Joe Don Bobbitt was hired as the executive director and chief appraiser for Tarrant Appraisal District, according to a news release.

Bobbitt has spent the past four years as the chief appraiser for the McLennan Central Appraisal District in Waco.

The backstory

Former TAD Executive Director and Chief Appraiser Jeff Law resigned Sept. 6, 2022. Law held that role since 2008.

Since that time, William Durham, director of commercial appraisal, has served in an interim role. He will continue in that role until Feb. 1, according to a news release.

TAD hired Mackenzie Eason & Associates to conduct the search for Law’s replacement, according to the news release.

A closer look

Bobbitt graduated from Texas A&M and later served in the United States Army, earning the rank of field artillery captain.

Bobbitt has 13 years of experience in the appraisal industry, according to a news release. He’s sent the last seven years working in Waco, first as the assistant chief appraiser.

Quote of note

"I'm honored to have been chosen by the board of directors as the next chief appraiser of Tarrant Appraisal District," Bobbitt said in a news release. "TAD has a history of surpassing state standards and requirements, which is a testament to the staff's dedication and training. My focus moving forward is to provide clear and transparent leadership for Tarrant Appraisal District. I will get to work immediately on securing our network and data, rebuilding public trust, and building a strong working relationship with the taxing entities that support TAD. I'm excited for the opportunity and challenge of leading one of the largest appraisal districts in the state. I look forward to working with the great entities in Tarrant County and building effective relationships."