Board of Directors

  • Heather Hurlbert's picture

    President - Heather Hurlbert,

    City of Corpus Christi

    Heather is the Director of Finance & Business Analysis for the City of Corpus Christi. 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. Prior to joining the City of Corpus Christi she spent 11 years with the City of San Marcos, first as the Assistant Director of Finance and then Director/CFO. Her primary areas of supervision at the City include General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cash Management, Grant Management, Purchasing, Financial Reporting, Debt Management, Economic Development and Business Coordination, and Print Shop. 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.

  • Belinda Weaver's picture

    President-Elect - Belinda Weaver,

    City of Austin

    Belinda Weaver is the Treasurer for the City of Austin where she manages the City’s comprehensive cash, debt, and investment programs. Belinda has over 14 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 an underwriter. Belinda earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

  • Amy Anderson's picture

    Treasurer - Amy Anderson,

    City of Plano

    Amy Anderson is the Treasurer for the City of Plano and is responsible for the City’s investment portfolio, banking services, credit card processing, cash management, and various other functions. Prior to the 11 years with the City, Amy worked for Town North Bank working in Card Services and Accounting. These roles concentrated on customer service, general ledger administration, fixed assets, budget, and financial reporting. Amy holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance from Texas Teach University and is a Certified Public Funds Investment Manager. Amy is a Board member of both GTOT and the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada (APTUS&C).

  • Reagan Grimes's picture

    Secretary - Reagan Grimes,

    Travis County

    Reagan Grimes is the Investment Manager for Travis County. He has been with the County for 10 years. As Investment Manager he is responsible primarily for the management of the County’s cash and investment portfolios. Prior to joining the County, Reagan worked in the retail investment and banking/credit union industries. Reagan holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University.

  • Ethan Klos's picture

    Immediate Past President - Ethan Klos,

    City of Arlington

    Ethan 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.

  • Vicki Rodriquez's picture

    Director - Vicki Rodriquez,

    City of Roanoke

    Vicki is a local government finance professional with 28+ years’ experience in finance administration, human resource administration, benefits 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, procurement, policy administration, and benefits administration. Oversees Finance Administration, Budget, Purchasing, Human Resources, Municipal Court, Utility Billing Customer Service, Special Events/Marketing, and Information Services. Responsible for coordinating, preparing, and producing the annual operating and capital budget, as well as a multi-year financial plan. In addition, she coordinates the annual audit process with internal staff and external audit team. Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Texas Certified Government Finance Officer through GFOAT Serves on Board of Directors for the Government Treasurer’s Organization of Texas

  • Diana Ayala's picture

    Director - Diana Ayala,

    City of Euless

    Diana is the Budget Treasury Manager for the City of Euless. She has been with the City of Euless for 21 years where she started her local government profession and has excelled through the years. She began as an Accountant, moved up to Senior Accountant within 3 years and later became the Budget/Treasury Manager, which she currently now holds. She has broad knowledge in accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, general ledger, cash management, operations budgeting, personnel budgeting, and treasury management, where she is currently responsible for managing a $130 million investment portfolio. Her primary area of supervision is payroll. In addition to preparing the budget, she assists in preparing the comprehensive annual financial report. Diana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Texas A & I University in Kingsville, now part of the Texas A & M system. She is a certified Public Funds Investment Officer and member of the American Payroll Association.

  • Rhonda Daugherty's picture

    Director - Rhonda Daugherty,

    City of Cleburne

    Rhonda is the Director of Finance/CFO for the City of Cleburne. She has over 25 years of experience in multiple areas of government finance administration including utility billing and customer service, municipal court administration, budget preparation, treasury and debt management, operations management, financial reporting and financial policy development. Rhonda holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Houston – Clear Lake and a Master of Public Service and Administration from Texas A&M University – Bush School of Government and Public Service. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Government Finance Officer and a Certified Public Manager. She has served in various committee positions for the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas and a board member of the Gulf Coast Government Finance Officers Association. Rhonda is married with four grown children, their significant others and two adorable grandchildren.

  • Dwight Burns's picture

    Director - Dwight Burns,

    Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority

    Mr. Burns joined DART in 2015 and has over 20 years of wide-ranging experience in public finance. As treasurer, he serves as director of investment fund management, debt administration, and grant management for the agency. Previously, he worked as a municipal bond investment banker and financial advisor for several major Texas governmental entities. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Burns served as executive director of the Texas Public Finance Authority (TPFA), helping to represent the State of Texas with Wall Street capital markets. He led the issuance of over $2 billion in bonds to finance capital needs and other programs for 23 state agencies. As director of TPFA, he was also responsible for managing bond proceeds, making debt service payments, and monitoring compliance for over $4 billion in state debt. Prior to his service at TPFA, Mr. Burns worked for over eight years as a vice president/senior analyst with Moody’s Investors Service. As a public finance bond analyst, he led the issuance of credit ratings for several large muni bond issuers, including Houston, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, Oklahoma City, etc. In addition to his public finance work, Mr. Burns also served as a policy advisor with the Austin City Council and as an analyst for the Texas Senate Research Center. Mr. Burns is a sixth-generation Texas native, with a B.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas’ LBJ School.

  • Patrick Shinkle's picture

    Director (Non-Voting) - Patrick Shinkle,

    UNT Center for Public Management

    Patrick 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".