PROSPER — In the midst of the most prolific economic development period in the history of Prosper, the town has made another personnel move that reinforces the municipality’s resolve to actively support its expanding business climate.
In addition to bringing in former Frisco Mayor Maher Maso as Executive Director of the Prosper Economic Development Corporation, a move widely seen as a precursor to a deeper and more robust effort at commercial expansion, the town has recently announced the hiring of Chuck Springer, a highly-experienced veteran of local government, with a resume replete with financial expertise.
“Chuck’s singular experience is unmatched,” says Town Manager Harlan Jefferson. “With over 30 years of excellence in municipal government work, Chuck is the right fit for us as we move into areas of economic development that we have not experienced in the past. The experience Chuck and Maher bring to their respective positions is truly substantial.”
Springer, a Certified Government Finance Officer who previously served as president of the Government Treasurers’ Organization of Texas, was the Director of Finance for the City of Denton prior to joining Prosper as the Executive Director of Administrative Services.
He began his municipal government career in 1983 as an intern for the Town of Flower Mound. He quickly rose through the ranks, eventually rising to Assistant Town Manager. He left Flower Mound and served the City of Arlington for 18 years, serving as Interim Chief Financial Officer, Treasury Manager and Cash and Debt Administrator. While there, he played an integral role during negotiations for the construction of a professional football facility.
Returning to Flower Mound, Springer filled the role of Assistant Town Manager/Chief Financial Officer and briefly served as Acting Town Manager.
In the Denton position, he managed Accounting, Budget, Customer Service, Purchasing and Materials Management, Municipal Court and Treasury Operations. As the first occupant of the position in Prosper, his duties include oversight of the Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology functions.
“Chuck serves as the liaison between Town staff and the EDC,” added Jefferson. “His extensive financial background will be incredibly important as economic development takes an ever-increasing profile across the Town’s service footprint.”
Springer earned a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University in 1981 and a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Texas in 1985.