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Larry Gilley
Senior Vice President, Executive Recruitment

Tel: 325-660-4208

Larry Gilley joined SGR in 2016, after a highly successful 38-year career in City Management.  Larry’s breadth of experience in Texas local government, which includes service as City Manager in four Texas cities, provides SGR’s clients his extensive knowledge and expertise as both an adviser and a recruiter for one of the most important positions local government can be called upon to select. 

Larry holds a M.P.A. from Texas State University and a B.A. in Political Science from Texas Tech University.  Both degrees have served him well in public service; as they serve him now in the service of Texas’ local governments utilizing the assistance of SGR in the pursuit of the optimal candidate to administer the policies of their elected bodies.  Larry was selected as the International City/County Management Association’s Clarence Ridley Award-Winner for In-Service Training for his dedication to the continual requirement that all government employees, regardless of their position, be informed and trained to provide exceptional service to the citizens they serve.  Larry has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas City Management Association, and served as the President of TCMA in 2002-2003.

Larry is the proud father of five children.  His oldest three children are all adults, while his youngest two are just now entering adolescence.  He considers the fact that he survived three teenagers, and is willingly facing the next six years with twin adolescent girls, as one of his greatest acts of bravery in his career.