Council to Conduct Interviews for City Manager Position

Posted on Dec 23, 2016

Amarillo, TX – During the last meeting of the Amarillo City Council, Mayor Paul Harpole provided an update on the search for a new city manager. The City Council identified five final candidates out of an exceptionally strong pool – all with extensive experience and proven track records. Interviews between the City Council and candidates will be arranged and conducted Jan. 9 and 10, 2017.

Resumes are available below from each of the talented municipal professionals who have been invited to interview with the City Council. Below are the candidates in alphabetical order.

Robert S. Cowell, Jr.

Cowell currently serves as interim city manager for the City of Amarillo, TX and has more than 20 years experience in municipal and county government administration. Cowell has a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautics and a Master’s degree in Urban Planning.

Mark L. McDaniel

McDaniel currently serves as an assistant city manager for the City of Dallas, TX and has 31 years experience in municipal and county government administration. McDaniel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Public Administration.

Jared H. Miller

Miller currently serves as the city manager for the City of San Marcos, TX and has 17 years experience in municipal and county government administration. Miller has earned A Bachelor’s of Political Science and a Master’s in Public Administration.

Ronald L. Olson

Olson most recently served as city manager for the City of Corpus Christi, TX and has more than 35 years experience in municipal and county government administration. Olson holds a Bachelor’s of Business Management and Political Science and a Master’s in Public Administration.

James M. Twombly

Twombly most recently served as city manager for the City of Tulsa, OK and has more than 35 years experience in municipal and county government administration. Twombly has a Bachelor’s in Urban Affairs and a Master’s in Urban Affairs.


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