Our Founders

As founding partners, Lynn Moak and Dan Casey created a consulting firm after recognizing the need for an independent source of high-quality, data-driven public education information that is useful to school district leaders and policymakers. They have long been recognized as leaders in the Texas public school community, directly impacting policies, legislation and administrative procedures both locally and at the state level. Their deep expertise, broad experience and steadfast values have built a strong foundation of public education information and guided Moak Casey’s growth over the past three decades.

Lynn MoakLynn Moak served as managing partner of Moak Casey since its inception in 1998. Lynn retired in 2022, but continues to serve the firm as board member emeritus. His vision of a public service firm dedicated to providing school finance and accountability analysis and support to Texas schools continues to be the firm’s guiding principle.

Lynn has specialized in large-scale data analysis, development of research-based school finance policy positions, and the integration of assessment, accountability and finance issues. During his career, Lynn has held senior staff positions at the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, and the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. He continues to leverage his vast knowledge and breadth of experience in school finance as a consultant to the South Texas Association of Schools and numerous individual districts across Texas.

Dan Casey has more than 40 years of public school and governmental finance experience. Dan has held senior staff positions within the Texas Association of School Boards, the Texas Legislative Budget Board and the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and provides valuable insight and experience on a wide range of school finance topics. His strong relationships with education leaders at the legislature, the Texas Education Agency and across school districts distinguish him within the industry.

Dan is recognized as one of the state’s leading experts on school district property taxes and economic development incentives. He has assisted school districts in their consideration of more than 300 property value limitations for major economic development projects over the last 14 years and is considered the foremost expert on Chapter 313 Agreements.