Degrees and Certifications:
Jesus Amezcua, Ph.D.
Dr. Amezcua serves in the capacity of Interim Chief Financial Officer. He has also worked as the Harris County Department of Education’s Assistant Superintendent for Business Services since 2008 and oversees the financial management, investment management, debt management, procurement, compliance, tax collections, and school’s finance council. Under his leadership, the Department secured over $8 million in Quality Zone (QZAB) credit contracts and over $5.8 million in E-RATE technology funding, and recently the 2016 Bond series for the construction of the AB West new campus for $7 million.
Dr. Amezcua also coordinated the creation of the School Finance Council to provide professional development opportunities, sharing of ideas and networking opportunities for business managers in Harris County. After graduating from Martin High School, Dr. Amezcua attended Tarkio College in Missouri and earned three master’s degrees, including an MBA from Texas A&M International University. Dr. Amezcua is a Certified Public Accountant and has taught since 1991 at Texas A&M International University. He earned his doctorate in educational administration from Texas A&M University in December 2014, and his Texas Superintendent Certificate in 2016.
Before HCDE, Dr. Amezcua worked for Laredo Independent School District as the Chief Finance Officer for 12 years. Prior to Laredo ISD, Dr. Amezcua worked for the City of Laredo. During his tenure with the City, he served as the assistant director of finance, revenue manager, internal auditor, and staff accountant. Dr. Amezcua is a member of the Houston Rotary Club and is actively involved in numerous community events and organizations. He is a member of the best practice committees for GFOA and ASBO, and a member of the Professional Standards Committee by the Texas Society of CPAs. He is also a member of the AICPA. Dr. Amezcua and his wife, Ramona, have three children and a grandchild.