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Samia Burns

Chief Financial Officer

Samia Burns is the Chief Financial Officer for the Downtown Austin Alliance. She oversees all the organization’s financial tasks, including forecasting and analysis, budgeting, finances, invoicing, fundraising and fiscal compliance. She is also responsible for financial reports, organizational audits, tax reporting, compliance and banking relationships. As Chief Financial Officer, Samia coordinates annual work plans and develops supporting budgets while overseeing the development of enhanced systems for accounting, financial analysis, reporting revenues and expenses to support long-term organizational planning strategies and executive decision-making.

Prior to joining the Downtown Alliance, Samia worked for a long-term healthcare company for over 9 years as a business process developer throughout the South Texas region and then as a comptroller in their corporate office in Austin. Samia has her bachelor’s and master’s of Science from the University of North Texas.

Samia’s favorite things to do downtown include walking on the trail, attending live music shows and watching movies during SXSW.

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