Our Boards include local government administrators and elected officials who are accountable to you.
Lone Star Investment Pool is overseen by the Board of Trustees, which is comprised of active members of the Pool and elected by participants for three-year terms. Their work is guided by the Advisory Board, which also includes member representatives as well as an independent advisor.
Each quarter, Board members get together to review the Pool's operations, fine-tune investment policy, analyze audits, or approve contractor agreements. Pool members can rest assured that this dedicated Board — not a distant agency or corporation — is taking a careful and considered approach to every investment decision.
Our Advisory Board is made up of participants from many forms of local government. They meet annually to provide information, input and feedback about members’ needs and Lone Star services. The Advisory Board is also tasked with reviewing and evaluating the performance of the First Public leadership team.
RSM US LLP, a full-service accounting firm located in Austin, conducts an annual audit of the Pool's financial statements.
Robert Westbrook was elected to the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD Board of Trustees in May 2011. He is a graduate of Churchill High School in North East ISD, the United States Military Academy Preparatory School, and Texas State University. He also attended the U.S. Military Academy for his first two years of college. He earned a Master of Business Administration from Webster University.
Professionally, he is a fire chief with the San Antonio Fire Department with certifications as a paramedic, hazardous materials technician, wild-land firefighter, and fire science instructor. Additionally, he has completed the City of San Antonio Leadership Development Program.
In September of 2016, Westbrook was elected to a three-year term on the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Board of Directors, representing TASB Region 20, Position D. He was reelected to another three-year term in 2019.
Keith Bryant is the superintendent of Lubbock-Cooper ISD, where he has served since 2014. Bryant, a Lamesa native and Texas Tech graduate, has also worked as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent of Lamesa ISD and Bullard ISD.
Bryant is a former president of the Texas Association of Midsize Schools (TAMS) and currently serves on the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) Executive Committee as the Legislative Chair. He serves on the UIL Legislative Council, the Fast Growth Schools Coalition Steering Committee, the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and the Lubbock Area United Way Board of Directors. He was named the Texas Association of School Boards Superintendent of the Year in 2019.
Stacey Adrian has worked with Crowley ISD since 2012 and accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer in 2018. Crowley ISD is a major suburban district in Education Service Center Region 11. The district has over 2000 employees and an enrolment of over 16,000 students.
Adrian graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Accounting. Prior to joining Crowley ISD, she worked at White Settlement ISD and Everman ISD. She has worked in school district finance since 2001.
H.D. Chambers is the Alief ISD superintendent. He has dedicated more than four decades to public education in Texas. Previously, Chambers served five years as superintendent at Stafford Municipal School District. He has also taught in the Aldine ISD and served in various administrative roles in the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD.
Chambers serves on numerous boards and received the Friends of Public Schools Ambassador of the Year in 2013, 2014, and 2021; Superintendent of the Year for Region 4, 2014; and the Region 4 Special Honoree Award for 2015. He has also received the Children at Risk Voice for Children Award and the Rhosine Fleming Outstanding Counselor Advocate Award from the Texas School Counselor Association.
Chambers earned his bachelor’s degree from Lamar University, a master’s degree from Sam Houston State University, and his superintendent certification from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Lori Garza has served on the Robstown ISD Board of Trustees since 2014 and is a lifelong resident of the school district. She graduated from Robstown High School in 1995.
She serves full time as the coordinator of public affairs and community relations for Turner Industries. Her professional career spans more than 23 years of experience in accounting, finance, payroll, purchasing and procurement, human resources, and community relations.
She pursued accounting and finance coursework at Del Mar College where she graduated in May 2020 with an associate degree in Business Administration. She is currently enrolled at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to obtain her bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
Tim Harkrider, Ed.D., was named superintendent of Willis ISD in 2013. His career in education spans more than 21 years and includes serving as a principal, teacher, coach, and administrator in the East Texas area, including Grand Prairie ISD.
His leadership has earned him multiple awards. Most recently, he was named the 2019-20 Empowered Superintendent by the K-12 Chief Technology Officer Council for his work to advance meaningful use of technology in classrooms. In 2018, he was named the Region 6 Superintendent of the Year in the Texas Association of School Boards annual award program and was one of five finalists in the state competition.
He holds a Bachelor of Science from Stephen F. Austin State University, a Master of Education in educational leadership and policy studies with principal certification from The University of Texas at Arlington, superintendent certification from Lamar University, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Sam Houston State University.
Aaron Johnson was first elected to the Leander ISD Board of Trustees in May 2011. During his tenure on the board, he has held both the president and vice-president positions.
Johnson earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics at Brigham Young University. He then earned his Juris Doctor at the University of Georgia School of Law and is a member of State Bar of Texas. Since 1999, he has worked at several Austin-area companies, including Dell, Bazaarvoice, and Oracle. He is currently vice-president of sales and marketing for Relationship One, a consulting and services company based in Minneapolis.
Martina Lemond Dixon is the president of the Humble ISD Board of Trustees. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from Auburn University and a master’s degree in education from Louisiana State University, where she studied construction management as a post-baccalaureate student.
Lemond Dixon was elected to the school board in 2017 and reelected in 2021. She is one of three officers on the Harris County Appraisal District’s Board of Directors (HCAD), which includes the city of Houston, encompasses 1.8 million parcels across all of Harris County, and is the largest assessment jurisdiction in the United States that appraises all property at full market value every year.
Henry LeVrier of Brownsville has served on the South Texas ISD Board of Directors since 2005, a tenure that has included a term as secretary and his current term as vice-president. He brings more than 43 years of experience in school district finance and a long history of civic involvement to his role on the Lone Star Investment Pool Board of Trustees.
LeVrier began his career in education in 1975 as an accountant at Brownsville ISD, where he held roles of increasing responsibility, including area business administrator in which he served 13 years. In 2001, he took a position at Point Isabel ISD, where he served as deputy superintendent for 17 years, until his retirement in 2018.
LeVrier earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&I University and a master’s in business administration from Pan American University at Brownsville. On top of his master’s degree, he also completed an additional 30 hours in accounting at the university, as well as 48 hours of instructional leadership training through Brownsville ISD. LeVrier also participated in civic education through Brownsville Leadership Class VII from 1991–1992.
Charles Stafford is a senior member of the Denton ISD Board of Trustees. He served on the board from 1988 to 1994 and returned in May 2004, serving consecutive terms since then. During those terms, his fellow trustees elected him as board president four times.
Although a Lubbock native, Stafford has lived within the Denton ISD boundaries for more than 35 years and works professionally as a real estate agent and developer in the North Texas area.
His experience includes 10 years in the Texas House of Representatives, where he worked for three speakers of the House and directed a committee staff. He has since used that experience in Denton ISD’s attempts to deal with school finance and governance issues.
Stafford served on the board of the Texas Association of School Boards for 12 years, including service as president. As a committed volunteer, he participates in fundraising activities for the Boy Scouts of America and the Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County.
Dan Troxell is the executive director of the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). He has more than 30 years of experience as a public school leader and was named the TASB Superintendent of the Year in 2008.
Troxell began his career in public education in 1987 as a middle school social studies teacher at Round Rock ISD. He quickly moved on to administrative roles, serving as assistant principal and grade-level principal at Round Rock ISD, principal at Allen ISD, principal and assistant superintendent at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, and superintendent at both Kerrville ISD and Leander ISD.
Holding a doctorate in education administration from The University of Texas at Austin, Troxell has taught university-level courses as an adjunct professor and authored several journal articles, including an article on multicultural competencies and one on board president-superintendent collaboration.
At TASB, Troxell is responsible for advancing the association’s mission of promoting educational excellence for Texas schoolchildren through advocacy, visionary leadership, and high-quality services to school districts.
Martha I. Aguirre has more than 25 years of school business experience with a career that began as an entry-level campus clerk and progressed with her holding various roles of increasing responsibility within the school business office.
She currently serves as the executive director of the Budget and External Financial Management Office for El Paso ISD. She previously worked as the executive director of financial services for Canutillo ISD. She earned her MBA in human resources management from the University of Phoenix where she also earned a bachelor’s degree in business/accounting. She is a Registered Texas School Business Administrator.
Aguirre is also an active member of the Texas Association of School Business Officials, including the TASBO El Paso Area Affiliate Chapter, and a board member for the El Paso del Norte Children’s Development Center.
Daniel Schaefer joined Klein ISD as its chief financial officer in 2018. He previously served as the chief finance and governmental affairs officer for Brazosport ISD. He has more than 20 years of experience in public accounting and finance with more than half of those years serving public school districts.
He is a certified public accountant and graduated with a bachelor of business administration in accounting from Schreiner University.
Hollie Fregia is the Chief Financial Officer for Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD. Following her 2001 graduation from Lamar University she went to work in the audit division for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Houston, Texas. In 2002 she returned to Beaumont, Texas, to work for a local accounting firm in both tax and audit.
In 2004 she started her career at LCM CISD as the district’s accountant and earned her Master’s degree in School Business Management from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2010. She has participated in the TASBO Emerging Leaders program and served as the 2016-2018 President for the Southeast TASBO local chapter.
She is currently working to obtain her Ed.D. from Baylor University specializing in Educational Leadership and Change.
Robert Galindo has served as the finance director for the city of Alamo Heights since June 2015 and has more than three decades of experience in municipal government.
In his current role, he is responsible for overseeing the city’s financial management, developing policies for sound financial management, complying with legislation, coordinating the annual budget, and ensuring the audit is completed. He earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s University and his Master of Business Administration from Our Lady of the Lake University.
He is an active member of the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas.
Kelly Penny is a Registered Texas School Business Administrator with more than 23 years of public-school finance experience, working for three districts, most recently Coppell ISD, from which she retired in 2018 as the chief financial officer.
Her school finance expertise is extensive and varied. She led districts of varying sizes through bond elections, tax-rate ratification elections, software conversions, and multiple credit-rating upgrades.
Penny has served as a board member of the Lone Star Investment Pool, a board member and president of the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO), and as president of the DFW TASBO Affiliate. She also served as a board member of Cypress Waters Tax Increment Financing District (City of Dallas) and of Mobility Credit Union.
She is a cum laude graduate from the University of Texas at Dallas and holds a bachelor’s degree in business (accounting) and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas A&M at Commerce.
Penny is the recipient of TASBO’s Commitment to Excellence Award and the Association of School Business Officials International’s Eagle Award. With a strong compassion for animals, she serves as a Board member, volunteer, and foster for DFW Rescue Me, an all-volunteer mixed-breed dog rescue. She is married to David Tiffin, enjoys playing tennis, and spending time with her grandson and two dogs, Gus and Davey.
Randall Rau joined Hays ISD in 2019 as its chief financial officer. His career in finance and business management spans more than 30 years and includes experience in budgeting, purchasing, payroll, inventory, risk management, accounting, and auditing.
Previously, he served as the chief financial officer for Wimberley ISD, where he worked since 2001. Additional school district experience includes work at Madisonville CISD and Austin ISD. He also worked as director of accounting at the State Bar of Texas and has been a staff accountant for two private auditing firms.
Rau holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Houston-Victoria and is a certified public accountant. He is a past president of the Capital Area Texas Association of School Business Officials and a former board member of the Central Texas Purchasing Alliance.