Roy Maynard joined the Texas Public Policy Foundation in October of 2017 as Senior Writer. 

Roy has been in the news industry for more than 30 years. Most recently he was senior editor of the Tyler Morning Telegraph. Prior to that, he was senior writer and special issues editor for World magazine, a conservative news weekly. He has also written for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Houston Chronicle and many other publications.

Roy and his wife Sara coach the debate program at Good Shepherd School in Tyler. The program has sent debaters to Nationals in 14 of the last 16 years.

Roy's son Calvin was a summer intern for TPPF in 2016. He also has two high-school age daughters, Laurel and Blythe.