firm, the Tracinda Corporation in Las Vegas, NV.
Mr. Saenz holds a Bachelors of Science from the University of Houston (1998).
Governor Greg Abbott appointed Mr. Saenz to the Texas Lottery Commission on August 13, 2019 for a term to expire on February 1, 2023.