Katherine (Missy) Minter Cary

Ms. Cary is currently in private practice and management consulting after retiring from 30 years in public service. She was formerly an assistant attorney general for the State of Texas. Her final position of service was of Chief of Staff for the Attorney General of Texas. Ms. Cary was the first agency female chief of staff and helped to oversee the management and fiscal soundness of the 4,200-person agency.

Ms. Cary served four attorneys general and nine first assistants (chief deputies). Prior to becoming chief of staff, she held the position of Deputy Attorney General for Administration. Prior to joining the executive management team, Ms. Cary was the agency’s General Counsel, the Division Chief of the Open Records Division, the Public Information Coordinator and a litigator in the Administrative Law Division. Ms. Cary has also served as an assistant general counsel at the Texas General Land Office and the Texas Lottery Commission.

Ms. Cary studied at Hollins College in Roanoke, Virginia, and received a B.A. in Political Science from Texas A & M University. She earned a J.D. degree at St. Mary’s University and is board certified in by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in administrative law. In 2019, Ms. Cary was honored as a National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute Faculty of the Year.