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H. Hank Hurd, MBA

H. HankHurd, MBA

H. Hank Hurd, MBA, CPA is a founding partner of School Efficiency Consultants (SEC) and is Senior Consultant for Governmental Advisory Services for Rives & Associates, LLP. Mr. Hurd joined the firm in July 2010 after a successful tenure with Durham Public Schools that began in October 2002. Hank Hurd demonstrates the firm’s commitment to providing value-added services to our governmental clients. By providing quality revenue-enhancing strategies, and expense reduction methodologies, Mr. Hurd has developed an optimization model for school districts to help them save millions of dollars.

Hank Hurd’s knowledge and considerable experience earned him the appointment as the Interim Superintendent for Durham Public Schools in 2009. With over 30 years of experience as a school administrator, Mr. Hurd served as the Durham Public School’s Chief Operating Officer where he was responsible for overseeing finance, human resource services, operational services, security, as well as information technology for the district. Prior to joining Durham Public Schools, he served as the Associate State Superintendent for Financial and Business Services and Chief Financial Officer at the N.C. Department of Public Instruction for three years. While at the Department of Public Instruction, he supervised a budget of $6 billion and a staff of 142. He also served four years as the financial consultant for the N.C. Principal’s Executive Program, a program of the University Of North Carolina. While there, he taught school resource management to hundreds of school principals, assistant principals and future superintendents across the State. His considerable experience also includes serving for 23 years as the Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services for Harnett County Schools.

Awards

  • Multi-year Recipient of the Award for Financial Excellence in Reporting from the American Association of School Business Officials
  • Recipient of the Award for Financial Achievement in Reporting from the Governmental Finance Officers Association
  • North Carolina State Treasurer’s Governmental Accounting/Financial Management Award on two occasions
  • Four time recipient of the Public Schools of North Carolina
  • Recognition of Achievement Award.
  • Honored as a 2009 Top CFO by Business Leader Magazine

Continuing Professional Education

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA)

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting – Campbell University
  • Master Degree in Business Administration - Campbell University
  • Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina
  • Multi-year Recipient of the Award for Financial Excellence in Reporting from the American Association of School Business Officials
  • Recipient of the Award for Financial Achievement in Reporting from the Governmental Finance Officers Association
  • North Carolina State Treasurer’s Governmental Accounting/Financial Management Award on two occasions
  • Four time recipient of the Public Schools of North Carolina
  • Recognition of Achievement Award.
  • Honored as a 2009 Top CFO by Business Leader Magazine

Accreditations and Licenses

  • Past President and lifetime member of the North Carolina Association of School Business Official
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA)
  • Professional Memberships & Affiliations
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting – Campbell University
  • Master Degree in Business Administration - Campbell University
  • Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina

Our Professionals

Kathy H. Isenhour
Partner, School Efficiency Consultants

H. Hank Hurd, MBA
Partner, School Efficiency Consultants

Brenda Jones
Human Resources' Consultant

Ricky Lopes
Partner, School Efficiency Consultants

Dr. Denise Morton
Consultant, School Efficiency Consultants

Leon L. Rives II
Founding Partner

Kay Williams
Consultant, School Efficiency Consultants

SEC Partner Qualifications:

  • Local, state, and federal education administration leadership: U.S. Education Department, State Assistant Superintendent, District Superintendent, Finance Officer
  • Governmental and public school auditing
  • Experience working with small to large, urban and rural districts
  • Local, state, and national trainers of superintendents, principals, school board members and others

Partnership with Rives & Associates, LLP

School Efficiency Consultants is a subsidiary of Rives & Associates, LLP, Certified Public Accountants, a North Carolina company with offices in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Lexington. Rives & Associates has a 25-year history of developing economic plans for clients regardless of size or specialty. We are an accounting firm that goes beyond to ensure that our service model exceeds customer and our own high expectations.