City of Hutto Executive Team

Edena Atmore, CPA, CPM, CGFO, CPFO, CGMA 
Assistant City Manager
Edena Atmore

Edena Atmore assists the City Manager with overall governance by providing strategic guidance and leadership for the financial stewardship, operations and quality of life functions of the City. Edena oversees the financial operations, contract administration, municipal court and community services functions of the City. Edena joined the City in 2018 with more than 30 years of financial, accounting and managerial experience. Edena's accomplishments include being awarded the Traditional Finances and Debt Transparency Star by the Texas State Comptroller while she served in Missouri City. Edena also upgraded the City's credit ratings in both Missouri City and the City of DeSoto.

Byron Frankland 
Assistant City Manager

Byron FranklandByron Frankland assists the City Manager with overall governance by providing strategic guidance and leadership for the public safety, regulatory compliance and public works functions of the City. Byron serves as public safety director and oversees the infrastructure, development services and police departments. He joined the City of Hutto in 2017 as Chief of Police. Prior to that he served as Assistant Police Chief in Galveston, Texas where he gained more 25 years of management and policing experience. Byron has successfully lead emergency response efforts in major hurricane and storm events in which he’s managed emergency response teams, including public works and infrastructure teams.

Cara Hanna, JD
City Attorney

Cara HannaCara Hanna serves as in-house City Attorney. She provides overall governance of legal services and risk management. Cara oversees the city prosecutors, risk management, ethics commission and legal services team. Cara comes to this role having been promoted by the City Council after a short stint of serving as Assistant City Manager for the City. She has more than 12 years of legal and leadership experience, including serving as an Assistant Attorney General in the Texas Attorney General's Office and an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Austin. Cara has litigated both criminal and statutory infractions.

Emily Parks serves as Assistant to the City Manager and Public Information Officer. She provides direction and strategic oversight of the City’s public relations, marketing and communications teams. She also supervises the city secretary office, marketing, communications, public information, information technology, and library functions of the City as well as other City Manager initiatives. Emily joins the City with a master’s degree in Journalism from The University of Texas. She has 15 years of experience as a journalist and communications professional. She comes to the City from the media relations division of the Texas Department of Transportation, and previously served as the public relations executive for the Hutto Independent School District.


Paul Hall
Chief of Police

Paul HallPaul Hall serves as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the City and provides for the overall safety of the City. Paul has more than 25 years of experience as a law enforcement officer and previously served as the Assistant Police Chief for the City of Hutto, reporting to previous Chief Byron Frankland. Prior to joining the City of Hutto in 2017, Hall worked at the Texas Attorney General’s Office where he led the Human Trafficking Unit, Joint Terrorism Task Force Investigators, Public Integrity Unit, Money Laundering Unit, and Elections Violations section.

Michel Sorrell

Chief Financial Officer

Michel serves as the chief financial officer for the City of Hutto with more than 15 years of municipal Michel Sorel-2 - Copyfinance experience. Prior to her leadership at Hutto, she also served as the finance director, assistant to the city manager, and senior accountant/budget analyst for the City of Portland; as well as the Comptroller for Georgetown. Michel is a nine-time winner of the distinguished budget award and five-time recipient of the Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting.

Allison Hosgood, MA, SPHR 
Allison HosgoodExecutive Director of Talent Development & Human Resources

Allison Hosgood is a certified HR professional and dynamic leader with more than 15 years of experience in managing talent development and human resource operations. Allison is passionate about coaching executives, developing bottom up talent within organizations and helping employees reach their full potential while maximizing operational efficiency and effectiveness. Allison provides Executive leadership and direction to the talent development, human resources and lean management functions of the City.

Ashley Lumpkin, AICP
Ashley Lumpkin 2Executive Director of Infrastructure &  Development Services

Ashley Lumpkin is a certified planner with more than seventeen years of experience in managing municipal infrastructure, planning and development services. She provides executive leadership and direction to the infrastructure and development services team including planning, code enforcement, construction inspections, building services, geographic information systems, public works and engineering functions of the City. 

Jessica Bullock, AICP 
Jessica BullockDirector of Economic Development

Jessica Bullock is a certified economic development financial professional and planner with experience in managing municipal tax incentive programs, development and site selection processes.  She provides leadership to the overall economic development and tax incentive activities including land development, site selection and tourism.    

Strategic Plan & Execution Guide
The executive team executes the goals and objectives outlined in the City's Council approved Strategic Plan & Execution Guide, which comprise the City’s unwavering commitment to growing Hutto stronger by intentionally focusing on these five Strategic Focus Areas:
  • Well Balanced & Diversified Economy
  • Public Safety
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Quality of Life
  • Infrastructure & Growth
We encourage you to engage with our leadership team through the Public Service Request and Citizen Action Center. You can also give your feedback to the City Council by attending our City Council meetings, and learn first-hand more about the policy-making-decisions.

Together, let’s make Hutto a great place to live, work, learn, and play!