The TCMA Management Messenger welcomes Eric Ellwanger to his new position as the city manager of the City of Allen. Eric’s appointment began on June 12. He previously served the City of Allen in the positions of assistant city manager and assistant to the city manager. He also served as interim city manager following the retirement of Peter H. Vargas. Prior to joining the City, Eric served as the strategic services manager for the City of Colleyville. He also served as a customer and utility services manager and budget analyst for the City of Plano.
Eric received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston and a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Texas.
Eric and his wife, Tara, have been married 18 years and have two daughters, Allison and Megan. In his free time, he enjoys watching Megan’s soccer games, Allison’s ballet performances, and St. Louis Cardinals baseball.