Alan Guard is experienced at guiding elected officials and stakeholders in the formation of a community vision and leading an organization in implementing that vision. Alan has extensive experience in municipal finance, economic development, strategic planning and building a culture of servant leadership.
Currently the Finance Director for the City of Anna since 2020, Alan modernized the City’s technology and processes and improved the City’s bond rating from Aa3 to Aa2.
Prior to being with Anna, Alan served as City Manager of Pilot Point Texas where he prepared the first strategic plan and organization work plan in more than 5 years. As City Manager of Chickasha, Oklahoma, Alan negotiated the installation of electrical systems for the Chickasha Airport Industrial Park. Alan has also serviced as Chief Financial Officer for the Cities of Rowlett and, Davenport, Iowa as well as Interim Finance Director for the Cities of Murphy and Fate.
Receiving a BA from the University of Texas at El Paso and an MA from the University of Texas at Dallas, Alan added to those honors with a Certificate of Completion State and Local Government Executive Leadership Training, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and is a certificated Government Finance Officer as well as being a member of ICMA, TCMA, GFOA and GFOAT.