Rick Whitehead, who hasbeen a municipal management consultant with the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) since 2004, was named as the agencyâ€™s new assistant director. Whitehead will be located in the agencyâ€™s Knoxville office.
â€œWe are obviously familiar with Rickâ€™s work and are happy that he accepted the assistant directorâ€™s position,â€ said Dr. Mary H. Jinks, vice president of public service. â€œHe has the knowledge, experience and professionalism required for this position.â€
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 bachelorâ€™s degree in political science from the University of Alabama, his masterâ€™s in public administration from Auburn University and his doctor of jurisprudence from Alabama. â–