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Matias Segura appointed as AISD operations officer

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by Katy McElroy

Matias Segura has been chosen to be the operations officer at the Austin Independent School District, where he will “lead the district’s construction and facilities management, the 2017 Bond Program, the Historically Underutilized Business program, and contracts and procurement.” The press release announcing his appointment also states that he will be overseeing the district’s “real estate portfolio and resulting intergovernmental partnership opportunities as the district takes steps to advance affordable housing solutions for the Austin community.” Segura previously led consulting teams at URS and AECOM, which includes his role as senior project manager during the development of the $1.05 billion AISD bond that was passed in November. Through this new position, Segura will use his experience to “drive innovation and efficiency,” AISD Chief Financial Officer Nicole Conley Johnson said. “As an engineer with a finance background and deep expertise with AISD’s bond program, he is well-qualified to bridge the district’s construction management and finance work – from building new infrastructure to managing cash flows.” Questions about possible conflict of interest have been voiced, because of Segura’s employment with AECOM and that company’s involvement with the district. AISD’s lawyer said there is no conflict of interest, partly because Segura is not a principal with the company. Segura has said he would recuse himself from decisions that might cause a conflict of interest.

This whisper has been updated. 

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