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story.lead_photo.caption John Moran

John Moran is TexAmerica Center's new vice president of finance.

His responsibilities will be to add another dimension, or perspective, to the oversight of the organization's financial operations.

According to the press release announcing his hiring, he will provide financial analysis on an ongoing basis, offer insight on lease and land sales rates and assist with multilayered financing options for projects with existing and future tenants.

"Part of what I will be doing will be participating in the contracting process," he said. "Part of my role will be internal expertise in contracting matters, to help the organization be more agile and speak more directly with our clients, based on their needs."

Moran describes his prior experience as being highly diversified, beginning his career in law enforcement. He is a licensed Master Peace Officer in Texas and a Certified Public Manager. He is certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement as an instructor.

"I've also worked at various levels of government," he said. "Before I came here, I was the city finance director in Mineral Wells as well as city manager in Farmersville, Lorena and Hubbard. I've worked on civic projects with very complicated financial pictures, lots of details involved. This was valuable experienced which helped set me up for this position."

Moran has been in the job for three weeks and says he is still getting oriented on the organization and the details of his position.

"It is pretty complicated, this position," he said. "Still getting the lay of the land. One of the things I'm involved with is a detailed audit of TexAmericas Center's finances, to get a full layout of what it looks like. All part of the learning process."

In addition to learning the job, Moran is also learning the area, not only to become orientated, but in preparation for moving his family here. Plus, he has a few interests that need a bit of room.

"I do bee husbandry as a hobby," he said. "I need to find the best place for their home, too. Plus, I love classic cars and am in the process of restoring a vintage Corvette, so I need the right place for that. So I have lots to get done. I'm looking forward to bringing my expertise to bear, adding to TexAmericas Center's record of success."

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