Allena J. Portis, who is a Certified Public Accountant with a Master of Public Administration and Master of Urban Planning, joined the “Show Me City” on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. Prior to this role, she was the Director of Finance for League City.
With experience in government and non-profit sectors, Portis brings a wide-range of expertise to the MCTX team and is adept in fiscal management, advanced accounting, and preparing and implementing budgets. As CFO, she will have oversight of the Financial Services Team, which is comprised of 18 full-time professionals who manage the Accounting, Budget, Payroll, Procurement, Revenue Collections, and Treasury management functions of the City and the Local Government Corp.
In addition to fiscal management, Portis is also proficient in contract development and negotiations, staff development and performance and employee training and mentorship.
As well as working in League City as director and assistant director of finance; Portis’ career in government finance includes the following service:
Manager of Fiscal and Administrative Services, Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Department;
Director of Sheriff’s Administrative Services, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office;
Fiscal Operations Manager, Police Department, City of Sacramento; and
Accounting Manager, City of Elk Grove.
Portis earned her Master in Public Administration from Golden Gate University, a Master in Urban Planning from the University of Southern California, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from University of Phoenix and an Associate of Science Degree in Business/Accounting from Los Medanos College. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, she is also a Certified Public Funds Investment Manager and an Economic Development Finance Professional. She is a member of Pi Alpha Alpha, the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration, and the Past President of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas.