Lisa Kanne is the Chief Operating Officer for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). She is responsible for the DFPS Information Technology, Workforce Development, the Center for Learning and Organizational Excellence, Records Management, Program Support, and Background Checks.

A 12-year veteran of Operations who enjoys connecting the dots in even the most trying of circumstances, Ms. Kanne brings a dynamism to the division that is reflective of her personality, energy, and her unwavering 24/7 commitment to the agency.

Lisa Kanne began her career with DFPS at Statewide Intake and also worked in Child Care Licensing before switching to Operations. Prior to DFPS, she worked in Colorado supporting civil and criminal law firms, including in high-profile homicide cases.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from St. Norbert College and a Master of Arts degree in Human Services from St. Edwards.