Board of Directors

Lisa Castaneda

Lisa Gonzales Castañeda, P.E., Secretary

Lisa Castañeda, P.E., is the deputy director for the Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA).

In her role in senior management, Ms. Castañeda is a key member of a leadership team which defines the vision for HCTRA’s growth to ensure that regional, multi-modal mobility needs are addressed in a way that supports regional economic development, prioritizes resident and business safety and mobility, and strategically plans for system growth. 

Ms. Castañeda, is a graduate in Civil Engineering from Texas A & M University. She is experienced in toll systems technology, inter-operational and jurisdictional tolling capabilities.  

Ms. Castañeda also has working design experience in highway, bridge, traffic, drainage, utility relocation, multi-modal transportation system development, right-of-way acquisition, and toll systems engineering. This background gives her a unique understanding of the needs and issues faced by the region’s transportation and infrastructure agencies. 

In addition, Ms. Castañeda represents Harris County at the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, where she collaborates with tolling agencies to find solutions to emerging tolling issues.

Ms. Castañeda was selected as The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Houston Woman of the Year in 2011.

She is a member of the Tomball Memorial High School Athletic Booster Club, Canyon Pointe Elementary PTO, and Prince of Peace Catholic Community.