ELGL Special Forum with CEO of Strategic Government Resources

ELGL Special Forum with Ron Holifield, CEO of Strategic Government Resources

Monday, April 9

11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Bank of the Cascades (Thanks Anthony Petchel)

888 SW 5th Ave,

Portland, OR 97204

(Corner of SW 5th & Taylor)

Limited space – RSVP to oregonelgl@gmail.com

In celebration of ELGL’s 1st annual Call for Resumes, we are holding a special forum with Ron Holifield, Strategic Government Resources (SGR) CEO. SGR, a full service consulting firm specializes in recruiting, selecting, training and developing next generation leaders as well as strategic vision facilitation.  Ron’s current clients include almost 200 organizations in 11 states, training over 1000 employees per month.    Mr. Holifield has also provided strategic marketing consultation to some of the leading companies in America, including Waste Management and American Express, Xerox, IBM, PeopleSoft, Verizon, Aramark, Space Imaging, NASA and many more

He previously served almost two decades in City Management with six different cities.  Mr. Holifield is a recognized leader in innovation and initiatives to run government using private business principles.   While still active as a City Manager, his leadership led “Texas Business Magazine” to name DeSoto as one of the “Best Managed Cities in Texas”, and Texas Outlook Magazine to recognize DeSoto as “One of the Top Twenty Five Texas Cities for Business Relocation”.

Mr. Holifield is a frequent speaker at conferences nationwide, speaking at over 50 events per year.  Most recently he spoke at the Missouri City Manager’s Association Annual Conference and at the Northwest States City Manager’s Annual Conference.  His first book was jointly published by ICMA and the Alliance for Innovation, and he has contributed to numerous publications and articles.   His newest book, Fourth Dimension Leadership, focuses on the process of developing exceptional leaders.  It provides a very practical game plan for how an organization can implement a leadership development process that works.

The organizations led by Mr. Holifield have received numerous state and national awards in economic development, environmental stewardship, community policing, organizational innovation, and financial management.  He previously served on the ICMA/Innovations Groups National Management Practices Panel, and on the Texas Innovations Groups Executive Committee.

He has been interviewed, and/or quoted by numerous news publications including National Public Radio, Entrepreneur Magazine, American Express Open Forum, Texas City Manager Magazine, Texas Town and City, Government Technology Magazine, GovWire Online Magazine, Federal Computer Week Magazine, CIO Magazine, Dallas Morning News, Dallas Business Journal, Plano Star Courier, DFW Tech Biz, Today Newspapers, Focus on the News, D Magazine, International Association of Chiefs of Police Journal, Texas Fire Chief’s Magazine, as well as local news affiliates in various cities.

Mr. Holifield is a dynamic and engaging speaker who always leaves his audience inspired, motivated and equipped to be more effective.

Strategic Government Resources website

SGR: Taking Local Government to the Next Level