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Gary Holland
Senior Vice President, Executive Recruitment

Tel: 405-269-3445

Gary Holland joined SGR as Senior Vice President of Executive Recruitment in 2013 after serving for six years as Senior Vice President with another search firm, providing executive recruitment and management consulting for local governments across the nation.

Prior to that, he served over 17 years with the City of Kissimmee, Florida, as Assistant to the City Manager, Assistant City Manager and finally Deputy City Manager. Before his distinguished career in City Management, Gary had also served for 10 years as a Local Government Specialist with Oklahoma State University focusing on technology transfer and community development. During that time, he participated with ICMA’s Public Technology Inc. in a three-year program as the technology transfer agent in a four-state region.

He was also a charter member of the County Government Training Program established by the Oklahoma Legislature to develop and present educational programs to elected county officials throughout the State. Gary has authored a wide variety of publications on local government topics and has presented at numerous state and national conferences on local government management topics with a particular emphasis on innovative technologies.

Gary holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Management from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Business Administration in Management and Finance from Oklahoma State University.