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P. O. Box 524
Clinton, MS  39060-0524

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Member Spotlight

                                 Christy Willis, CPA
                              Chief Financial Officer
                        Henry County School System
                               McDonough, Georgia

As GASBO membership continues to grow, developing a conference to meet the needs of its members takes a considerable amount of planning, patience, coordination, and time. GASBO members are always willing to work hard and serve the organization in many different ways. Often times, members are eager to serve as a Director, committee member, President, Vice President, and even treasurer.  Mrs. Christy Willis, with her high level of confidence, commitment, and dedication has served GASBO in all of these positions. Mrs. Willis knows the power of networking and the professional growth that a well-planned organization can provide. 

Mrs. Christy Willis is a CPA and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Henry County School System, McDonough, GA.  As CFO, she helps to develop, implement, and monitor a General Fund budget of $384 million for Fiscal Year 2019. The Henry County School System has approximately 42,000 students. Prior to becoming the Chief Financial Officer, she served the School District as the Payroll and Benefits Coordinator for approximately 12 years.  In this capacity, Mrs. Willis helped to process the payroll and benefits for an estimated 5,500 employees in 50 different schools.  

Mrs. Willis brings a considerable amount of experience to Henry County Schools. Before joining the School District, Mrs. Willis was a Senior Auditor for the Georgia Department of Audits. She was responsible for the completion of School District, State Agency, and College/University audits.  As an auditor, she was able to meet many School District finance officers, who ultimately became beneficial connections to GASBO. 

In the state association, Mrs. Willis has served as a Director, Vice President, President, Immediate Past President, and Treasurer. She has also served on many GASBO committees.  Mrs. Willis commented that she can't begin to imagine her professional career without GASBO.  GASBO has provided Mrs. Willis with lifelong friendships, professional development and networking opportunities. GASBO has also provided her access to SASBO which further expanded her professional connections to finance officers in other states in the southeast. 

Outside of GASBO and working in Henry County Schools, Mrs. Willis enjoys spending time with her family. She is married to her husband of 22 years Jim Willis. Together, they have two amazing children, Jay, 17, and Mary Catherine, 14.  Mrs. Willis and her family are huge Disney World fans and enjoy vacationing as a family there many times per year. Her son Jay has aspirations to attend the Naval Academy after high school.  Mrs. Willis is overjoyed that her son has such commitment to her country and is willing to serve in the Navy. 

Christy says, “When I think of SASBO in the truest sense, I think of a community.  It is a group sharing a common understanding, working together and making lifelong friendships”.

Overall, Christy Willis is a shining example of a GASBO member. She is truly an amazing friend, dedicated GASBO and SASBO member, and a valuable asset to the Henry County School System. GASBO is very fortunate to have Christy Willis as a member.