Susan Combs served as Texas state comptroller from 2007 to 2015, where she pushed through reforms in state government spending. Previously, she served as Texas agriculture commissioner and in the Texas state legislature. She has also served as an assistant district attorney in Dallas. Combs serves on the boards of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association in Fort Worth and the Texas Wildlife Association. She has also served on the boards of the Texas Beef Council and the Texas Production Credit Association. Combs is the founder of HERdacity, an organization devoted to helping women find others who share their interests, encourage their growth, and dare to follow their passions. She is the author of TEXAS TENACITY: A Call For Women To Direct Their Destiny.