Leadership Team

The following are the members of City Manager James Earp's Senior Leadership Team, listed alphabetically by department. For members of the City Manager's Office, please click here

Angela LewisCity Secretary’s Office

Angela Lewis, City Secretary 

Mission Hub: Accountability & Compliance 

Angela Lewis has served as a city clerk in California for several years before joining Team Hutto in Spring 2022. As Hutto City Secretary, she plays a major role in the City’s compliance with the Open Meetings Act, Public Information Act, and other legal responsibilities. Her credentials include Master of Business Administration (MBA),  Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC), and Certified Public Manager (CPM). 

Allison Strupeck - Portrait 2

Communications Department

Allison Strupeck, Director 

Mission Hub: Strategic Operations & Innovation 

A native of Williamson County, Allison Strupeck established her communications career as a news reporter before shifting to public sector communications nearly two decades ago. Since joining Team Hutto in Spring 2021, her areas of focus have included external and internal communications, media relations, multimedia production, public input opportunities, and marketing and branding. She also serves as Public Information Officer (PIO) and oversees crisis communications.  

Kristi Barnes Portrait

Community Outreach & Programs Department

Kristi Barnes, Manager 

Mission Hub: Community Experience & Engagement 

Kristi Barnes, CTE (certified tourism executive), has served Team Hutto since April 2016. In her current role, she leads efforts around culture, history, tourism, special events, and collaborations with volunteers and community groups. She is liaison to the Diversity & Inclusion Commission, and she oversees event management at Brushy Creek Amphitheater. Kristi is active on the Board of Texas Downtown.  

Ashley Bailey - Portrait

Development Services Department

Ashley Bailey, Director 

Mission Hub: Business Engagement & Experience 

With over 20 years of acclaimed experience with municipal planning, Ashley Bailey, AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners), joined Team Hutto in February 2018. Ashley leads the City’s current and future land use strategies and policies, and she oversees the commercial and residential development process as well as the Unified Development Code (UDC).  

Cheney Gamboa - Portrait

Economic Development Department

Cheney Gamboa, Interim Director 

Mission Hub: Business Experience & Expansion 

Bill Zito

Emergency Management Office

Bill Zito, Coordinator 

Mission Hub: Strategic Operations & Innovation 

Starting in January 2023, Bill Zito was the first person to fill this position with Team Hutto. His focus is developing the City’s disaster planning, mitigation, response and recovery capabilities. His extensive background in public service includes 23 years in the U.S. Army, chief of staff at the U.S. Congress, leadership roles with FEMA and, most recently, a liaison officer for the Texas Department of Emergency Management. 

Matt Rector

Engineering Department

Matt Rector, City Engineer 

Mission Hub: Business Experience & Expansion 

Matt Rector rejoined Team Hutto as city engineer in February 2023, after previously serving here as director of engineering and public works 2017 to 2019. His primary focus in Hutto is roads and other major infrastructure projects. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Matt is a licensed professional engineer, certified flood plain manager and supervisor with over 16 years of experience in the profession. 

Anne LaMere

Finance Department

Anne LaMere, Interim Director 

Mission Hub: Accountability & Compliance 

Anne LaMere has served in an interim capacity with Team Hutto since January 2023. A seasoned financial professional with extensive experience in government contracting and all aspects of accounting and finance, Anne is making a positive impact on Hutto’s goals of financial stability and sustainable growth. The Finance Division includes Financial Services, Municipal Court and Utility Billing. 

Irene Talioaga - Portrait

Human Resources Department

Irene Talioaga, Director 

Mission Hub: Employee Experience & Engagement 

Irene Talioaga joined Team Hutto in summer 2021 after a long career in HR with the City of Austin. Here in Hutto, she manages efforts around recruiting, hiring, employee benefits, policies, legal compliance, payroll, worker's compensation, FMLA, employee engagement and more.  

David Reeves Portrait

Information Technology Department

David Reeves, Manager 

Mission Hub: Employee Experience & Engagement 

David Reeves brought decades of IT experience with him when joining Team Hutto in fall 2014. In his current role, David leads maintenance of the City’s computers, servers and network; supports equipment-related procurement and public meeting video streams; and trains City staff on software applications.  

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Trudy Williams, Manager 

Mission Hub: Community Experience & Engagement 

Trudy Williams joined Team Hutto in March 2023 after serving for 30 years in several types of public and private libraries, most recently with the City of Austin. As she leads the next chapter of the Hutto Library, Trudy aims to continue building up the services provided while also extending outreach services into the Hutto community.   

Jeffrey White - Portrait

Parks and Recreation Department

Jeff White, Director    

Mission Hub: Community Experience & Engagement 

Jeff White has been a leader in Parks & Recreation in a few Texas cities, including previous service with Team Hutto before returning to hippo nation in January 2022. Jeff is responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of the Parks & Recreation Department including volunteers, recreation programming, park improvement projects, athletic fields, contract management and urban forestry. Additionally, Jeff oversees park and recreation system planning, construction development oversight, and fiscal management of budget and capital projects.  

Jeffrey Yarbrough - Portrait

Police Department

Jeffrey Yarbrough, Police Chief 

Mission Hub: Community Experience & Engagement 

Jeff Yarbrough joined Team Hutto in April 2022, after serving as Round Rock ISD chief of police. Chief Yarbrough is a highly acclaimed leader in law enforcement. He oversees all aspects of Hutto Police Department’s operations, investigations, training and administration.  

Rick Coronado

Public Works Department

Rick Coronado, Director  

Mission Hub: Business Experience & Expansion 

Rick Coronado joined Team Hutto in March 2023 after 28 years with the City of Austin Water Utility, including nearly a decade as its chief operating officer. His responsibilities with Hutto include providing leadership and administrative direction on major public works activities including street and drainage maintenance, water and wastewater line maintenance, fleet management, facility maintenance, infrastructure improvements and construction inspection.