Susan Guthrie was named Tyler’s interim city manager during this morning’s City Council meeting. The appointment is effective August 19.
The decision comes nearly two weeks after City Manager Mark McDaniel announced that he is resigning and taking a job as assistant city manager for the city of Dallas. McDaniel begins his new job on Sept. 2.
Ms. Guthrie currently serves as assistant city manager and communications director.
Ms. Guthrie became the city’s communications director in 2007 and assistant city manager in 2013.
She helped get the employee training program City University up and running, as well as the Lean Six Sigma program, which focuses on streamlining processes and has resulted in more than $5 million saved since 2009. She also was part of the group that formed the Main Street Department and opened Liberty Hall.
She also has become the liaison for the Tyler Convention and Visitors Bureau and helps with Tyler Economic Development Council projects.