Tom Maynard has been actively engaged in education as a parent, teacher, school board trustee and administrator for more than 20 years.
Maynard was a classroom instructor for 13 years, teaching applied science, financial management, communications and leadership as an agricultural science teacher. In his classroom tenure, Maynard received national recognition for innovative programs in communications.
He currently serves as Executive Director of the Texas FFA Association, the nation's largest state FFA association with an active membership of more than 84,000 students on more than 1000 Texas campuses. Maynard, the state's longest serving FFA executive, taught high school agriculture for 13 years before coming to Austin 11 years ago. Since then, the Texas FFA has set numerous records for membership, convention attendance, contest participation and scholarship dollars awarded.
Maynard served on the national task forces that created the current national delegate process and the affiliation fee program. He also served as Western Region Vice President for the National Association of Supervisors of Agricultural Education.
In his tenure as an agricultural science instructor, Maynard received national recognition for innovative programs in agricultural communications, taught three national proficiency winners and coached the first Texas team to win the national Agricultural Issues Forum team.
Maynard grew up at Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, northwest of Amarillo. He was a state FFA vice president and staff member for the Texas Senate Subcommittee on Agriculture, as well as for the National FFA's Washington Leadership Conference. He has served as a school board trustee for the past six years, serves on the board of directors for the Texas FFA Foundation and Cal Farley's Boys Ranch Alumni Association and is an active member of the American Boer Goat Association.
Maynard and his wife Freda have four children and three grandchildren. They reside in Williamson County where Freda operates a real estate appraisal firm.