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Executive Team

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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 FranklinStephanie Franklin Areas of Responsibility:

  • Visitor & Convention Facilities
  • Library
  • Keep Tyler Beautiful
  • Main Street
  • Liberty Hall
  • City University
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Innovation Pipeline
  • Cultural Affairs Board
  • Building Services
  • Communications
  • Conventions Visitors Bureau/Visit Tyler Liaison

Keidric TrimbleKeidric Trimble Areas of Responsibility:

  • Finance
  • Budget
  • Purchasing
  • Municipal Court
  • Internal Audit Services
  • Utility Billing

Russ JacksonRuss Jackson Areas of Responsibility:

  • Solid Waste
  • Vehicle and Equipment Services
  • Transit
  • Parks and Recreation



Benny YazdanpanahiBenny Yazdanpanahi Areas of Responsibility:

  • Information Technology




Jimmy TolerJimmy Toler Areas of Responsibility:

  • Police
  • Centralized Dispatch
  • 911 Liaison
  • Code Enforcement
  • Animal Care Services
  • Homeless Roundtable Liaison
  • Human Needs Network Liaison

David CobleDavid Coble Areas of Responsibility:

  • Fire
  • Emergency Management
  • EMS Liaison
  • Veterans Roundtable Liaison
  • Catalyst 100 Exec CommitteeFire
  • Emergency Management
  • EMS Liaison
  • Veterans Roundtable Liaison
  • Catalyst 100 Exec Committee

Heather NickHeather Nick Areas of Responsibility:

  • Planning
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • Historic Preservation
  • Industry Growth Initiative
  • Tyler 1st Comprehensive Plan
  • Permit Center
  • Economic Development (TIRZ Liaison, Prospects)
  • Leadership Roundtable

ReNissa WadeReNissa Wade Areas of Responsibility:

  • Human Resources
  • Safety/Loss Prevention
  • Benefits Administration
  • Volunteer Services
  • Leadership Roundtable Coordinator
  • Economic Development Contract Management
  • TAP4E/Collective Impact