Alan Reddish


Alan Reddish, Senior Vice President

Alan Reddish is a Senior Vice President with the Mercer Group specializing in Executive Search. He has over 35 years of experience as a local government manager serving as Manager in three Georgia communities, most recently retiring as Manager of the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County after 15 years of service. In that capacity Mr. Reddish was responsible for an operating budget exceeding $190 million, 1700 employees and managed three capital programs totaling over $500 million. His major responsibility was managing the daily operations of the local government under the direction of the Mayor and Commission. During his tenure as Manager, Mr. Reddish conducted many national searches to recruit and hire a professional team of department directors to ensure efficient delivery of services to the community of 123,000 and home to the University of Georgia. Positions filled included Assistant County Managers, Police Chief, Finance Director, Fire Chief, Solid Waste Director, Information Technology Director, Leisure Services Director, Economic Development Director, and Human Resources Director.

Mr. Reddish’s professional career also includes three years of service as the Associate Director of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. In this role he was responsible for the management of faculty and support staff that delivered 500 training and professional development programs annually to local and state government officials throughout Georgia.

Mr. Reddish holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Georgia and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Troy State University. He received the first Pillar of the Profession Award from the Georgia City/County Management Association which annually recognizes a person that has demonstrated a sustained commitment to personal and professional development along with mentoring, coaching, and counseling peers and other local government officials. Throughout his career Mr. Reddish has been an active member of the International City/County Management Association, Georgia Municipal Association and Association of County Commissioners of Georgia.

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107 Indigo Lane
Athens, GA 30606

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