OUR TEAM

Jon Hockenyos

President

Following stints as an aide to a member of the British Parliament and work on a Senatorial campaign in his home state of Illinois, Mr. Hockenyos founded TXP while attending the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin in 1987. Since then, TXP has successfully completed hundreds of projects for a wide variety of clients, with a strong record of on-time, on-budget delivery.

In his role as President of the firm, Mr. Hockenyos is involved in managing the day-to-day operations of the organization, performing technical analysis, and developing strategies for clients. In addition, he makes numerous public presentations and speeches. Mr. Hockenyos has served as a resource witness on a variety of issues in front of city councils, state legislatures, and the U.S. Congress.

Mr. Hockenyos’ private sector background extends beyond TXP. He is currently a board member of Seton Healthcare and American Bank of Commerce. He also served on the Board of Directors for Capital Metro (the Austin area transit authority), the Board of the ARC of the Capital Area, and the Travis County Citizen’s Advisory Council. Mr. Hockenyos’ personal business interests also include restaurants, real estate, and infrastructure/water development.

Mr. Hockenyos received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Illinois and Masters of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, where he has taught as an Adjunct Professor.

Travis D. James

Vice President

Travis D. James brings nearly 20 years of experience in economic analysis, strategic planning, and policy development. Currently, Mr. James leads the firm's efforts in economic impact studies, statistical analysis, and strategic planning. While at TXP, Mr. James has conducted over 200 economic and tax revenue impact studies for projects located in California, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Texas. He specializes in sub-regional analysis that requires blending economic analysis, land planning, GIS tools, and long-term forecasting.

Prior to joining TXP, Mr. James worked at ExxonMobil in the global information systems technology division in Washington, D.C. His duties required lengthy international travel to South America, Europe, and Asia in order to develop and support large-scale global systems solutions. Mr. James also spent five years as a project manager at a national economic development consulting firm where he worked on numerous studies throughout the United States.

Mr. James holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin. He also received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Texas State University. Mr. James earned an MBA from St. Edward's University.

Rebecca C. Yerly

Project Analyst

Rebecca Yerly has been involved with TXP since 1999. She has worked on numerous projects in the public policy arena, including the role of microlending in economic development of the disadvantaged community in Texas, the influence of urbanist development in managing and directing regional growth, and the effects of the earned income tax credit on the working poor in the San Antonio region.

Prior to joining TXP, Dr. Yerly was a case design analyst for WaxmanCavnerLawson, a firm that provides insurance products to high net worth individuals and businesses. In addition, she has authored or co-authored numerous research reports in such diverse areas as family transition and public policy, coping and stress, and the role of emotional intelligence in business and academic success.

Marcus Jahns

Associate

S. Marcus Jahns is a state and local governmental consultant with over 35 years experience. He has served as Interim City Manager for the City of New Braunfels, Budget Officer/Chairman of the Strategic Management Team for Bexar County, Executive Director of the Alamo Water Reuse and Conservation District, Assistant City Manager and Budget and Research Director for the City of San Antonio, Senior Management Consultant for one of the nation's major accounting firms, Budget Director for the City of Ventura, California and Senior Administrative Analyst for the City of Fort Worth.

In addition, Mr. Jahns taught public finance and urban management at Trinity University and the University of Texas at San Antonio as well as economics at Ventura College. He is a trained mediator and conducts mediations and arbitrations for the Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center.

Mr. Jahns holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Economics and a Master of Public Administration from Texas Christian University. He is also a graduate of the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution at the University of Texas School of Law.

Chandler Stolp

Associate

Chandler Stolp is an Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, and has been affiliated with TXP since 1990. Trained as a statistician and economist, Dr. Stolp has worked with TXP to design custom modeling for a number of public policy projects. Recent studies include assessing the cost of providing emergency health services to undocumented immigrants in U.S. southwest border counties, and evaluating the impacts of commuter rail on the Austin-San Antonio corridor.

Dr. Stolp holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Information and Decision Making Science from Carnegie Mellon University.