Public Executive Institute

The 2016 Public Executive Institute took place in Austin, April 18-22. Eighteen students were challenged to rethink and learn new competencies for leadership. Sessions included Leadership in the 21st Century; The Resilient Organization; Strategies for Engagement; The Manager’s Role in Vision; Leading Change; Developing and Sustaining Climates for Creativity; Political Astuteness: Bridging the Gap Between Politics and Professionalism; Leading Through Big Disruptions; Leadership Development Planning; Implementation Strategies for Action; and Passions for the Profession.

Public Executive Institute Class of 2016
PEI Class
Frank Baker
, City Manager, Van Alstyne
Jonathon Bazan
, Assistant County Administrator, Dallas County
David Beach
, Public Works Director, West University Place
Sereniah Breland
, City Manager, Alvin
Tim Crow
, Chief of Police, Gonzales
Kelly Davila
, Director of Regional Services, South Plains Association of Governments
Mike Foreman
, City Manager, Celina
Rodney Gonzales
, Director, Development Services Department, Austin
Micah Grau
, Assistant City Manager, Hutto
E.A. Hoppe
, City Manager, Bulverde
Mark Israelson
, Assistant City Manager, Plano
Kelly Kuenstler
, City Manager, Leon Valley
Don Magner
, First Assistant City Manager, Richardson
Jennifer May
, Director of Economic Development, Sugar Land
Debbie Maynor
, Assistant Director of Human Resources, Austin
CJ Snipes
, City Administrator, Fulshear
Chris Steubing
, City Engineer, Sugar Land
Joey Zapata
, Assistant City Manager, Dallas
Barry Bales
, Assistant Dean for Professional Development, LBJ School of Public Affairs
Terrell Blodgett
, Mike Hogg Professor Emeritus in Urban Management, LBJ School of Public Affairs
Dan Johnson
, City Manager, Richardson (PEI Executive in Residence)