Mayor Lori Barnett Dodson was sworn in May 15, 2018. She previously served as City Council representative for District 6 from 2011 to 2017, and on the Garland Plan Commission from 2006 to 2011.
Ms. Dodson is a Garland native with a family tradition of public service. Her father has served on Garland’s Electrical Board since 1984, and one of her two brothers is a firefighter in Plano. Ms. Dodson is a certified public accountant with E2M Partners, LLC, a real estate investment fund. Her background in real estate was a strong asset when former District 6 Council member Barbara Chick appointed Ms. Dodson to the Plan Commission in 2006.
Currently Senior Vice President and Controller at Larkspur Capital Partners LP with responsibility for overseeing all aspects of asset management and investor reporting.
Previously employed as a member of the asset management team at E2M responsible for oversight and financial analysis process used to operate and assess overall investment performances. Prior to E2M, work history included employment with E2M related companies, Eiger and Rosewood Property Company, gaining experience in the areas of asset management, underwriting, and strategic planning.
Ms. Dodson holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Amber University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant and a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
In addition to her work and volunteer activities, Ms. Dodson enjoys reading and traveling.