Ron Holifield served almost two decades in City Management, including Assistant City Manager in Plano, Texas, as well as City Manager in Garland, DeSoto, Farmersville and Sundown, and on the City Manager’s staff in Lubbock. In 1996, he left city management and purchased Government Relations Specialists, where he provided strategic marketing consultation for many of the leading corporations in America, including Space Imaging, American Express, IBM, Xerox and over 50 other Fortune 500 companies, as well as NASA.
In 1999, Ron sold that company and founded Strategic Government Resources to specialize in Recruiting, Assessing and Developing Innovative, Collaborative, Authentic Leaders for local governments nationwide.
Today, Ron speaks at over 50 state and national conferences and workshops each year and remains high profile in the city management profession. SGR is the third largest local government executive search firm in the nation, operates the second largest local government job board in the nation, and provides live and online leadership development to more local government executives and midlevel managers than any other company in the nation.
Ron holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Abilene Christian University and a Master of Public Administration from Texas Tech University.