Key Contacts by Service Area

Find information specific to a program or service by calling the phone numbers below or e-mailing the listed contact.

Service Area Key Contact(s)
Area School Board Associations
Providing information on regional school board groups in Texas
Tami Nagar
800.580.8272, x2463
Board Consultation
Assisting school boards based on their specific needs
Phil Gore
800.580.8272, x2450
Board Officer Resources
Offering training and resources for school board leaders 
David Koempel
800.580.8272, x2459
Board Training
Providing training for boards and superintendents to ensure district success
Phil Gore
800.580.8272, x2450
BoardBook®
Providing paperless meeting agenda and board packet preparation
Tim Curtis
888.587.2665, x3607
Business/Education Forum
Bringing Texas business and education leaders together as partners for student success
Karen Strong
800.580.8272, x3547
Business Recognition Program
Assisting districts in recognizing businesses and community organizations that provide support
Theresa Gage-Dieringer
800.580.8272, x3564
Business Services Sales and Marketing
Representing BuyBoard®, Special Education Solutions, Facility Services, and First Public® (including the Lone Star Investment Pool)
Jason Turner
800.580.8272, x2471
BuyBoard®
Helping local governments save money by combining their purchasing power
Steve Fisher
800.695.2919, x7153
Candidate Information
Offering resources for anyone considering running for a school board seat
David Koempel
800.580.8272, x2459
CEC Mobile
Making reporting of continuing education credits fast and easy through a web-based application
Marla Gilliland
800.580.8272, x2453

Jackie Hightower
800.580.8272, x2454
Community Engagement Resources
Supporting district efforts to connect with stakeholders through surveys
Marie Jones
800.580.8272, x3555
Continuing Education Credit Reporting Service (CECRS)
Allowing superintendents and boards to view and track board training credits
Marla Gilliland
800.580.8272, x2453

Jackie Hightower
800.580.8272, x2454
Convention
Providing leadership teams with training unique to their roles in the state’s public school system at this annual event, conducted jointly with the Texas Association of School Administrators
Jackie Clark Spencer
800.580.8272, x3549
Delegate Assembly
Bringing delegates together to forge a shared vision for the Association
Lysa Hoelscher
800.580.8272, x2976
Energy Services
Providing energy efficiency audits and upgrades and a co-op for purchasing electricity and fuel at fixed rates
Jason Turner
800.580.8272, x2471
Executive Search Services
Helping boards navigate the process of finding new superintendents
Butch Felkner
800.580.8272, x3561
Facility Services
Offering professional services and training to help districts manage their facilities
Jeff Clemmons
800.580.8272, x2850
Field Services Representatives
Promoting TASB programs and services to school districts
Mike Rains
800.580.8272, x3584
First Public®
Providing investment and insurance options for school districts and other local governments
Marketing and Sales
Nathan Smith 
800.558.8875, x3509

Cole Hentschel 
800.558.8875, x3593

Operations
Trent Toon 
800.558.8875, x3695
Goal-Setting and Planning Services
Helping districts assess and update district improvement plans
Phil Gore
800.580.8272, x2450

David Koempel
800.580.8272, x2459
Governmental Relations
Monitoring legislative activity and representing school boards when legislation affects them
Dax Gonzalez
800.580.4885, x1088
Grassroots Process
Developing TASB’s Advocacy Agenda and electing representatives for TASB’s Advisory Council
Dax Gonzalez
800.580.4885, x1088
HR Services
Supporting human resource leadership in public schools
HR Services and Compensation Services
Amy Campbell 
800.580.7782, x2401

DataCentral
Troy Bryant 
800.580.7782, x2417

Membership/Online Access
Kathie Randolph 
800.580.7782, x2410

Staffing Review Services
Zach Hobbs
800.580.7782, x2879

Training
April Mabry 
800.580.7782, x2403
Invoices TASB
Gayla Lantzsch
800.580.8272, x3534 or
FinanceAR@tasb.org​

TASB Legal Assistance Fund
Annette Moseley
800.580.8272, x2909

TASB Risk Management Fund
Georgina Tims
800.482.7276, x2867
Leadership TASB
Providing opportunities for school trustees to form networks and influence state and national policy and governance
Bill Rutherford
800.580.8272, x2460
Leadership Team Services
Enhancing effectiveness of district leadership teams through training, consulting services, conferences and events, and information resources
Phil Gore
800.580.8272, x2450
Legal Services
Providing legal resources to keep district leaders up to date on developments affecting Texas public schools
Legal Questions
800.580.5345, x6320

TASB Legal Assistance Fund and Training
Joy Baskin 
800.580.5345, x3681

Texas Council of School Attorneys
Annette Moseley 
800.580.5345, x2909
Lone Star Investment Pool
Making fund management easy for district leaders
Marketing and Sales
Nathan Smith 
800.558.8875, x3509

Cole Hentschel 
800.558.8875, x3593

Operations
Trent Toon 
800.558.8875, x3695
Membership Information
Providing customer service to members and any district seeking or renewing membership
Anisa Pope
800.580.8272, x2907

Michael Pennant
800.580.8272, x1074
myTASB
Providing a secure portal that allows members to access information from TASB service areas
Anisa Pope
800.580.8272, x2907

Michael Pennant
800.580.8272, x1074
Online Learning Center
Providing online professional development for school trustees
Renee LeClaire
800.580.8272, x2455
Parliamentary Procedure
Understanding the rules that govern board meetings
David Koempel
800.580.8272, x2459
Planning and Research
Offering research, planning, and program evaluation for TASB and its members
Marie Jones
800.580.8272, x3555
Policy Service
Helping school leadership teams develop and maintain district policies
General Inquiries
Gail Jackson 
800.580.7529, x3640

Policy On Line®
Travis Damron 
800.580.7529, x 3650
Printing Services
Offering high-quality printed products at competitive prices
Cathy Catlett
800.580.8272, x3661

Eddie Fitzgerald
800.580.8272, x7119
Public Information
Providing assistance to media and community members interested in the board’s role in public education and sharing information to help support public schools
Barbara Williams
800.580.8272, x2933
Publication Sales
Selling books, videos, posters, and other items of interest to school districts and school leaders
Christina Velasquez
800.580.8272, x1068

Alex Nagar
800.580.8272, x3613
Purchasing Cooperative
Helping local governments save money by combining their purchasing power
Steve Fisher
800.695.2919, x7153
Risk Management Services
Providing comprehensive risk solutions for Texas school districts
Dubravka Romano
800.482.7276, x3510 | 512.467.3510

Auto, Liability, and Property Claims
Troy Winslow 
800.482.7276, x2476 | 512.467.2476

Financial Operations
Brent Balke 
800.482.7276, x3525 | 512.467.3525

Legal and Regulatory Affairs
Paul Taylor 
800.482.7276, x3663 | 512.467.3663

Member Support Services
Dawn McMurtrey 
800.482.7276, x2861 | 512.505.2861

Risk Management Member Solutions
Clem Zabalza 
800.482.7276, x2833 | 512.505.2833

Strategic Initiatives and Operations Support
Mary Barrett 
800.482.7276, x2828 | 512.505.2828

Systems Support
Rick Honeycutt 
800.482.7276, x3627 | 512.467.3627

Underwriting and Marketing
June Kissinger 
800.482.7276, x3545 | 512.467.3545

Workers’ Compensation Claims
Hiawatha Franks 
800.482.7276, x3615 | 512.467.3615
School Board Advocacy Network
Helping school board members become involved in the legislative process
Dax Gonzalez
800.580.4885, x1088
School Finance
Offering expert answers on school funding issues
Dominic Giarratani
800.580.4885, x1087
Special Education Solutions
Helping schools bill Medicaid-eligible services under the School Health and Related Services program
Mark Wey
888.630.6606, x3692
Spring Workshops
Offering training in locations around Texas
Tami Nagar
800.580.8272, x2463
Stand Up for Texas Public Schools
Providing an online source of information for Texans who want to support public schools
standup4txpublicschools.org
Theresa Gage-Dieringer
800.580.8272, x3564
Summer Leadership Institute
Meeting the training needs of school board members through a flagship training conference
Kathy Dundee
800.580.8272, x2462
Superintendent Evaluation
Helping school boards measure the work and results achieved by superintendents
Phil Gore
800.580.8272, x2450
Superintendent Search Services
Helping boards navigate the process of finding new superintendents
Butch Felkner
800.580.8272, x3561
TASB Benefits Cooperative
Providing districts and employees with a variety of insurance benefits
Marketing and Sales
Nathan Smith 
800.558.8875, x3509

Cole Hentschel 
800.558.8875, x3593

Operations
Trent Toon 
800.558.8875, x3695
TASB Board and Management Services
Supporting the work of the TASB Board of Directors
Kelly Panfilli
800.580.8272, x2800
TASB Energy Cooperative
Helping districts secure fixed electricity and fuel rates
Jason Turner
800.580.8272, x2471
TASB Institute for School Trustee Development (TASB ISD)
Offering basic training sessions for new school trustees
Kay Douglas
800.580.8272, x2456
TASB Store
Selling books, videos, posters, and other items of interest to school districts and school leaders
Christina Velasquez
800.580.8272, x1068

Alex Nagar
800.580.8272, x3613
TASB Talks Podcast
Interviewing Texas education experts on advocacy, governance, and other education-related topics
Stephanie Butler
800.580.8272, x3688
Team Building
Helping school boards learn to work together to improve their effectiveness
Orin Moore
800.580.8272, x2458
Texas Lone Star Magazine
Providing timely information on policy and governance, legislative developments, and other education news
Roger White
800.580.8272, x2419
The Star E-Newsletter
Keeping school board members informed with a monthly newsletter
Denise Schulz
800.580.8272, x2948
University Partnership Initiative
Working with education administration programs at Texas public universities to reach out to aspiring school administrators
Phil Gore
800.580.8272, x2450
Winter Governance and Legal Seminar
Offering focused training for new and experienced board members
Kathy Dundee
800.580.8272, x2462

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