Mark McDaniel, a seasoned public sector executive with more than 35 years experience, will be filling the role of deputy city manager in Fort Worth.

The details

This is not McDaniel’s first experience working in Fort Worth. According to a city news release, he previously served the city as interim chief transformation officer and helped create the FWLab, the city's innovations department.

McDaniel will begin his new role on Jan. 13, the news release states. His past experience in city management includes:
  • Assistant city manager for the city of Dallas
  • City manager for Kerrville, Texas
  • City manager for Tyler, Texas
  • City manager for Woodway, Texas
  • Budget director and assistant city manager for Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Assistant city manager for Lake Jackson, Texas
  • Budget director for Denton, Texas
In his most recent role, McDaniel served as senior vice president for Strategic Government Resources, where he conducted executive searches and led special consulting efforts, according to the news release.

Quote of note

“Mark brings an emphasis on finance, organizational development, performance improvement, planning, operations management and economic development,” City Manager David Cooke said.

A closer look

McDaniel has also served in various leadership roles in professional organizations during his career. According to the news release, these roles include:
  • Vice president for the International City/County Management Association
  • President for the Texas City Management Association
  • Board member for the Alliance for Innovation
  • Chair of the University of North Texas Master of Public Administration advisory board