The members of the Advisory Board are experienced local government officials elected by TexasTERM’s investors. Members of the Advisory Board are:
Wes Eversole, President
Mr. Eversole has over 30 years’ experience in public school finance and currently serves as the Deputy Superintendent and the Chief Financial Officer for the Lake Dallas Independent School District (ISD). Wes has been employed with Lake Dallas ISD since 1991. His experience includes all aspects of financial management and district operations. He is a Certified Texas School Business Official.
Wes is a member of the Association of School Business Officials, Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO), the Texas Association of School Boards and the Government Treasurers’ Organization of Texas (GTOT). He has served the Governmental Treasurers’ organization as board member and President. He has also served as board member and President of the DFW TASBO Affiliate Board of Directors. Wes currently serves as President of the TexasTERM Local Government Investment Pool’s Advisory Board, is the Board President of the Region XI Benefit Co-op Board, the Treasurer of the Texas Association of Federally Impacted Schools and a Board member of the Texas Association of School Board's risk management fund. Wes is a graduate of Southwest Texas State University at San Marcos with a BBA in accounting.
|Deborah Laudermilk, Secretary|
Investment Officer, Travis County
314 W. 11th St., Suite 540
Austin, TX 78701
Term Expires October 2020
|Chief Investment Officer for Travis County since 2010, Debbie has held various financial and investment positions for both public and corporate entities. Previously, was responsible for investor relations at Active Power, Golfsmith, SigmaTel and Silicon Labs. From 1998-2000 worked in Temple-Inland's Treasury Department and managed cash and investments and capital financings. She began her investment career at Teacher Retirement System of Texas; initially as an equity analyst and then portfolio manager/investment officer over an 18 year period. Education: BBA in International Business and Finance at University of Texas and MBA in Management from St. Edwards University.|
|Susan Morgan, CPA, Treasurer|
Chief Financial Officer, City of Round Rock
221 E. Main Street
Round Rock, TX 78664
Term Expires October 2020
|Ms. Morgan has over 25 years' experience in government and finance 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 the City of Round Rock in February 2015, she had served as Finance Director for the City of
Georgetown since 2011. Before returning to the local government side, Susan spent several years as Senior Financial Analyst for HDR Engineering, Inc., performing business and financial consulting to cities and districts. Her other government
experience includes a previous term as Finance Director for Georgetown, Chief Financial Officer for the Brazos River Authority and Finance Director for the Texas Water Development Board.|
Susan is a Certified Public Accountant with a BBA in Accounting from Texas Tech University. Her professional affiliations include service as a TexasTERM Advisory Board Member from 2001 to 2008. She is also an active member of GFOAT where she has served in various leadership and board roles, and currently serves as co-chair of the GFOAT Program Development Committee.
|Elaine Cogburn |
Participant Board Member
Chief Financial Officer,
Leander Independent School District
204 W South Street
Leander, TX 78641
Term Expires October 2021
|Ms. Cogburn started her career in public school finance in Lubbock ISD in 1995 and currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the Leander Independent School District (ISD). Elaine has served in eight school districts across Texas including Frenship ISD, Dallas ISD, Dripping Springs ISD and most recently Plano ISD. Elaine joined Leander ISD in November of 2019. This experience across the state has included all aspects of financial management and district operations. Ms. Cogburn is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas and a Registered Texas School Business Administrator. She is also licensed by the Texas Department of Insurance as a general lines agent.|
Elaine is a member of the Association of School Business Officials, Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) and the Government Finance Officers Association. Elaine currently serves as a board member with the Texas Association of School Business Officials and has served as President of the DFW and Capital Area TASBO Affiliates. Elaine is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a BBA and MSA in accounting. Elaine has a grown daughter who lives and works in Houston as a Senior Registered Sales Associate in private wealth management.
|Leandro G. Garcia, CPA, Participant Board Member|
Chief Financial Officer, Brownsville PUB
P.O. Box 3270
Brownsville, TX 78523
Term Expires October 2021
|Mr. Garcia joined the Brownsville PUB as Chief Financial Officer in June 2005 and has over 39 years of experience in public finance. Prior to joining the Advisory Board, he held various accounting and financial management positions with Austin Energy and the Austin Water Utility in Austin, TX. He also served as a Financial Consultant with Public Financial Management, Inc. assisting municipalities and other governmental entities with bond issues. Leandro is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.|
Margie Grimes, CPA, Participant Board Member
|Ms. Grimes is the Chief Financial Officer for Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District and has over 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors, including accounting and management consulting services, local municipalities
and public education. She has previously served as District Treasurer for North East Independent School District, Assistant Director of Finance for the City of Baytown, Director of Financial Services Operations for Humble Independent School
District and as Director of Finance for La Porte Independent School District.|
Margie has a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Houston - CLC and holds several professional certifications including: Registered Texas Assessor/Collector (RTA), Registered Texas School Business Administrator (RTSBA), and Certified Public Funds Investment Manager (CPFIM).
Edward B. Peacock, CPA, CGFO, Non-Participant Board Member
Mr. Peacock began his public sector employment in 1986 as an intern with the City of Grand Prairie. After graduation from UT Arlington in 1988, Eddie progressed in accounting and financial management positions for the cities of Grand Prairie, Keller, DeSoto and Flower Mound. Working as a consultant to local governments since 2002, Eddie provides interim financial management support, training and continuity to local governments. Eddie works with cities in establishing financial management strategic plans, operating and capital budget policies, investment policies and cash management programs, accounting, and other administrative financial policies. Eddie also specializes in initiating and completing annual financial reporting and budget publications for submission to GFOA awards programs including the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting and Distinguished Budget Awards.
Eddie is a graduate of University of Texas at Arlington with a BBA in Accounting. Professional Certifications: CPA, Texas, Certified Governmental Finance Officer Professional.
Organizations: Texas Society of CPA’s, GFOA, GFOAT. GFOA service includes Special Review Committee (CAFR Reviewer) GFOAT Service includes serving on the Financial Reporting and Regulatory Response Committee.
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