David W. Slayton was appointed as the administrative director of the Texas Office of Court Administration on May 7, 2012. He has served the judicial branch in various roles for 15 years, including director of court administration for the Lubbock County District Courts and County Courts at Law in Texas (2004-12); court services supervisor for the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, in Dallas; and trial court coordinator for the 99th District Court in Lubbock County. He received the 2008 Distinguished Service Award from the National Center for State Courts and the 2010 Robert O. Dawson Indigent Defense Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Slayton has published an article titled “An Analysis of the Effective Use of Jurors in Lubbock County” and was instrumental in the publication of the 2007 version of the NACM’s Model Code of Conduct. He currently serves as president of NACM and was the secretary on the board of directors for the Texas Association for Drug Court Professionals. In addition, Mr. Slayton is a member of the Conference of State Court Administrators and the Texas Association for Court Administration. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Texas Tech University and a master’s degree in public administration from Troy University. He is a 2007 Fellow of the Institute for Court Management, and was chosen to deliver the commencement address on behalf of his class in the United States Supreme Court.