DMC Board of Regents appoints DeeAnna Heavilin to serve on Board of Directors of Nueces County Tax Appraisal District
Heavilin to begin serving Jan. 1, 2024
Article by Melinda Eddleman
During their November regular monthly meeting today, the Del Mar College (DMC) Board of Regents announced the appointment of DeeAnna Heavilin to serve on the Nueces County Tax Appraisal District Board of Directors. The term begins Jan. 1, 2024.
Heavilin is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of YellowFin Digital, a family-owned full-service digital marketing agency that assists small businesses across the country with competing online. She is also Founder and President of another entrepreneurial endeavor, Wisp Lashes, located in Knoxville, Tn., and formerly in Austin, Tx. Her past experience includes serving as an operations manager for CC Autoplex and as a project manager and client consultant for a specialized business software company called Autostar Solutions.
Heavilin attended Del Mar College and graduated from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Among her credits, she is a Leadership Corpus Christi graduate with the LCC Class of XLVI (46). She was also recognized as a Corpus Christi Under 40 (CCU40) award recipient in 2022.
Among her volunteer work, Heavilin served on Texas State Rep. Todd Hunter’s Windstorm Task Force in 2022 and is currently a TAMU-CC National Alumni Association board member.
General duties of the appointee to the Tax Appraisal District Board include providing services to and representing the property owners and taxpayers of the Del Mar College District. The Board of Regents’ appointment requires Heavilin to 1) attend regularly scheduled meetings, workshops and budget planning sessions of the Tax Appraisal District Board, and 2) keep the College informed in a timely manner about major issues and decisions made by the board.
The DMC Board’s appointee must be a resident of the Del Mar College District, which is comprised of five independent school districts: Calallen, Corpus Christi, Flour Bluff, Tuloso-Midway and West Oso. And, they must have resided in the College District at least two years prior to appointment.
Heavilin will replace retired former City of Corpus Christi Secretary Armando Chapa, who has served three terms as the College’s representative on the Nueces County Tax Appraisal District Board since 2018.
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