Troy school board hires new CFO

Published 8:23 pm Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Troy City Schools has hired a new Chief Financial Officer to replace retiring CFO Mickey Daughtry, who leaves the system after 10 years leading the financial department.

New CFO Tricia Norman is no stranger though to the system’s financials – she has served the past 20 years as payroll accountant for the schools.

“My children have attended these schools, I’ve been with the system for 20 years,” Nroman said. “I believe in the school system and I want to keep it growing – we want to continue where Mickey left off, that’s the bottom line.”

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Norman said Daughtry was a great mentor to her and is a “great example of how anyone in finance should operate.”

“The biggest difference between payroll accountant and CFO is that I report directly to the board,” Norman said. “I am ready to hear their ideas and work with them. It is a very community-oriented system and I believe in the children; we’re in the business of educating children and we all want to do our best for them.”

Dr. Lee Hicks, superintendent, said that the board made a great hire selecting Norman for the position.

“She has great experience in the system, she knows everybody, she worked very closely with Mickey Daughtry – we’re excited to have her do a great job for us for years to come,” Hicks said.

The board honored Daughtry’s retirement Monday night at the monthly board meeting after passing the system’s budget, the 10th and final document produced under Daughtry’s lead. After having to borrow money last year, the school is expecting a surplus of revenue in the upcoming year.