With a successful career in technology startups and senior management in the cellular industry, Brent brings extensive experience in business including knowledge of international markets. He also has over 15 years’ experience in the classroom, having left the business world for a second career in education. He is currently PTAA Texas Board Chairman.
Harley Finnell is the CEO of Oldham Lumber if Dallas, with over 40 years of Business Experience. Harley is also the school board President of a K-12 grade private school, having experience in running a successful school. He is a contributing member of the community with passion for seeing students achieve their goals.
Brian Hogan is the owner and CEO of Furniture One, currently with five locations in the Dallas area. Brian and his company participate in community projects such as furnishing over 300 apartments in assistance to Hurricane Katrina victims. He also partners with Lifenet, a homeless alliance and family gateway for those in need, furnishing homes for people with disabilities, for battered women, and those with health issues.
Victoria White is a Practice Group Specialist with Ice Miller’s Municipal Finance Practice. She assists the practice with day-to-day operations and manages strategic relationships. Prior to joining Ice Miller, Mrs. White served as chief operating officer of the School Improvement Partnership where she worked directly with charter school management to meet continuing disclosure obligations after issuing municipal bonds according to Rule 15c2-12 and agreed-upon disclosure agreements. She employed strategic relationships with bond trustees, underwriters and institutional investors as well as other industry professionals assisting the firm in obtaining new clients. Mrs. White also managed organization financials, updated and tracked the pipeline of clients and provided insight and guidance on firm growth.
Mrs. White formerly served as Vice President and junior banker at BB&T Capital Markets/BB&T Securities. She was the direct senior credit analyst for all charter school investment bankers and sourced and executed charter school transactions. She led the execution of transactions from engagement through closing. Mrs. White maintained close interaction with all members of the working group: bond counsel, bank counsel, underwriter’s counsel, the bank, the trustee or paying agent, the dissemination agent, the borrower, the conduit issuer and their counsel. She also managed regular client interaction in order to facilitate and maintain positive account management.
Vicki is not licensed to practice law in any state and does not provide legal services.
Dr. Maley is a Director of Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy for Australian National University (ANU Australia). He is an Advisory Board member of the Liechtenstein Institute at Princeton University. He is also a Barrister of the High Court of Australia, Vice-President of the Refugee Council of Australia, and a member of the Australian Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Global Responsibility to Protect. He has over 100 books and publication to his name, is multilingual and has successfully run a Foreign exchange student program for 20 years from over 15 countries. PTAA board will use his expertise to run Language and Foreign exchange programs.
Ms. Albright has 25 year in Education as Principal and teacher of a successful private school. She will assist the main board in curriculum selection and classroom methodologies.
Dr. Sasley is an Associate Professor of Political Science at UT Arlington. He will assist the main board in college credit programs for PTAA high school students. PTAA currently has an MOU signed with UT Arlington that allows PTAA students, upon charter approval, to take college courses for credit.
Dr. Rivera is an ER doctor at Medical Center McKinney. He will assist the main board with STEM curriculum choices.
Dr. Zamanian is a CPA who will assist the main board with financial questions. Mr. Zamanian also has his Doctorate in Education.
Mr. Hoffer and his law firm are General Counsel to PTAA. His firm provides legal services to the majority of Texas’ best and highest performing charter schools.
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