FORT BEND COUNTY, TX-Pamela Gubbels, Director of Finance and Investments for Fort Bend County, has earned the designation of certified County Investment Officer(CIO) from the Texas Association of Counties(TAC). The CIO award is a professional credential presented to an elite group of county employees who engage in approximately 40 hours of formal classroom instruction, successfully complete a comprehensive examination and continue to advance their professional competency through on-going education. The curriculum incorporates classroom lecture and self study. The overall objective of the program is to safeguard public funds through the introduction of modern operational techniques that provide the county with appropriate yield from taxpayer dollars.
TAC began its formal investment officer training program in 1992. To date, 65% of Texas Counties have certified Investment Officers who are primarily responsible for handling the investment of their county’s tax dollars. With this certification, Gubbels joins this distinguished group of Texas county officials.