TAGD Staff

Adam Foster, Executive Director

Adam Foster joined the Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts as the Executive Director in February of 2024. Adam brings to the role over 15 years of groundwater experience as both a scientist and a regulator. Adam was previously the hydrologist for the Water Well Program at the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR), where he has worked closely with districts on a wide range of issues. Prior to his time at TDLR, Adam was a hydrologist at the United States Geological Survey where he studied contaminant transport in karst aquifers, groundwater-surface water interactions, and occurrence and fate of emerging contaminants in the environment. Adam is a graduate of Texas State University, where he holds a B.S. in Chemistry, a B.S. in Mathematics, and an M.S. in Chemistry.

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Julia Stanford, Director of Programs & Communications

Julia joined TAGD as the Programs & Operations Manager in October of 2019. She keeps the groundwater community connected and informed by developing comprehensive member communications and innovative resources related to groundwater conservation districts, and also manages TAGD’s signature educational events throughout the year. Prior to starting at TAGD, Julia coordinated conservation education, grant administration, and public relations for North Plains Groundwater Conservation District. Her first few years after college were spent mostly outdoors, conducting a variety of environmental education programs all over Texas. Julia holds a B.S. degree in Geography – Resource & Environmental Studies from Texas State University and a graduate certificate in strategic public communications from Texas Christian University, and she is also a graduate of the 2023 Texas Water Leaders program. Julia lives in Austin with her park ranger husband and toddler son, Rio.

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Annick P. Maddox, Manager of Administration

Annick joined TAGD in January of 2023. She brings over 10 years of experience in administrative support and organizational management involving various entities ranging from small to large (800+) businesses, including municipal. Previously as Operations Manager for Austin Drainage + Landscape Development, Annick oversaw all operations for quality assurance, created & implemented SOP’s, and managed all day to day functions of the company. Earlier in her career as Conservation Crew Supervisor she assisted the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan Manager for the City of San Marcos in public education, managing a team of interns, and coordination with state agencies and private contractors. Annick holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas State University in Geography – Resource and Environmental Studies with a geology minor and a certificate in Water Policy.

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