Search firm Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates will aid Fort Bend ISD in hiring the district’s next superintendent.

FBISD trustees heard presentations from and interviewed three firms during a March 3 special meeting. The other two firms interviewed were BWP & Associates and J.G. Consulting.

After hearing from each firm, board members ranked each firm, which corresponded to a point value. All three firms received 14 points; however, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates received three first place votes—more than any other firm—and the board decided to use this indicator to break the tie.

“Thank you all for your time this evening in doing the very important work of picking and choosing a search firm that’s going to help us make a decision on choosing our next leader of this wonderful district that we serve,” trustee and board President Addie Heyliger said to the board.

Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates previously worked with Fort Bend ISD during the district’s last superintendent search, in which Charles Dupre was selected.

The firm's Texas team is composed of Rick Berry, Peter Flynn and Nola Wellman. Berry said among the three members of the team, they have more than 60 years of experience as superintendents and have each been successful superintendent candidates and search consultants.

“We work very well together and enjoy our work together helping boards select the best leaders that they can,” Wellman said.