Art is the Chief Financial Officer at Slaton ISD. Art began his school career at Midland ISD in 1983 and was appointed CFO in 1995. In 2003 he was appointed CFO at Lubbock ISD where he retired in 2011. After retirement he has remained active with several school districts as a CFO or consultant. Those include Slaton ISD, Crane ISD, Ector County ISD, El Paso ISD , Plainview ISD and Culberson County-Allamoore ISD.
Art holds a BBA in Accounting and an MBA in Management. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Art has served on the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) for 7 years and served as its president in 2008-09. He also serves on the TASBO Governmental Relations Committee and has served on the TASBO Audit Committee and TASBO Risk Management Committee. He has served on the board of Loan Star Investment Pool for 3 years and currently serves on the advisory board of the Texas Class – Texas Cooperative Liquid Assets Securities System.
Art served for 4 years in the United States Navy. He has served as President and Vice President of the Permian Basin Chapter of TASBO. He has served on the United Way of Lubbock Finance Committee, the Water Appeals Board for the City of Lubbock and the Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Board for the City of Lubbock.
Art is married to his wife, Jeannie, and has 4 daughters.