Board Past-President John Finnell is a native of Cleburne and the father of three Cleburne High School graduates. He was just elected to his second term on the Board and is also a member of the Leadership TASB (Texas Association of School Boards) Class of 2018. He attended The University of North Texas and is a marketing consultant and account executive. He is a member of the Cleburne Chamber of Commerce and served on its Board of Directors.
Mr. Finnell first ran for the Board in 2015 because of his desire to be more involved in the school district and community. In taking his service as a Trustee to the next level in applying for Leadership TASB, he felt the experience would expand his understanding of the role and function of the school board and its members. He is currently a member of the TASB Legislative Action Committee.