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- Authur Signater
- CPA, MBA, BS
A.J. Signater, CPA, MBA, BS (retired). A 1973 honor graduate in Accounting from Southern University of Baton Rouge, LA. A.J. obtained his MBA, focused in finance, from the University of Nebraska. He obtained his CPA in 1984. He worked in the oil and gas industry for over 40 years. He has been married for nearly forty-seven years to his high school sweetheart. They have three children and four grandchildren. Upon his retirement, A.J. moved from Houston, Texas back to Garland, Texas, where he found time to volunteer for several years as a member of the Board of Director for Hope Clinic of Garland, Inc., a 501(c)(3)non-profit corporation catering to the underserved population in Garland, Texas. Hope Clinic provided primary health care services and assistance in identifying community resources.
A.J. overall work experience entailed Business, Tax planning and compliance, Portfolio Investment, Buy/Sell analyses, third party negotiations involving stocks, assets, purchases and sales. In ExxonMobil tariff rate change filings, A.J. was referred to as the go to person, because of his extensive experience in rate base calculation, which is a complex analysis of a company’s cost of service. A.J. also was selected to teach an company sponsored economics’course to its pipeline engineers and field managers on how to calculate the return on investment, make sound economic investment decisions and how to evaluate the income cash flow of a project proposal.
A.J. was a well-recognized member of the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL), an organization that represents the interests of liquid pipeline owners and operators before congress, regulatory agencies and the courts.
In 1988, when the Rev. Jesse Jackson was running for president, A.J. was selected as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention (DMC), but had to decline due to his job demands. However, A.J. went on to participate in the democratic black caucus, where he helped to select Texas delegates to the DMC.
A.J. is a native of Morganza, Louisiana.