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David Webb - Deer Park ISD. Pasadena, TX, US

David Webb

Chief Financial Officer | Deer Park ISD


Experienced, thought-provoking and dynamic speaker on the history and current status of Texas school finance



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David Webb has served public education since 1987, serving as a Chief Financial Officer since 1994, working for 10 years in La Porte ISD from 1994-2004 and as CFO of Deer Park ISD since March 2004. He has written two books on school finance, published in 2005 and 2008, respectively, that covered the history of Texas school finance, lawsuits and legislative activities impacting public edcuation from the early days in texas history to the near present. He frequently teaches classes on public funds investments and speaks often to various groups - Rotary, Chamber, Real Estate agents, tax collectors and university students.
He is retiring from public education on June 30, 2013 and going to work as First Vice President for George K. Baum and Company, a municipal finance firm.

Industry Expertise (4)



Investment Management

Government Relations

Areas of Expertise (4)


Public Funds Investment

Public Education

School Risk Management

Accomplishments (4)

Think! - Video on School Safety (professional)

Short In-Service video produced for less than $10,000 designed to get employees to think about safety on the job

Certified School Risk Manager (CSRM) (professional)

completed all requirements for the Certified School Risk Manager (CSRM) certification

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (professional)

passed CPA exam / licensed to practice public accounting in Texas

2003 Committment to Excellence Award - TASBO (professional)

Each year, the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) gives an award to one individual that best exemplifies dedication to the profession of school business and leadership in TASBO.

Education (2)

University of Texas at Austin: BBA, Accounting 1981

University Accounting Association, Ex-Students Association Fund-raisers

University of Texas at Austin: BBA Accounting, Accounting, Economics 1981

Affiliations (6)

  • Texas Association of Assessors & Collectors Organization
  • Texas Association of School Business Officials
  • Texas Association of School Boards
  • Texas Education Reform Foundation
  • Harris County Department of Education
  • Region 4 Education Service Center

Event Appearances (3)


TAAO Chapter Meeting / Legal & Legislative Update  La Porte, TX



Webinar - Top 5 Things a Risk Manager Should Know...  online


Keynote Address

TAAO Annual Conference  Houston, Texas


Sample Talks (4)

Debunking Myths in Public Education

45-60 minute discussion of myths and misunderstanding about public education

Elements of a Contract / Purchasing

45-minute workshop / clinic session on the basic elements of a legal contractual relationship and tailoring a generic contract form to suit a school district's particular needs.

Whats Wrong with Public Education Today

synopsis of current issues in public education in Texas, why our legislative approach is wrong, what public ed can change to address the needs of students today, myths and misperceptions about public education, the "sleath" agenda against public education

Top 5 Things a School Risk Manager Should Address in a Budget Crisis

40-minute discussion / webinar presentation on the risks that increase in a budget / economic crisis, some of which are evident and other which might not be.



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training


500 to 2500 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee