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Allena J. Portis, a fiscal veteran with more than 22 years’ experience implementing sound financial procedures and strategies, is Missouri City’s new Director of Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer.
Portis, who is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Master of Public Administration Degree, joined the “Show Me City” on Monday, Jan. 7. 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 16 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.
“Ms. Portis brings a wealth of operations experience and is an excellent addition to our award-winning team,” said City Manager Anthony J. Snipes. “She is also experienced in using the City’s ERP system, Tyler MUNIS, which is a great benefit to the City as she is able to foster a smooth transition with minimal training.”
As well as working in League City as director and assistant director of finance; Portis’ career in government finance includes the following service:
Portis earned her MPA from Golden Gate University, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from University of Phoenix and an Associate of Science Degree in Business/Accounting from Los Medanos College. She also has numerous professional certifications and is currently the Vice President of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas.
Portis succeeds Edena Atmore, who is now an Assistant City Manager in Hutto, Texas.
“I look forward to partnering with the City’s exemplary staff to continue our mission of delivering outstanding customer service to all members of our diverse community,” Portis said. “And, the Financial Services Team will remain committed to transparency, stewardship and the City’s vision of being known and recognized as a superior municipal organization.”
To learn more about the MCTX Financial Services Department, visit: www.mctxfinance.com.
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