Texas CLASS Boards

Texas CLASS is supervised by a Board of Trustees (the Board) who are elected by the Participants. The Board supervises the Trust and its affairs and acts as the liaison between the Participants, the Custodian, and the Program Administrator. The Board administers the affairs of the Trust and enters into contracts and agreements on behalf of the Trust in order to effectuate the terms of the Trust Agreement. It also selects the consultants for Texas CLASS, including the Program Administrator and the Custodian, subject to the terms of the Trust Agreement.

The Board is selected at the annual meeting of the Participants. Any representative may be nominated as a Trustee. The number of Trustees to be selected shall be determined by the Participants at such meeting and shall be an odd number of three or more. Currently, the Board of Trustees consists of the following members, each serving two-year staggered terms:

Steve is the Assistant City Administrator & Chief Financial Officer for the City of Conroe. Prior to Conroe, Steve worked for the Town of Flower Mound as the Director of Budget & Research and in the City of Dallas as a Senior Budget Analyst. He attended the University of North Texas, earning both a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) and a Master of Public Administration.

Steve is a member of and has served in key leadership positions in various national and state-wide professional organizations, as well as within the greater Conroe area community. Such involvement includes the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the US and Canada, GFOA Texas, serving as a trustee on the Montgomery ISD School Board, the Conroe Noon Lions Club, and Education for Tomorrow Alliance.

Amy is the Director of Financial Management for Harris County. She has been with Harris County since 2012, and her duties include overseeing the banking relationships, investments, and debt management. Before joining Harris County, she held the position of County Treasurer for Matagorda County. Amy earned a Bachelor in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Houston at Victoria and a Master of Business Administration from Sam Houston State University.

Amy sits on the education board for the County Investment Academy through Texas Association of Counties.

Monika has been the Director of Budget & Finance for Collin County since October of 2008 after joining the Collin County Budget & Finance Department in January of 2003. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas Woman’s University and a Master of Public Affairs with a specialization in Public Management from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Monika is a Certified Investment Officer through the Texas Association of Counties and a Certified Government Finance Officer through the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas.

Mike currently holds the position of Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance for the Alamo Heights Independent School District. He has been in the public education sector for nearly thirty years, starting with the Midway School District in Waco for seven years and spending the last twenty-two years at Alamo Heights ISD. Mike graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management.

Cindy currently serves as the Denton County Treasurer and was elected to her first four-year term in November of 1998. As County Treasurer, she facilitates all the cash management/banking needs of the county and is the payroll administrator for over 1700 employees. She serves as the investment officer and manages an investment portfolio of over $350 million. Cindy holds a Bachelor in Business Administration in Finance from Texas Woman’s University.

Cindy has more than thirty years of governmental finance and treasury cash management experience. She is very active with the County Treasurers Association of Texas where she served as President in 2009-2010 and received the Outstanding County Treasurer Award in 2013.

Rodney currently serves as the Deputy Director of Administrative Services at the North Texas Municipal Water District where he oversees all aspects of the operations for finance, accounting, personnel, policies and records management. Prior to this, he served as the Chief Financial Officer at the City of McKinney. He has more than thirty years of experience in government administration with both cities and counties in Texas providing innovated solutions to challenges in today’s public service. This includes the coordination of a master planning effort that led to the construction of multiple facilities including a new courthouse, administration building, and multiple phases of jail additions, as well as the management of multiple economic development efforts that helped generate millions in property tax revenue as well as coordinated legislative efforts.

Rodney earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics from the University of Texas at Dallas and a Master of Arts in Government Affairs from Southern Methodist University.

The Board of Trustees has determined the Advisory Board composition shall consist of up-to five members consisting of both Participants and qualified non-participants of the pool to advise the Trust. The Advisory Board provides advice to the Board of Trustees and the Program Administrator about the Investment Policy, the Investment Strategy of the Trust, and other matters as requested.

Art Alfaro previously served as the City Treasurer for the City of Austin where he oversaw the management of the City’s investment portfolio and debt management program. Art spent over thirty years in public service with the City of Austin and in the capacity as City Treasurer starting in 2005. He attended the University of Texas at Austin.

Art is currently the Investment Committee Chairman for the City of Austin’s Police Retirement System and a board member on the Firefighter’s Retirement System. He is also an active board member for the Austin Convention Center Enterprises and Hispanic Business Alliance Fund, among others.

Mark is President of Burton Accounting, PLLC and Managing Partner of Municipal Accounts & Consulting, L.P., where he oversees the operations of his CPA firm and the affiliated bookkeeping company that handles more than 350 government entities. He has extensive experience in governmental, not-for-profit, and corporate accounting and the management of teams and operations.

Mark graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He also holds both a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from Baylor University and a Master of Theological Studies at Houston Baptist University.

Heather is the Director of Finance and Business Analysis at the City of Corpus Christi. Prior to this, she began her career with the City of San Marcos in 2009 as the Assistant Director of Finance and was promoted to Director of Finance in 2013. She was responsible for coordinating, preparing, and producing the annual operating and capital budget as well as a multi-year financial plan. Heather holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas San Antonio.

Heather serves on the Government Treasurers’ Organization of Texas Board of Directors and holds the designation of Certified Government Finance Officer.

Arthur currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the Slaton Independent School District. He has previously held various positions with both the Lubbock ISD and the Midland ISD. His duties have included business operations, investments, payroll and purchasing, and risk management.

Arthur earned both a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accountancy and Information Systems and a Master of Business Administration in Management from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
Arthur is a member of Texas Association of School Business Officials and the Association of School Business Officials International.

Roger recently retired as the City Manager for the City of Friendswood, where he has previously held various positions such as Director of Finance and Director of Administrative Services. He has more than 40 years of finance and management experience in a variety of industries including 32 years in the public sector. Roger earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Howard Payne University and a Master in Public Administration from the University of Houston–Clear Lake.

As a member of the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas since 1989, he has served as Director of Region 14, At-Large Representative to the Executive Board, and President. He is a Certified Governmental Finance Officer, a member of the Texas City Managers Association, and served on the Texas CLASS Board of Trustees from 2012 to 2018.