Throm most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of the Austin Independent School District for the past ten years.
Hinojosa called Throm one of the "state's premier authorities on school finance."
Throm has been thoroughly briefed on the financial and systemic challenges facing the district and has already provided valuable advice on several critical matters.
He is expected to officially begin work in Dallas in January.
Hinojosa said Throm brings intelligence, toughness and expertise to the position.
Throm will oversee a reorganized financial structure at Dallas ISD.