Richard Blount, CPA, RTSBA, Chief Operating Officer

Richard Blount, CPA, RTSBA, Chief Operating Officer

Phone: 512.475.7292
Email: rblount@austin.utexas.edu

Dana Center Role

Richard leads the business affairs and operational functions of the Center, including accounting, finance, human resources, informational technology, and administration. He works closely with the management team to support the successful outcomes of the Center’s programmatic work.

Before joining the Dana Center

Richard has worked for The University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas System for more than 18 years in various functions.

Before joining the Center, Richard was the assistant director for accounting and audit services at UT System’s Office of Facilities Planning and Construction. In this role, he worked with the 15 UT campuses’ $4 billion capital improvement program to review accounting and financing of all major construction projects and auditing of contractors performing the work on these projects. Previous to the UT System, Richard worked at UT Austin in the Office of Accounting preparing and reviewing the annual financial statements.

Education

Certified Public Accountant

Registered Texas School Business Official

B.S., Finance, The University of New Orleans

B.S., Accounting, The University of New Orleans