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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, Recreation and Tourism Services
Areas of Responsibility:
Visitor & Convention Facilities 
Library 
Keep Tyler Beautiful
Main Street
Liberty Hall
City U
Lean Six Sigma
Innovation Pipeline
Fit City Liaison
Cultural Affairs Board
Conventions Visitors Bureau/Visit Tyler Liaison
Keidric Trimble, Chief Financial Officer

Areas of Responsibility:
Finance
Budget
Purchasing 
Municipal Court
Internal Audit Services
Utility Billing

 

  

Carter Delleney, City Engineer

Areas of Responsibility:
Engineering
Traffic Engineering and Operations
Airport
Streets and Stormwater
Property and Facility Management

 

 

Russ Jackson, Director of Solid Waste and Transit Services

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

 

 

 

 

Benny Yazdanpanahi, Chief Information Officer

Areas of Responsibility:
Information Technology








Heather Nick, Managing Director of Planning and Economic Development

Areas of Responsibility:
Planning
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

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

 

 

Jimmy Toler, Police Chief

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




  

Gordon Mayer, Interim Managing Director of Public Works

Areas of Responsibility:
Building and Development Services
EPA Improvement Plan
Engineering Development Functions Review
Hotel/Conference Center Contract Manager
Utilities
David Coble, Fire Chief
Areas of Responsibility:
Fire
Emergency Management
EMS Liaison
 
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