Dollars and Sense: A Roof Summit

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This expert-led training will give superintendents and school business officials the fundamental knowledge they need to make the best financial decisions when planning for and buying roofs.

Summit overview

Date: Thursday, September 12
Time: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: TASB Headquarters
12007 Research Blvd., Austin, Texas 78759

Lunch will be provided for on-site attendees.

Sessions will be streamed live for remote viewing. A link will be sent prior to the event

Suggested audience: Business managers, chief financial officers, facilities directors, risk managers, and superintendents

Registration is available to Fund Property members at no cost.

Registration is now closed.

Summit details

TASB Risk Management Services staff will kick off the event with an introduction to the broader property coverage market. Then, a panel of experts will provide a variety of perspectives on the following topics:

Understanding Roof Types

Not all roofs are created equally. We’ll show photo examples of roof types and panelists will discuss the pros and cons, the differences in required maintenance, hail ratings, and the life expectancy of each type.

Roof Planning and Buying

There’s more to buying a roof than picking a roof type. Panelists will explain the varied replacement options, roof long-range planning, how warranties work, and the important role of specifications.

Managing Roles and Responsibilities

Closing out the day, panelists will discuss the roles and responsibilities for each stakeholder involved in the process, including what falls in the member organization’s scope, and what vendors bring to the table. Lessons learned from member representatives will also be discussed.


  • Zachary Cain, Risk Manager, City of Allen (TML member organization)
  • Jim Filipowicz, Co-CEO, Cavalry Construction
  • Scott Franklin, Consultant, 4T Partnerships, LLC.
  • Helene Hardy Pierce, Vice President of Technical Services, Codes, and Industry Relations, GAF
  • Grady Slaydon, Regional Manager, TASB Facility Services
  • Ken Zartner, Executive Director of Administration & Human Resources, Odessa College


We understand plans change. If you are unable to attend the conference, please submit a Fund cancellation form by 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 11 to avoid the $50.00 no show fee. For questions, email TASB Registrar, Jackie Hightower at or call 512.505.2453.