Rick Menchaca

Rick Menchaca

Summary

“Vision to Reality”

Talented in the delivery of Exceptional results through Strategic Corporate Communications and planning, stellar Customer Service and Team Building.

Pension System Experience

Texas Municipal Retirement System Board of TrusteesAppointed by Governor Bush in 1995 and reappointed by Governor Perry in 2001 (first reappointment of a full term trustee in over 20 years).Represent 830 cities with over 122,000 municipal employees and retirees.System has approximately $15 billion in assets.

Objective

Seeking a Senior Manager, Director or Public Affairs career with a municipal government, management consuting, or Public Pension relations corportation.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2007 - Mar 2008

President

RKMenchaca, LLC

Management and strategy consulting firm advising private, public and non-profit organizations on Public Affairs, Strategy, Organizational, Operational, Public Pension, Corporate Governance andPublic Policy issues.

Feb 2000 - Aug 2007

City Manager

City of Midland

Chief Executive Officer of the 35th fastest growing city with the 15th highest income per capita in the United States.  Midland is a self-sustaining full service city, including General Services, Utilities, International Airport, Mass Transit, Economic Development and 4a and 4b sales taxes.  Responsible for a senior management team of 12; assisted by two Assistant Managers. (110,000 population)

§Developed Local, State and Federal  Intergovernmental Relations program

§Developed the City’s first State and Federal relations program, which resulted in over $70 million in additional funding

§Developed a talented management team and organization

§Expanded public and corporate communications via internet, cable TV and media print

§Expanded relations with chamber of commerce, including Hispanic Chamber and Black Chamber

§Meet regularly with elected and appointed at the Local, State and Federal levels

§Established Regional relations with other taxing entities via Roundtable meetings

§Enhanced productivity and customer service by developing a high performing organization via managed competition

§General Fund Reserve doubled in the past 7 years, by $13 million (44% Reserve)

Feb 1993 - Jan 2000

Deputy City Manager

City of Midland

Deputy City Manager - City of Midland, Texas 10/98-1/00 Executive manager of Development Services, Community Services and Utilities departments.City Budget Officer and supervised the Investments program.

§Designed city’s first Economic Development incentive program

§Improved customer and delivery of services

§Expanded parks system acreage

Assistant City Manager - City of Midland, Texas 1/97-9/98 Executive manager of Development Services, Community Services, and Utilities departments.City Budget Officer and supervised the Investments program.

§Improved return on investments

§Improved the delivery of citizen services and responsiveness

§Improved City relations with development community and builders

Assistant City Manager - City of Midland, Texas 2/93-12/96 Executive manager of the Management and Community Services areas, includingAdministrative Services, Finance, Fleet & Facilities Management, Communication and Information Services, and Community Services.City Budget Officer and supervised the Investments program.

§City received its first GFOA Budget Recognition Award

§Improved the internal and external customer services

§Supervised the migration of the financial, purchasing and human resources computer systems, which resulted in improved communication and management of internal support services

Education

Education
Aug 1986 - Aug 1988

Master of Public Administration

Aug 1983 - Aug 1986

Bachelor of Arts

Majored in Government with a Minor in Finance.  Completed my undergraduate degree in 3 years.