April 15, 2014
Dobie Williams Dobie Williams is the new Granbury ISD assistant superintendent for finance and operations following the official appointment by the Board of Trustees on April 14, 2014.
In this role, Williams will be the district’s chief financial officer and will also oversee departments for athletics/community education, facilities/maintenance, support services, and transportation.  He will begin working in Granbury on May 5.

“I am excited to have Dobie Williams join the GISD family. He comes highly recommended by his colleagues and peers, is excited to be coming to Granbury, and I look forward to having him as part of our team,” said Largent. “He has a background in the private financial sector, has been a business owner, and, since 2002, has dedicated his career to education. I know he will be a great addition to GISD.”

Williams is currently working in a similar role for the Clyde Consolidated ISD, where he has served since 2005. He began his school business career in 2002 for the Colorado City school district as the business manager and chief financial officer. Prior to making the transition to school finance, Williams owned and operated a family business in Colorado City. He also spent ten years in the financial industry working for a savings and loan, a bank, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). While in the finance industry, he served in various capacities including real estate development officer, commercial and real estate loan officer, and loan department manager as well as serving as a real estate specialist and an environmental coordinator for the FDIC.

Williams holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Angelo State University and a Master’s degree from Texas A&M University Commerce. He is a member of the Texas Association of School Business Officials and earned the Registered Texas School Business Administrator (RTSBA) designation. He and his wife, Michele, have two daughters, Bradee and Kenadee. 

“This is not a new position since Mr. Williams is replacing our outgoing executive director of finance,” commented Largent. “Given the importance of our bond program over the next few years and ongoing school finance issues, I felt that was essential to elevate this position to the assistant superintendent level. This will help our departments operate more efficiently on behalf of students, parents, and the community.”

As part of the district reorganization, current assistant superintendent Carol Howard will become the assistant superintendent for administrative services and will continue to oversee instructional departments including career and technical education, curriculum, special education, and technology. The human resources director and public information officer will continue to report directly to the superintendent.