GFOAT Board of Directors 2021-2022
Adrienne Lothery, CGFO
Assistant City Manager City of Colleyville
Adrienne Lothery was named Assistant City Manager for the City of Colleyville in October 2017 with initial oversight responsibility for the Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, City Secretary, and Parks departments. In May 2018 her responsibility shifted to the Police, Community Development, Parks, Library, and Colleyville Center departments as a part of an ongoing cross-training initiative. She held the role of Strategic Services Manager for the City of Colleyville from 2013 – 2017 and previously served as the Budget and Grants Manager in the Town of Flower Mound’s Finance Department.Adrienne holds undergraduate degrees in political science and business administration from Southern Methodist University, as well as a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of North Texas. She earned the designation of CGFO from GFOAT in 2010 and is a graduate of the International City/County Management Association Leadership ICMA Class of 2016. Adrienne joined the GFOAT Program Development Committee in 2010, and transitioned to Co-Chair of the Scholarship and Fellowship Committee from 2014-2018. In addition to her professional work, Adrienne is a member of the Junior League of Fort Worth and enjoys travelling wither her husband and daughter.
Katina Hampton, MBA, CGFO
Director of Administrative Services, City of Friendswood
Katina Hampton began her career with the City of Friendswood in March 2007 when hired as the Budget Manager in the Administrative Services department. In October of 2009, Katina was promoted to Deputy Director of Administrative Services – Fiscal Operations responsible for Budget, Utility Billing and served as Deputy Investment Officer. Katina held this position until April of 2016 when her title changed to Deputy Director of Administrative Services – Finance; which added to her responsibilities, the oversight of the Accounting functions (payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivables and treasury management).
Katina was promoted to her current position, Director of Administrative Services, in June 2017. She is now responsible for Finance and Municipal Court. Under Katina’s leadership the City continues to earn Distinguished Budget Presentation and Excellence in Financial Reporting Awards from the Government Finance Officers’ Association. Katina has also served on Regional and State Executive Boards and Committees of the Government Finance Officers Association.
Katina earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston and Master of Business Administration from Texas Woman’s University. She earned the Certified Government Finance Officer credential in 2009.
Katina and her husband, Darrell, are the proud parents of 3 adult children. They are active in their church and enjoy spending time with family and friends.
Director of Finance City of Richardson
Keith Dagen is the director of finance for the City of Richardson. He began his government career with the City of Garland in 1998 and joined Richardson in 2003. Keith is a Certified Public Accountant, has an Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Dallas, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Harding University. Keith has been a member of the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas (GFOAT) since 2003, where he is currently the president-elect. Previously, he held board roles as secretary and as GFOAT’s representative to the Texas Municipal Retirement System’s Advisory Committee on Benefit Design. He also served on GFOAT’s Financial Reporting and Regulatory Response Committee from 2007 until 2019 and has represented GFOAT’s interests before the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. Keith is also a member of GFOA, GTOT, and a graduate of Leadership Richardson.
Budget Manager, City of Plano
Casey is the Budget Manager for the City of Plano and has worked in local government budgeting/finance for over 26 years. Casey started his career with the City of Dallas in the budget and research department. He obtained his MPA degree from Texas Tech University in 1992. Casey served two full terms on GFOA’s National Committee on Governmental Budgeting and Fiscal Policy and just completed two full terms on GFOA’s National Committee on Retirement and Benefits Administration (CORBA). Casey is also active in the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas (GFOAT) and currently serves as GFOAT’s Group Class Representative on the TMRS Advisory Committee.
Director of Finance, Town Northlake
John Zagurski is the director of finance for the Town of Northlake. He oversees finance, utility billing, and budget services. John previously worked for the Town of Trophy Club for five years as the finance manager, strategic services coordinator, and budget analyst. He started his career in public administration with the Town of Westlake as the special projects coordinator. John holds an undergraduate degree in sociology from the University of Central Arkansas, and a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Texas. He also earned his designation as a Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) in 2014. John has been active in the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas (GFOAT) since 2014. He has been active serving as a member and chair of the Legislative Committee. John continues to serve GFOAT by holding the board position as the north area representative.
Director of Finance and Administration, City of Bedford
Clifford Blackwell is the Assistant City Manager for the City of Bedford, Texas. He began his career in local government finance in 1996 with the City of Fort Worth, Texas by working as a utility rate analyst within the water department and later working as a budget analyst within the city manager’s office. In 2000, he landed a position as an assistant finance director with the City of Watauga, Texas. In 2006 and 2008, Clifford became the finance director for the Cities of Kennedale and Forest Hill, respectively. In Kennedale, he was able to assist the city in achieving its first ever GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation award. In Forest Hill, he assisted the city in overcoming major budgetary constraints by passing its first balanced budget in ten years. In January 2010, Clifford joined the City of Bedford as its director of administrative services and has been in the position until 2017, where he was then promoted to the assistant city manager position.
Monika Arris, CGFO
Director of Budget & Finance, Collin County
Amy Dozier, CPA, MBA
Director of Finance, Kerrville Public Utility Board
Amy has almost 20 years of experience in finance and accounting including roles in auditing, budgeting, accounting, financial reporting and special projects. Her experience in governmental accounting began with the City of Kerrville in 2013. Amy joined Kerrville Public Utility Board in June 2021 as Director of Finance. Prior to KPUB, Amy served as CFO for the City of Kerrville.
Amy is a Certified Public Accountant, has an MBA from Texas Christian University and an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University. She is new to the GFOAT Board in 2021.
Susan L. Morgan, CPA
Chief Financial Officer, City of Round Rock, Texas
Susan has over 30 years’ experience in government and finance including leadership positions at the municipal, regional, and state level. She currently serves as the chief financial officer for the City of Round Rock where she oversees all aspects of budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, and treasury management; as well as the City’s municipal court, purchasing, and utility billing departments. Prior to joining Round Rock in 2015, she served as finance director for the City of Georgetown from 2011 to 2015, and 1992 to 1999. Susan spent several years as senior financial analyst for HDR Engineering, Inc., performing business and financial consulting to cities and districts. Her other experience includes chief financial officer for the Brazos River Authority, finance director for the Texas Water Development Board, and audit staff at Ernst & Young. Susan is a certified public accountant with a degree in accounting from Texas Tech University. Susan serves as treasurer on the participant advisory board of TexasTERM, a local government investment pool. She has been a member of GFOAT since 1992 and has served in various leadership and board roles. Susan and her husband, David, have two daughters. In addition to her professional work, Susan is an active volunteer with various church and high school booster organizations.
Todd Simoneaux, CPA
Chief Financial Officer, City of Beaumont
Todd Simoneaux is the Chief Financial Officer for the City of Beaumont, Texas. He oversees finance, budget, utility billings, purchasing, solid waste, fleet maintenance, municipal airport, employee benefits, and municipal court. Todd has been with the city for 15 years where he started as the City’s Controller until his promotion to CFO five years ago. He started his career in public accounting as a tax accountant and external auditor with Edgar, Kiker & Cross CPA’s for seven years. Todd holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration – general business and another Bachelor’s degree in business administration – accounting from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. He also obtained his CPA license from the state of Texas in 2001. Todd has been the past president of the southeast Texas chapter of CPA’s and has been a member of GFOAT since 2006.
Deborah Reid, CPA
Director of Finance, City of Amarillo
Debbie Reid is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas with 36 years of experience: 8 years in public accounting and the private sector, 12 years in non-profit and 16 years in government, including 12 years with the City of Mesquite, Texas. Debbie joined the City of Amarillo, Texas as Finance Director in October of 2020.
Debbie was Director of Finance for the City of Mesquite, Texas for 12 years, during which she directed the operations of Accounting (including payroll processing, Warehouse operations and Print Shop/Mailroom), Budget and Financial Analysis, Purchasing and Collections (including cash receipt functions, Tax Office, Municipal Court, and Utility Billing). She was also responsible for coordinating the City’s annual bond sale, financial transparency initiative, special purpose districts and all financial reporting to the City Council. Debbie accepted the position of Finance Director for the City of Amarillo in October of 2020 and is responsible for many of the same functions as she had in Mesquite.
Debbie has been a part of two major ERP system implementations. She was the project manager of the Implementation of HTE software at the City of Midland, Michigan several years ago and the project manager of the implementation of Tyler Technology’s Munis software at the City of Mesquite, Texas from 2012 through 2015. Both implementations were successfully completed.
Janina K. Jewell
Director of Finance, City of Euless
Martie Simpson is the Executive Director for the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas. She started her municipal finance career with the City of Killeen in 1997 and finished her career with the city in 2014 as the executive director of finance. Martie served as the finance director for the City of New Braunfels from 2014 to 2018. Martie is a Certified Public Accountant with a degree from Baylor University and is a past president for GFOAT.
Charles S. Cox, City Manager
City of Farmers Branch
Steve Williams, Assistant City Admin/CFO
City of Conroe
Stormy Johnson, Assistant Finance Director
City of Burleson
Laurie Brewer, Assistant City Manager
City of Georgetown
Deborah Reid, CPA, Director of Finance
City of Amarillo
Lavern Gaines, Affiliate Association Manager
Texas Municipal League
Tristan Gideon, Affiliate Association Coordinator
Texas Municipal League
Tristan Gideon, Affiliate Association Coordinator
Texas Municipal League