John Trischitti III
John Trischitti III currently serves as the Executive Director of the Literacy Coalition of the Permian Basin. Trischitti served as Director of the Midland County Public Libraries from 2011 to 2019, spearheading the establishment of the Centennial branch and remodel of the Downtown Library during his tenure. Trischitti is a former Texas Librarian of the Year and is a past recipient of the Rosalind Redfern Library Benefactor Award. Locally, he also served on the city of Midland Airport Board and the Basin PBS Board of Directors and is currently the District 5, Trustee for the Midland Independent School District. Trischitti is a TED Talk presenter on the social impacts of illiteracy. He is a frequent speaker and program presenter across the country on children’s literacy and best practices on management and leadership.