Austin businesswoman Stacy Hock was named vice chair of the Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability by Commission Chairman Andrew Kim on Feb. 23, 2016.

The 15-member commission, created by House Bill 2804, is charged with developing and making recommendations for new systems of student assessment and public school accountability no later than Sept. 1, 2016.

The commission met for the second time Feb. 23, with an agenda that included testimony on high-stakes testing by TCTA's Holly Eaton.

According to a TEA statement, Hock is co-owner of Hock, LLC, a financial services technology consulting firm, and manager of the Joel & Stacy Hock Charitable Fund. Hock has worked in senior software service positions at IBM. She serves as a board member for Aminex Therapeutics, the Texas Public Policy Foundation, and the African Dream Initiative.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

For full video coverage of the Feb. 23 meeting, click here. To learn more about the commission, click here.