• Michelle Downie Kranes, Deputy Director

    Michelle supports the Executive Director in managing the agency’s operations and acting as a liaison with external stakeholders. She has more than six years of experience with the PRB, which includes developing the agency’s Minimum Educational Training Program for public pension trustees and administrators.

    Previously, Michelle served the Texas Legislature, including several House committees and six years evaluating state agencies as a policy analyst with the Sunset Advisory Commission. Michelle holds an MA in Government from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA from Johns Hopkins University.