Marlene Harbeson has been named the new HPISD Director of Business Services. She will direct and manage the operation of all financial and business affairs of the district including accounting, payroll, purchasing, risk management and tax collection.
Harbeson has 25 years of experience in finance, the last nine in school finance. She comes to HPISD from Allen ISD, where she served as Director of Finance and interim CFO. She previously served as Assistant Director of Finance for Garland ISD, and as a special revenue fund accountant.
"Marlene brings a wealth of school and accounting experience to HPISD," said Assistant Superintendent for Business Services Tim Turner. "She is known as a collaborative leader, as well as a strong financial manager."
Harbeson earned her bachelor's degree from LeTourneau University in 1998 and her MBA from the University of Phoenix in 2006.
"I'm extremely honored and excited to be joining the administrative team at Highland Park ISD," Harbeson said. "The district has earned an outstanding reputation in the area of fiscal stewardship. I was also amazed at the level of parental involvement and support in the district."
She and her husband David live in Allen.