Refugee Services of Texas Welcomes New CFO with Track Record of Non-Profit, Humanitarian Success
Style Magazine Newswire | 6/11/2021, 2:58 p.m.
Refugee Services of Texas, one of the state’s leading refugee resettlement programs and supporters of human trafficking victims has announced David McKeever Jr. will take over as the organization’s new chief financial officer. McKeever is a highly respected and talented financial professional who has made his mark in a variety of non-profit sectors across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
“We couldn’t think of a better pick to lead Refugee Services of Texas as our new CFO than David,” said Russell Smith, LMSW, CEO of Refugee Services of Texas. “In this new era of the United States refugee resettlement program, David’s expertise and insight will be invaluable to our organization and to the many refugees, asylees, and survivors of trafficking we serve.”
McKeever will onboard at RST at a critical time when the nation’s resettlement program is being revived after years of decline. The Biden Administration recently raised its presidential determination to 62,500 resettled refugees in the United States – a major shift from recent historic lows that will require expansion of services, personnel, and funding at organizations like RST.
“This is one of the most exciting times to be in the field of refugee resettlement and to help some of the world’s most vulnerable people find safety and opportunity in our country,” said McKeever. “I look forward to working with the amazing team at Refugee Services of Texas to take on the challenges ahead and to continue the important work of welcoming newcomers with open hearts and fresh starts.”
McKeever is a proven financial professional with over 15 years of executive experience in non-profit, government, and Fortune 100 organizations. As CFO of the Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, he earned high praise from D CEO as the publication’s 2014 Non-Profit Executive of the Year while increasing Habitat’s cash flow by 50% through corporate partnerships.
He has previously served as Director of Finance for ABC Radio Networks under The Walt Disney Company; the Senior Vice President of Accounting, Finance, and Operations for Cumulus Media; the CFO for Ability Connection; and most recently the CFO of John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas.
As CFO of Refugee Services of Texas, he will lead the financial management of the organization and advise the CEO on financial planning, budgeting, cash flow, grants, and finance policy.
McKeever is a military veteran of the United States Army. He is a graduate of Southern University and A&M College at Baton Rouge and holds an MBA from Amberton University.