Executive Team

Kevin Lawrence
Executive Director

Kevin has served as the Executive Director since 2010 and the Deputy Executive Director from 2000 to 2010. During his 22-year career as a law enforcement officer, he also served on TMPA’s board for 10 years as the Treasurer and President. His favorite part of the job is traveling the state meeting and working with members and advocating for Texas law enforcement officers by lobbying at the State Capitol and in Washington.

Prior to TMPA, Kevin served with the Baytown Police Department as a Police Officer and Field Training Officer. He also worked as a Police Officer for the Southwestern University Police Department, and with the Georgetown Police Department as a Patrol Officer, Sergeant and Instructor. Kevin additionally spent 12 years with Seabrook Police Department where he served as a Patrol Officer, Detective, DARE Officer, and Sergeant, focusing on child abuse/family violence and juvenile law. Kevin holds a Master Peace Officer Certification and a TCOLE Instructor’s License. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and church.

Mitch Landry
Deputy Executive Director of Government Affairs

Mitch first became involved with TMPA as a member, then as a board member before serving as President in 2000 and finally becoming an employee. He was excited to accept the Deputy Executive Director of Government Affairs position because he believes it is an honor to work with members on issues that affect them on a daily basis. He enjoys working with everyone at TMPA because they all really care about members and the programs TMPA offers.

Prior to TMPA, Mitch served with the San Angelo Police Department. His assignments included Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and Narcotics. Mitch holds a BA from Angelo State University. Outside of work he enjoys hobbies such as golf, running, and poker.

Mitch Slaymaker
Deputy Executive Director of Operations

Mitch has served as a TMPA board member for ten years in the roles of regional director, vice president, and finally as President for 2014-2015. He then achieved the position of the Deputy Executive Director of Operations. He retired his badge as a sergeant in the patrol division for the Brownwood Police Department. While there he served on the SWAT team, as a DARE instructor, as a FTO; he left as the FTO coordinator who was in charge of the FTO’s shaping the new recruits. He has 18 years of law enforcement experience and over 25 years of experience in association management. Mitch is a graduate of Sir Sandford Fleming College with a law and security administration degree majoring in police education.

Mitch is excited to continue serving the members of TMPA because he believes in TMPA’s ideals: doing what is right, providing outstanding customer service to members, and promoting professionalism in policing. Beyond that he serves by lobbying for members’ best interests, administering charities to those members in need, and lending his expertise in local support. Outside of work Mitch enjoys spending time with his two young daughters, camping, riding motocross and ATV’s, and woodworking.

Kristi Espino

Kristi is the Controller for TMPA and her favorite part of the job is the people she works with. Prior to TMPA, she worked with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County, California for 10 years as their VP of Finance where she oversaw the accounting department and human resources. Before that she was the Controller for a real estate company in Maryland.

Kristi holds a BA in Accounting from Texas A&M University. Outside of work she is focused on raising her son and enjoys cooking, wine, and traveling to see family and friends.

Jeff Olbrich
Director of Administration and Special Programs

Jeff  has been with TMPA since early 2000 as the Director of Administration and Special Programs. His favorite part of the job is that he gets to work with all of the divisions at TMPA.

Prior to TMPA, Jeff was with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education as the Deputy Chief, Credentialing Services. During his time at TCLEOSE he oversaw a variety of functions including Information Resources, Examinations, Data Entry, Licensing and Certification, Investigations, Field Services, Agency Audits, and Training Provider Evaluations. Jeff holds a Ph.D., Masters, and BA with the University of Texas, Austin. Outside of work he teaches college and enjoys UT sports.

Randy Doubrava
General Counsel

Randy provides general counsel for TMPA. In this role he advises TMPA on legal and business issues, manages TMPA’s legal defense plan, and provides legal advice to members and local associations. His favorite part of the job is helping TMPA, its members, and local associations solve the difficult problems they are confronted with.

Prior to TMPA, Randy was a private practice attorney for 19 years. During this time he was a partner with Brown McCarroll, LLP and Hilgers and Watkins, PC, and an attorney with Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP. Randy holds a JD in Law with honors and a BBA in Finance with highest honors from the University of Texas, Austin. Outside of work he has a passion for coaching youth sports including basketball, football and soccer, and enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife and children.

John Sierega
Director of Field Services

John joined TMPA in 2007 after retiring from the Inglewood Police Department in southern California.  As the Director of Field Services, he enjoys leading a team of 14 passionate staff members dedicated to the mission of protecting those who serve.

John is a graduate of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Academy and holds an advanced certificate from the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. Outside of work his favorite things to do are bike riding and spending time with his adult children.