Spears served with former Texas Governor Rick Perry for 25+ years, including his Director of Organization for Texans for Rick Perry, specializing in grassroots efforts. She later joined Governor Perry at the Capitol as his Director of Governmental Appointments, as a Senior Advisor and as Deputy Chief of Staff. She served as Chief Inaugural Officer for Governor Perry’s 2007 and 2011 Inaugural Committees.
Teresa joined Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick in December of 2016 as a consultant for the development and management of the Connecting Conservative Women mentoring program and outreach efforts.
Teresa’s more than 30 years of hands-on experience gives her a keen insight and understanding for grassroots development, building relationships, problem solving, and team building with government officials, special interest and business groups.
Prior to working in politics, she served as vice president of a mortgage corporation and paralegal. In 1995 then Governor Bush appointed Spears to the Texas Commission for Women. She has been married for the past 32 years to Austin attorney Franklin Scott Spears, Jr. She has one son and two grandchildren.