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Donna K. Lawrence receives TTARA’s 2020 Del Threadgill Award
Donna K. Lawrence, property tax manager for Denbury Resources, was awarded the Del Threadgill Distinguished Tax Professional Award by the Texas Taxpayers and Research Association (TTARA) at its 2020 Annual Meeting.
Presented annually since 2011, the Threadgill Award is TTARA’s top honor and recognizes the achievements of an employee whose work directly impacts his or her company’s tax liability. The award honors the late Delmer Ray Threadgill, former chairman of TTARA and vice president and director of tax services at J.C. Penney Company.
“Donna Lawrence exemplifies the very best of the tax profession, providing invaluable counsel over the years to her employers as well as to a number of trade associations to which she belongs,” said TTARA President Dale Craymer. “An active member of TTARA, Donna has been a constant participant at our Legislative and Property Tax meetings, as well as the Annual Meetings, providing valuable input by drawing from her vast years of experience within the property tax industry.”
Lawrence manages all functions of the property tax process, including legislative support, in her role at Denbury Resources. Prior to joining Denbury, Lawrence was a senior property tax consultant for ConocoPhillips and an ad valorem tax advisor for Burlington Resources. She is a graduate of The University of Texas with a BBA in Petroleum Land Management.
An active participant in industry and trade associations in several states, Lawrence provides input on drafting legislation and agency rule making regarding property tax matters. She has served on numerous committees of the associations to which she belongs. In 2020, Lawrence was appointed by the governor of Wyoming as a board member on the newly created Wyoming Energy Authority. She also partners with local jurisdictions to ensure budgets and tax rates are set at appropriate levels, and she has been named an advisor to the Local Jurisdictions Committee within the Texas Oil & Gas Association.
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The Texas Taxpayers and Research Association (TTARA) is a non-profit, non-partisan membership-supported organization of businesses and individuals interested in state and local fiscal policies in Texas and the way those policies impact our economy.