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  • Willie Burroughs, a veteran school business official, is Director of Management Services for the Council of the Great City Schools. In this position, he conducts strategic support teams and manages operational reviews for superintendents and senior managers; convenes annual meetings of chief financial officers, chief operating officers, human resources directors, chief information officers and technology directors; and field requests for management information. 

    Prior to joining the Council, Willie served as the COO for the San Antonio Independent School District, heading the operations services division with more than 1,600 employees. He also served in the Dallas Independent School District as executive director with responsibilities for maintenance, HVAC, grounds, environmental services, custodial, capital improvement, and energy management. In addition, Willie held a number of positions with the Houston Independent School District for nearly 11 years, including general manager of construction services (bond), senior manager of contract administration, and senior manager of special projects.  

    Willie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering and an MBA from Clemson University. He was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army Signal Corps. 

    FUN FACTS: Willie enjoys playing golf, running, reading, and spending time with his family. He is a life member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.