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2017 Board of Directors

President - Myra Conklin, City of Plano
Myra Conklin photoMyra Conklin is the Treasurer for the City of Plano where she manages the City’s $425 million investment portfolio, and is responsible for cash management, the debt management program, administering the City’s hotel/motel occupancy tax program, unclaimed property less than $100, and other activities. Myra began her career with KPMG in auditing and worked several years in internal audit for various banks. She then switched to public service and worked for Plano Independent School District where she performed demographic and boundary functions along with being the Budget Director. Myra earned a Bachelor’s of Accountancy from New Mexico State University and is also a Certified Public Accountant.


President Elect - Beverly Adler, DART
BeverlyAdler photoAs Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Assistant Treasurer, Beverly leads a professional team responsible for cash and debt management, investments, and federal grants. Prior to her employment at DART, she worked for the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (the T) and served in various capacities in the areas of charter sales, customer service, procurement, grants, and budgeting. Beverly received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada and is a Certified Public Funds Investment Manager and Certified Public Finance Administrator.


Vice President - Ethan Klos, City of Arlington
EthanKlos photoEthan Klos is the Treasurer for the City of Arlington. He has been with the City since Aug 2009. As Treasurer, Ethan is responsible for the Cash management, Debt financing, and Investments of the City’s portfolio. Other responsibilities include managing the banking relationships, credit card acceptance, capital budget, hotel occupancy tax program, and working closely with economic development. Prior to joining the City, Ethan had worked for a number of Fortune 500 companies in their Treasury departments beginning at Dell Computer in 1995. Ethan holds an MBA in Finance from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University – San Marcos) and a BS in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas, Austin.


Treasurer - Wallace (Wally) Waits, DART
Wally Waits photoWally, currently, serves as the Senior Manager of Cash and Debt Administration at the Dallas Area Transit Authority, better known as DART. Wally, previously, served as the Treasurer for the City of West University Place overseeing all treasury related functions including investments, utility billing, and citywide budget. At the City of Dallas, Wally served as the Cash and Debt Manager overseeing continuing disclosure undertakings, preparation of offering documents, and liquidity facility agreements. And prior to Dallas, Wally served as a Treasury Analyst for the City of Arlington overseeing depository contracts, citywide cash handling training, and hotel tax collection. Wally has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, Economics, and General Business from Texas Tech University, and a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Texas.


Immediate Past President - Georgia Sanchez, Texas Water Development Board
Georgia Sanchez photoGeorgia Sanchez joined the Texas Water Development Board in March 2017 as the agency’s Debt Portfolio Manager and Development Fund Manager. She previously served more than 23 years with the City of Austin, Texas in roles including Assistant Treasurer and Investment Officer, where she managed cash, investments, and debt programs, and Corporate Budget Manager overseeing the implementation of the City’s Capital Improvements Plan. She holds a BBA in International Business from The University of Texas at Austin.


Director - Julie Taylor, Town of Flower Mound
Julie Taylor photoJulie Taylor is the Director of Treasury Operations for the Town of Flower Mound and is responsible for managing a $120 million investment portfolio and a $130 million debt program along with overseeing the Utility Billing, Meter Services and Municipal Court operations. Prior to joining the Town of Flower Mound, Julie gained governmental experience with the Oklahoma State Treasury as a staff accountant and the City of Denton as the Senior Utility Accountant. During her 20 years at Flower Mound, she has also been involved in the budget and accounting processes. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a BBA in Accounting and is a certified public accountant.


Director - Vicki Rodriquez, City of Roanoke
Vickie Rodriquez photoVicki is the Director of Fiscal and Administrative Services for the City of Roanoke. She is a local government finance professional with 20+ years of experience in finance administration, strategic financial planning, effective operations management, budget preparation, and comprehensive financial reporting. Broad knowledge in general ledger, financial statements, financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting, project management, cash management, debt management, internal/external reporting and internal auditing. Primary areas of supervision include the Finance department, Municipal Courts, Utility Billing, Marketing and Purchasing. She’s responsible for coordinating, preparing, and producing the annual operating and capital budget process, as well as a multi-year financial plan. In addition, she coordinates the annual audit process with internal staff and external audit team. Vicki holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Texas with a minor in marketing and computer science. She obtained the designation as a Certified Government Finance Officer through GFOAT in 2004.


Director - Heather Hurlbert, City of San Marcos
Heather Hurlbert photoHeather is the Director of Finance for the City of San Marcos. She began her career in the private sector in 1994 and has worked in the life insurance, manufacturing, food and beverage, financial services and public accounting industries. She began her career with the City of San Marcos in 2009 as the Assistant Director of Finance and was promoted to Director in 2013. Her primary areas of supervision at the City include General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cash Management, Purchasing, Financial Reporting, Utility Billing, and Mail Services. She is responsible for coordinating, preparing, and producing the annual operating and capital budget, as well as a multi-year financial plan. Heather holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas San Antonio, the designation as a Certified Government Finance Officer, and is a Certified Public Accountant. She also serves as the President of the Schertz Youth Soccer Alliance and treasurer for Boy Scout Troop 343 in Selma.


Director - Belinda Weaver, City of Austin
Belinda Weaver is the Assistant City Treasurer for the City of Austin where she manages the City’s $3 billion investment portfolio and comprehensive cash management program. Belinda has 10 years of public service with the City of Austin, all of which has concentrated in the City’s Treasury department. Prior to the City of Austin, Belinda was employed with a regional financial institution, where she worked as a bank underwriter. Belinda earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio.


Director (Non-Voting) - Patrick Shinkle, Center for Public Management - University of North Texas
Patrick Shinkle photoPatrick is the Director for the Center for Public Management at the University of North Texas. Prior to joining CPM, he was a Vice President at Southwest Securities, responsible for providing municipal bond underwriting and financial advisory services to public entities in Texas. Patrick has over 20 years experience in public funds management in Texas, including 12 years as Administrator of LOGIC and 5 years as part of the TexPool management team. Patrick has frequently spoken on investment management, disaster recovery planning, computer security awareness, and technology related issues for such organizations as the Dallas Association for Financial Professionals, the Government Treasurers' Organization of Texas, the Texas Association of Counties, and the Texas Association of School Business Officials. He received his undergraduate degree in finance from Texas State University in San Marcos. He received his Master of Business Administration degree and his Master of Science in Information Assurance degree from the University of Dallas, designated as a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) by the National Security Agency (NSA) of the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Homeland Security for the Information Assurance (IA) program. He was selected as one of the Dallas Business Journal's "Business School All-Stars for 2006".