Nicole Ware Barnett, Facilities Operations & Fleet Services General Manager
Nicole Ware Barnett is the General Manager of Facilities Operations and Fleet Services for Houston Independent School District. After a 12 year career in Healthcare supply chain management, GM Ware Barnett began her career with HISD as Manager of the Textbook Operations department in 2007. Within the scope of that role she served as the district Textbook Coordinator and oversaw the requisitioning and distribution of all state owned textbooks. This included a stint on the Board of Directors for the Textbook Coordinators Association of Texas. In 2011 she gained oversight of all HISD Warehousing Operations as the Senior Manager for textbook operations, central warehouse, furniture services, inventory control and vehicle parts departments. In 2017 Fleet Services was added to her repertoire which includes oversight of the districts fleet of more than 2,200 vehicles and 5 vehicle repair shops.
GM Ware Barnett’s current role is General Manager of Facilities Operations and Fleet Services which encompasses the districts custodial services, grounds operations, pest control, site services, parking lots/ striping, playgrounds and fleet services departments where she leads a team of more than 1,600 employees and manages a budget of over $30 million. GM Ware Barnett is a graduate of Texas Southern University and University of Phoenix where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Masters of Business Administration. She is also a proud Project Blueprint Graduate which led to her service on the Board of Director’s for three different Houston are non-profit organizations. She is a member of the National Black MBA Association Inc, NAFA Fleet Management Association and The Texas Association of School Business Officials. p>