Nueces River Authority

Department of Finance and Administration

The Director of Finance and Administration provides oversight for the finance and human resource functions of the Authority.  The preparation of financial records to monitor and manage expenses within allotted budgets, oversight of the accounts receivable and payable activities, and following standard accounting processes for financial analysis and reporting activities.  

Administrative duties include maintaining an accurate inventory of Authority property and supplies, overseeing employee insurance and retirement programs, and assisting employees with human resource issues.

Frankie Kruckemeyer

Director of Finance and Administration

Frankie graduated from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, now Texas State University, with a Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance in 1982.  She joined the Nueces River Authority in 2007 as Assistant to the Executive Director and promoted to Director of Finance. 

Prior to being employed by Nueces River Authority, Frankie worked for seven years in banking, six years with accounting firms and have 12 years of office management & bookkeeping with retail and service companies.

Suzanne DiPiazza

Finance and Administration Assistant

Suzanne is very proud to have been born and raised in Texas, in the Dallas area to be exact. She grew up in her mom and dad’s restaurant business where she learned about hard work and taking care of the customer. In her working life, she’s been a restaurant server, a banquet manager for a major hotel, a secretary at a pet food manufacturer, part of the staff at a domestic violence shelter, preceding her move to Uvalde, she was the office manager for the 69th District Attorney’s Office for over ten years. She came to us after working for the County Extension Office over six years.

She is a graduate of the Garland, Texas public school system. She attended Texas Tech University for two years (and is still today, a loyal Texas Tech Red Raider fan). After postponing her education, Suzanne earned her A.S. degree in Mathematics from College of the Mainland in Texas City, and of all the work she’s done outside the home, she is proudest of her work as a math tutor, which she has done both privately and at three different community colleges and has again taken up right here in Uvalde as a volunteer for the St. Henry De Osso center. She can teach math to nearly anybody, but is especially good with young people, and she covers the gamut from basic or remedial, through algebra, all the way through calculus. “All you need is a problem, a pencil (with an eraser) and paper.”  After retirement, Suzanne hopes to complete her education.  As the old cliché goes, “You are never too old to learn”.

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