Gary Hudder, who has 28 years of transportation and civil construction experience, was hired as the City's Transportation Director in August, 2011. He brings with him a diverse background in road construction, civil construction, transportation management and construction materials management.
In the past, Gary worked in the private sector as a business manager and owner. He began working in the public sector in 2010. His skills and experience were utilized to create operational efficiencies and streamline business practices, which positively affected delivery and financial management of projects for taxpayers.
“Gary’s experience and skill managing major construction projects is one of the primary reasons we’ve added him to our senior management team,” Norwood said. “The City has an aggressive, new five-year traffic improvement program in place, and Gary’s leadership will be critical to ensure we can deliver those projects on time and on budget.”
Gary's extensive business restructuring and start-up experience contributes to his personal mission of delivering faster results, by eliminating unnecessary procedural red tape. Gary's hands-on approach to planning and implementation of projects has delivered successful results many times over in the heavy/highway industry, municipal road construction and commercial site preparation.
“I’m excited about the opportunities in Round Rock, and we have a great staff here that’s eager to deliver completed projects for our citizens,” Gary said.
Gary previously worked as the as the Capital Improvement Program Manager for the City of Prescott, Arizona. In this capacity, Gary was responsible for the planning and construction of all transportation capital improvements and utility system operations.
Prior to working for the City of Prescott, Gary was a president/principal, vice president and general manager of several private sector construction companies in Arizona. In addition, Gary served on the board of directors for the Arizona Chapter of the Associated General Contractors from 2008 to 2010 and he was also a board member of the Yavapai County Contractors Association from 2006 to 2011, serving as board president from 2007 to 2010.
Gary grew up in Arizona and graduated from Chaparral College with a degree in Business Administration.