Scott Christensen


First Term 2017-2019: Chair, Rural-Urban Committee; Member, Executive, Finance and Training Committees; Recipient of TSHL “Outstanding Freshman” Award

Second Term 2019-2021: Chair, Legislative Action Committee; Member, Executive and Communications Committees; Recipient of TSHL “Speaker’s Commendation” Award

Scott Christensen attended the University of Minnesota as an Evans Scholar, earning a B.S. “With High Distinction” in Mathematics. He earned professional designations in consulting and customer service.  He is currently in his third term in the TSHL as Chair of State Affairs.

Christensen spent the last 13 years of his career as a management and governance consultant.  He consulted/trained in management, organization culture building, board governance, constituent service, and policy/process management – with both private and public sector clients.  He consulted with major urban school boards nationally. And, he served on the Reform Governance faculties of the Broad Foundation and the Center for Reform of School Systems along with former Secretary of Education (under GWB), Dr. Rod Paige, and other state and nationally recognized school board governance consultants.

Previously, he spent 24 years in professional, middle and senior management positions in banking, trust and financial operations.  He’s been a featured speaker/workshop leader at numerous professional conferences on treasury management, bank relationship management, and public funds investments.  In the 80’s then State Treasurer Ann Richards asked him to speak at Local Government financial training seminars she held for Texas political subdivisions.  He also has testified before a legislative sub-committee on revisions to the Public Funds Investment Act and has provided written testimony on public sector pension issues.

Christensen spent 27 years in elected or appointed local government positions, and was a commissioner, and past president, on the local Emergency Service District (ESD) Board.  He’s a Lions Club member; served on his church Foundation Board and is active in its “Care” Ministry; and, he acts/directs/writes/sings(?) in the local community theater.  In his spare time he travels, plays “slow motion” doubles tennis, works crossword puzzles with a big eraser, and crashes small motorcycles.  He and Mary, a retired teacher, live in Hilltop Lakes, Texas.  They have two adult children, a daughter and son.

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