Two longtime Frisco city staff members have been promoted to lead their respective departments.

What happened?

Interim Engineering Services Director Jason Brodigan and Finance Director Derrick Cotten were promoted to engineering services director and chief financial officer, respectively, on March 25, according to a city news release.

“Both Jason [Brodigan] and Derrick [Cotten] are exceptionally qualified and perform at high levels,” City Manager Wes Pierson said in the release. “They’re important to the success of Team Frisco, continuing our prioritization of efficiency and innovation in everything we do.”

Brodigan and Cotten assumed their roles immediately, according to the news release.

Meet the team

Brodigan was first hired in Frisco as a senior civil engineer in 2007 after a nearly 14-year career with the Texas Department of Transportation, according to the release.

Once working for the city, Brodigan was eventually promoted to capital projects manager and assistant director before he was appointed the engineering department’s interim director in November 2023. He has helped oversee infrastructure related to multiple city projects, including The Star, Professional Golf Association developments and redeveloping the Rail District.

“I’m excited and blessed to have the opportunity to lead a talented group of people,” Brodigan said in the release.

As engineering director, Brodigan will direct the city’s capital projects, development and traffic divisions.

“We’re going to need to be innovative to keep people moving without building more lanes,” Brodigan said. “Utilizing latest in signal technology, as well as roundabouts, are two innovative approaches in our toolbox.”

Cotten came to Frisco in 2018 after six years in the U.S. Air Force and working in the cities of Lodi and Stockton, California, according to the release. He was hired as an accounting manager before being promoted to controller and later as the city’s finance director.

“Frisco’s finances are unique and complex,” Cotten said in the release. “It’s a team effort to manage, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to be part of that team.”

During his time as finance director, he established Frisco’s COVID-19 small-business grant program and assisted in implementing the funding structure for the PGA and Fields developments from public-private partnerships.