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Betty Wranischar

Ms. Wranischar is TTARA’s Office Manager. She has primary responsibility for all facets of office administration, including: accounting, personnel matters, meeting arrangements, and member relations. She is a graduate of Texas State University-San Marcos with a B.S. in education.

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Angela Dowell

Ms. Dowell leads TTARA’s membership and retention strategies, as well as marketing initiatives.  Previously she was the Meetings and Events Manager for the Hospitality Financial Technology Professionals where she worked for five years in program management, marketing and served as the lead staff liaison for their North American and Middle East education program. She has also worked for the Texas Association of Counties as their judicial project coordinator, where she co-managed their education programs for the Texas County Judges. She also worked for Texas Water Utilities Association for 15 years in a variety of endeavors. She is a member of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), and the Texas Society of Association Executives (TSAE). She is attending Huston Tillotson University in Austin, where she is majoring in Business Administration.

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Ryan Ash

For over a decade, Mr. Ash has had primary responsibility for facilitating the dissemination of information to our membership, policymakers and the general public. In doing so, he maintains the TTARA website, manages the daily news service, organizes and oversees arrangements and fundraising for special events, manages a complex legislative bill tracking system and readies reports and presentations for release or publication. He graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration.

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Carl Walker

Mr. Walker leads TTARA’s work on property tax. Previously, he served as the Property Tax Manager for Anadarko Petroleum Corp., where he worked for over 15 years. During his time at Anadarko he served in various roles prior to his manager position. He has experience in property tax appraisal, compliance, and tax policy review, including reviews of local jurisdiction tax rates and budgets. Mr. Walker has prior experience in severance tax and state & local income/franchise tax. He is a certified public accountant and received his BBA in Accounting, Finance, and Real Estate from Baylor University.

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Sheryl Pace

Ms. Pace leads TTARA’s activities related to public school education, with particular emphasis on school finance and its relationship to local property taxes. With over 30 years experience as a policy researcher and analyst, she is recognized as one of the business sector’s leading authorities on school finance and is frequently called on to advise public officials and citizen groups. Ms. Pace attended the University of Texas at Austin where she majored in Business Administration. She is the author of An Introduction to School Finance in Texas, winner of the prestigious Governmental Research Association’s award for Most Effective Education.

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