Whitehead Named MTAS Assitant Director

Rick Whitehead, who hasbeen a municipal management consultant with the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) since 2004, was named as the agency’s new assistant director. Whitehead will be located in the agency’s Knoxville office.

“We are obviously familiar with Rick’s work and are happy that he accepted the assistant director’s position,” said Dr. Mary H. Jinks, vice president of public service. “He has the knowledge, experience and professionalism required for this position.”

Before coming to MTAS, Whitehead served as city manager for the city of Anniston, Ala., from 1999-2004, and from 1996-2000, he served as the city attorney for Anniston. He also has served as the deputy economic development director in Auburn, Ala., and as city manager in Etowah.

Whitehead received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Alabama, his master’s in public administration from Auburn University and his doctor of jurisprudence from Alabama. ■

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