Executive Team

The Executive Team serves in a dual capacity as both department leaders and senior management over a particular portfolio of operations.  The Executive Team includes the following staff members:



Stephanie Franklin, Managing Director of Culture and Tourism Services
Areas of Responsibility:
Visitor & Convention Facilities 
Keep Tyler Beautiful
Main Street
Liberty Hall
City University
Lean Six Sigma
Innovation Pipeline
Cultural Affairs Board
Conventions Visitors Bureau/Visit Tyler Liaison
Keidric Trimble, Chief Financial Officer

Areas of Responsibility:
Municipal Court
Internal Audit Services
Utility Billing



Russ Jackson, Director of Solid Waste and Transit Services

Areas of Responsibility:
Solid Waste
Vehicle and Equipment Services
Parks and Recreation





Benny Yazdanpanahi, Chief Information Officer

Areas of Responsibility:
Information Technology

Jimmy Toler, Police Chief

Areas of Responsibility:
Centralized Dispatch
911 Liaison
Code Enforcement
Animal Care Services


David Coble, Fire Chief
Areas of Responsibility:
Emergency Management
EMS Liaison
Heather Nick, Managing Director of Planning and Economic Development

Areas of Responsibility:
Metropolitan Planning Organization
Historic Preservation
Industry Growth Initiative
Tyler 1st Comprehensive Plan
Homeless RT Liaison
Veterans RT Liaison
Human Needs Network Liaison
Economic Development (TIRZ Liaison, Prospects)
TAP4E/Collective Impact
Catalyst 100 Exec Committee
Leadership Roundtable

Scott Taylor, Managing Director of Public Works

Areas of Responsibility:
Water Utilities
Streets and Stormwater
Engineering Plan Review

ReNissa Wade, Managing Director of Administration

Areas of Responsibility:
Human Resources
Safety/Loss Prevention
Benefits Administration
Volunteer Services
Leadership Roundtable Coordinator
Economic Development Contract Management



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