Karl Urban is a Senior Research Manager with Walter R. McDonald and Associates, Inc. (WRMA) and works with the Adult Protective Services Technical Assistance Resource Center. Before joining WRMA, Mr. Urban had a 25-year career in Texas state government, culminating in serving as a Director and Assistant Commissioner in the Adult Protective Services program. Prior to APS, Mr. Urban worked on aging and disability issues, including serving as Manager of Policy Analysis and Support at the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, Deputy Director at the Texas Department on Aging and as a member of the Texas Council on Developmental Disabilities, Statewide Health Coordinating Council, and Governor’s Advisory Council on Physical Fitness. Mr. Urban’s experience has also included planning, policy analysis and consulting positions at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the Office of the Governor and in the private and non-profit sectors. He has BA degree in Government from Abilene Christian University and a MA in Public Affairs from the LBJ School at The University of Texas at Austin.