Source starlocalmedia.com Phillis most recently held the position of Finance Director for the city of Cedar Hill. Prior to his government service, Phillis worked in the private sector as a CFO and controller for Crouzet Corporation, a senior manager at Waters & Murray, CPAs and a senior auditor at Arthur Andersen. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Harding University and is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).
He has also testified on numerous occasions before the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate on proposed legislation affecting local governments. In Mansfield, Phillis was an instrumental advisor in two successful capital improvement programs which generated significant funding for the city’s streets, along with new city facilities. He restructured several solid waste contracts to help launch Mansfield’s first cart recycling program and implemented several new e-commerce tools to simplify business processes for citizens and employees.
“I have spent 23 years of my life in public service and find it personally and professionally rewarding,” said Phillis. “It is very special see people working, living and playing in a city as a result of one’s own involvement, development and maintenance.” “Pete brings a steady hand of leadership and decades of experience to our executive team,” said Allen City Manager Eric Ellwanger. “His long tenure in guiding a growing, family-centered city makes him an excellent fit for our organization’s culture and the high expectations of our community.”
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