Maripat Powers, President and ceo

Maripat Powers is a longtime business owner and the President of J.L. Powers Staffing, LLC. In 2000, she began Eastcreek Designs, LLC, a custom window treatment company that provides both residential and commercial window treatments across the State of Texas. Alongside her husband Judge Jim Powers, she began J.L. Powers Staffing in the summer of 2016. Its goal is to provide quality staffing professionals for companies across the nation. 



Hon. Jim Powers, principal

Judge Jim Powers has a unique background with experience in both the public and private sectors. In his eight years as Hays County Judge, Powers developed strong relationships with officials in the Executive Branch of Texas government, from the Governor’s Office to various government agencies across the state. In 2008, he was appointed by Governor Perry to serve on the Board of Directors for the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority. In 2016, Powers was elected to the Board of Directors for the Pedernales Electric Cooperative, the largest electric distribution co-op in the United States.


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Mark Roberts, Chief financial Officer

Mark Roberts has 30 years of experience in public and private sector revenue planning, management and accounting functions. His skills include federal revenue maximization and grants management, project management, state development, negotiations and contract administration. Mark has served as chief financial officer in the staffing industry for over a decade, overseeing both financial and operational duties. He is a graduate of the University of Texas with a B.B.A. in Accounting.




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Jerry Patterson, Consultant

After a career of outstanding military and public service, including twelve years as Texas Land Commissioner, Jerry Patterson joined J.L. Powers in 2015. He is a Marine Vietnam veteran with 24 years of active and reserve service, retiring as a reserve Lieutenant Colonel in 1993. Patterson was elected to the Texas Senate in 1992, and as Texas Land Commissioner in 2002, serving in that office through 2014.