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Corey Hardin, President

Place 7, Election 2025
4th Term, 2013-present
corey.hardin@gainesvilleisd.org
Corey Hardin was raised in Gainesville and went through all levels of GISD. Father of one son, Cailin Hardin, who graduated GHS in 2016. He has 2 brothers Charles and Donald Hardin, who were also educated at GISD. He served his country by virtue of the United States Army from 1997-2001. Corey graduated from NCTC's nursing program in 2006 and is currently working as a personal trainer, operating primarily out if Bosco's Gym in Gainesville.  He also holds a seat on the Board of Directors for CASA. Corey is a member of Whaley United Methodist Church. "My mission in life is fitness and I hope to be a contributing member of this team of 8 to continue the progress and momentum that is back in the GISD.


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Marvin Royal, Vice President

Place 2, Election 2023
2nd term, 2017-present
marvin.royal@gainesvilleisd.org
Marvin is a 1992 graduate of GHS.  In his time at GHS, Marvin was active in football, basketball, and baseball. Marvin attended Navarro JC, NCTC (Cooke County College) where he played baseball. Marvin is also a member of Gainesville Kiwanis, and an Abigail Arms/Child Advocacy Center Board member. Marvin is an active NCAA men's college basketball official for the SAC, GAC, Lone Star, American Southwest, and GSOA conferences as well as a member of the North Texas Basketball Officials Association- High School. He has represented NTBOA as an official at the Texas High School Boys State Championships for 6 years. Marvin is also an active high school football official for FWFO. Marvin has a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication. Marvin and his wife Keli, a GISD teacher, have 2 daughters: Makenli and Malia, who attend Gainesville ISD.
 

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Nathan Dempsey, Secretary

Place 4, Election 2024
2nd term; 2018-present
nathan.dempsey@gainesvilleisd.org

Nathan grew up in Ennis, Texas, where he graduated from St. John Catholic School. He and his wife Nicole have three sons; Harrison, Jeffrey and Reed.  Nathan serves on the Gainesville Planning and Zoning Commission. He is the Director of Sales for Site Safe in Gainesville. He started the GHS Bass Fishing team in 2016 and is an active member of the GHS Athletic Booster Club.  


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Phil Neelley

Place 6, Election 2025
3rd Term, 2016-present
phil.neelley@gainesvilleisd.org

Phil grew up in Andrews, Texas where he graduated from Andrews High School in 1992. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1996 with a BS in Industrial Distribution.  Phil serves on the City of Gainesville Planning & Zoning Commission and has served on the Gainesville City Council in the past.  Phil is the President of Trident Process Systems in Gainesville.  He is married to Amanda and they have three children.

 


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Latecia Hendricks

Place 1, Election 2023
1st term, 2020 - present
latecia.hendricks@gainesvilleisd.org
Latecia Hendricks grew up in the Ft. Lauderdale/Miami, Florida area where she graduated from Miramar High School in 2004. She received her certification as a Medical Assistant from Sheridan Technical School in Hollywood, Florida in 2007. She moved to Gainesville in 2013 to live closer to her father. Latecia graduated from the University of Phoenix with a BS in Public Administration in 2019 and plans on starting her Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Latecia works for North Central Texas College. She is a member of the Gainesville Kiwanis Club, serves on the Gainesville MLK Committee, and volunteers in many different community projects. Latecia has two children, Reina and Robert.


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Dan Doss

Place 3, Election 2023
1st term 2020 - present
dan.doss@gainesvilleisd.org

Dan Doss is the Director of Purchasing at North Central Texas College and he also owns a local construction company. Dan attended Sul Ross State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications in 2003 and a Master of Arts in Technical Theater. Prior to being elected to the Board, Dan was involved on the Parent Advisory Committee and Health Advisory Committee. He also volunteered each year to surprise our elementary students as “The Cat in the Hat” for Dr. Seuss week. An active member of First Baptist Church Gainesville, Dan serves on the Properties Committee, Church Council, and Long-Range Planning Team. In addition, he is on the City of Gainesville Planning and Zoning Commission. Dan and his wife Angela have lived in Gainesville since 2005. They have two children, Daylin and Delaynie.


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Laura Otts

Place 5, Election 2024
1st Term; 2022-present
laura.otts@gainesvilleisd.org
Laura is a proud graduate of Gainesville High School and Texas A&M University. She and her husband Barry have one son, Jackson, who attends Gainesville High School. Together, she and Barry operate two retail stores in downtown Gainesville. Laura and her family are active members of Hillcrest Church of Christ. She currently serves as Vice-President of the Gainesville Band Boosters Association and has previously served as Chairman of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and as Campaign Chair for Cooke County United Way.