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Sr. Vice President, Executive Recruitment


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Larry Gilley joined SGR in 2016. He previously served for more than 38 years in leadership roles in Texas cities. He served as City Manager for the City of Abilene from June 2002 until his retirement. Prior to joining the City of Abilene, Larry served as City Manager for the City of San Marcos, Texas, for almost 14 years. He began his career in municipal government as City Manager in Bovina in 1976 and later served as City Manager in Panhandle.

Larry has been active in his professional association and is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the Texas City Management Association (TCMA) and is Past President of that organization. He served on the Board of the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool (TMLIRP) and served as Chair of that organization. He has served on the MPA Advisory Council at Texas State University, where he also served as an Adjunct Graduate Faculty member. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Texas Tech University and a Master of Public Administration from Texas State University.

ICMA awarded Larry its professional service award for In-Service Training, and the Cen-Tex Chapter of the American Society of Public Administration recognized him as "Professional Administrator of the Year." Larry is also a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from TCMA and is a Life Member of that organization.