|2019–2020 Board of Directors|
Sandra Mattick, Director of Finance
City of Boerne
Sandra (Sandy) is Finance Director for the City of Boerne, Texas where her responsibilities include all aspects of the City’s financial operations, Utility Customer Service and Billing and Solid Waste. Sandra is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Government Finance Officer and graduate of Leadership Boerne. Sandra has been the Finance Director for the City of Boerne since November 2004. Past employment experience includes commercial lender for a local bank and Controller for Guadalupe Valley Telephone Coop, Inc.Sandra is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Government Finance Officers of Texas and Government Treasurers’ Organization of Texas. Sandra is currently on the Board of Directors and Treasurer of Boerne Performing Arts and has served on various civic and professional boards and committees.
|IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Robert (Bob) Scott, ACM/Chief Financial Officer
City of Carrollton
Bob Scott is Chief Financial Officer/Assistant City Manager for the City of Carrollton, Texas where his responsibilities include all aspects of the City’s financial operations, Information Technology, Solid Waste and Municipal Court. Mr. Scott, a CPA, began his career in public accounting, ultimately serving as an audit manager with responsibility for a large number of governmental clients. He has extensive experience in accounting and financial reporting issues having served on various GASB review committees and taskforces including the pension taskforce. He has been active in GFOA for many years serving both as Chairman of the CAAFR Committee and on the GFOA Executive Board. Also an active member of the AICPA, he currently serves as a member of the State and Local Government Expert Panel and has authored the AICPA course: GASB 68 Accounting and Auditing Seminar. In 2008 the AICPA named him the outstanding CPA in local government. He has twice received GFOA of Texas Outstanding Finance Officer Award.
Keith Dagen, 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.
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.
Sidney Smith, Accounting Manager
City of Weatherford
Sidney Smith is the Accounting Manager for the City of Weatherford. Sidney started her career in municipal government finance in July 1998 working for the City of Springtown. She has also worked for the City of White Settlement. She is a Certified Government Finance Officer and has an Associate Degree in Accounting. Sidney has been a member of GFOAT most of her government finance career and has been on the GFOAT Board since July 2017 when she joined as North Representative. Sidney has also served on the Newsletter/Website committee and Conference Planning Committee which she was the co-chair of from July 2008 until November 2017. Sidney still serves on the Conference Planning Committee which she enjoys very much and is proud to be a part in planning the quality conferences GFOAT members have come to expect. Outside of work Sidney enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling with her husband, watching sports, especially the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys, listening to Texas Country music, and working on sewing and cross stitch projects.
|NORTH AREA REPRESENTATIVE
John Zagurski, Director of Finance
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.
|SOUTH AREA REPRESENTATIVE
Clara Santos, Department Fiscal Administrator
Clara has served as the department fiscal administrator for the human resources department for the City of San Antonio since 2011. She has more than 25 years of municipal government experience in various accounting and management positions including finance director for City of Shavano Park and City of Boerne, and comptroller for the Center for Health Care Services. She has been a CPA since 1991 and is currently a member of the CORBA committee for GFOA. She has also recently been accepted to the GFOAT Board of Directors as the South Representative. Clara and her husband have been married for almost 40 years; they have four daughters and a son-in-law.
|EAST AREA REPRESENTATIVE
Cheryl Dowden, Director of Finance
City of Nederland—
|WEST AREA REPRESENTATIVE
Don Jennings, Director of Finance
City of Perryton
Don Jennings, CPA, is the director of finance for the City of Perryton, where he has worked for the past 27 years. Don is an active member of the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas having served on the Board of Directors for three terms and is now serving his fourth.Before getting into the accounting field, Don served four years in the United States Marine Corps. He studied at Spartan’s School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he earned an aviation electronics degree. Don went on to work for Flight Safety International, where he designed jet simulators. Don continued his education by earning a degree in accounting and later earning his CPA..Don and his wife Carol have been married for 40 years. They have two children and seven grandchildren. In Don’s spare time, he enjoys family time with his children and grandchildren, woodworking, and working on classic cars.
|CENTRAL AREA REPRESENTATIVE
Wendy M. Gholson, Accountant
THF Housing Management Corporation, Marble Falls
—Wendy Gholson, CGFO, is the accountant for the THF Housing Management Corporation, where she has worked since November 2018. She has more than 13 years of municipal government experience having served as the director of finance for the Cities of Granite Shoals and Woodway as well as the director of general services for the City of Killeen. Wendy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Accounting and also earned the designation of Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) in 2016. Wendy has been active in the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas (GFOAT) by serving as co-chair of the Conference Planning committee where assisted in the planning of multiple conferences and she continues to serve GFOAT by holding the board position as the Central Representative. In addition to her professional work, Wendy is the proud mother of three sons and a daughter and also enjoys craftwork and traveling.
|TML BOARD REPRESENTATIVE
Michael Rodgers, Director of Finance and Administration
City of Webster
Janina K. Jewell, Director of Finance
City of Euless
|TMRS ADVISORY BOARD REPRESENTATIVE
Casey Srader, Budget Manager
City of Plano
Charles S. Cox, City Manager
City of Farmers Branch
Chuck Springer, Executive Director of Administrative Services
City of Prosper
Steve Williams, Assistant City Admin/CFO
City of Conroe
Laurie Brewer, Assistant City Manager
Stormy Johnson, Assistant Finance Director
Deborah A. Mol, Director of Finance