Addison City Manager Wes Pierson announced today the appointment of Dr. Scott Neils to serve as Addison’s Interim Chief Financial Officer. Dr. Neils has over 30 years of successful senior management experience as an executive in municipalities, finance and banking, software development, Internet and E-commerce, manufacturing and consulting.
Most recently, Dr. Neils taught Financial and Managerial Accounting at Collin College in McKinney, TX. He previously served in Watauga, Texas as City Manager and Finance Director. Before joining Watauga, Dr. Neils served as Compliance Officer for TCM Bank N.A., a $150 million credit card bank and wholly owned subsidiary of Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA). His previous assignment was Compliance Officer for Bank of Whitman, in Pullman, WA. Bank of Whitman is a $690 million community bank with 20 branches in eastern Washington. Along with his compliance duties, Dr. Neils was also responsible for marketing, asset-liability management, physical and information security, and training. Prior to Bank of Whitman, Dr. Neils served as President and CEO of TS&B Financial Services, Inc. (TSBFS). TSBFS was a full-service Merchant and Investment Banking Company, which was a wholly owned subsidiary of TS&B Holdings, Inc., a public company. He was Chief Financial Officer of the parent company. His previous assignment was as COO – Agriculture of Ball Enterprises, a $200M holding company engaged in agribusiness, real estate development, and other activities. Dr. Neils worked directly as the operating officer in several entities including high quality fresh beef production, an export company, and a weekly newspaper.
“Scott has strong experience and an impressive skill set,” said Addison City Manager Wes Pierson. “He’s breadth of experience in both the public and private sector will serve the Addison community well and we are pleased to have him as part of our team.”
Dr. Neils earned a Doctor of International Business Administration (DIBA) degree from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, an MBA from Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, and a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington. Dr. Neils has earned the Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, and Certified Government Finance Officer credentials, along with other compliance designations. Neils is a retired Army Reserve Officer with over 21 years of service, earning the Meritorious Service and Bronze Star Medals, among others, and Ranger, Airborne and Expert Infantry Badge awards.
Welcome to Addison, Dr. Neils!