Vernon Evans

Board Member at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Vernon Evans is a retired seasoned senior executive with more than 42 years of accomplishments in a broad range of significant roles in operation management, finance accounting, audit, administration and economic development. Vernon was appointed to the DFW Airport Board by the Fort Worth City Council. In March 2003, Vernon Evans joined the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority as Vice President/Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Evans was responsible for management of the financial operations and related matters with airlines, airport tenant, city, state and federal agencies and community interest representatives. He successfully secured financing for the $2 billion capital development program. Prior to his time with San Diego Airport, Mr. Evans was employed by the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Board where he established proper financial controls and directed the airport’s internal audit activities. He also held other positions during his tenure, including Deputy Executive Director, and Executive Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer. He successfully secured $3 billion in funding for the airport capital expansion program. Before joining the DFW Airport, Mr. Evans was Chief Internal Auditor for the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD). In this capacity, he organized the accounting and finance departments to establish proper financial controls. Prior to being employed by FWISD, he was a manager with Ernst & Whinney Certified Public Accountants (which today is Ernst & Young), where he obtained extensive experience in diverse business areas. Mr. Evans was the first African American hired by the Fort Worth office of Ernst & Ernst in 1972 and the first African American CPA in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. In addition to being a CPA, he is also a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA). Vernon also received his California CPA license in June 2008. Mr. Evans’ strong belief in “being involved” and “making a difference” is exemplified by his participation in many professional and civic programs in both Texas and California. Some of the boards Mr. Evans has served on include the Jackie Robinson YMCA of San Diego, the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, the Institute of Internal Auditors, the D/FW Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants, the Fort Worth Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and he served as Chairman of the Fort Worth Economic Development Corporation. He also served on various accounting advisory boards, including the University of North Texas, Tarrant County College, Howard University and Texas Christian University. Vernon is a graduate of the University of North Texas (formerly North Texas State University) with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in accounting. He and his wife, Debbara, have four adult children: Victor, Vinikka, Vernessa, and Shadetra. Vernon is currently a member of New Fellowship Church of Fort Worth where he is a deacon and member of the finance committee.


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