Priscilla Wilson

Priscilla Wilson, Senior Vice President


Priscilla Wilson is a Senior Vice President with The Mercer Group, Inc., which provides executive search and consulting services to local governments and other entities nationwide. Priscilla’s areas of expertise include: human resources, executive search and assessment centers, management and organizational improvement, and staffing needs analyses.

Prior to joining The Mercer Group, Priscilla served in human resources leadership positions in both the public and private sector for over 30 years, leading operations in North Carolina, Georgia and Texas. Priscilla retired after serving in the position of Senior Managing Director with the City of Garland, Texas for over 15 years. Priscilla provided leadership for internal and operational services, including human resources, civil service, risk management, workforce engagement, public and media relations and fair housing. One of Priscilla’s notable accomplishments while with the City of Garland was her leadership in the cultural transformation initiative, which included the development of city-wide Guiding Principles, the creation of a workforce and engagement department, the implementation of an internal communication portal, the deployment of a biennial employee engagement survey, the creation of a city-wide rewards and recognition program and the development of a robust training and development program.

During her tenure with the City of Garland, Priscilla coordinated several national searches to recruit and hire department directors to ensure efficient delivery of services to the community of over 230,000 citizens and exceptional leadership in an organization of over 2,000 employees. Positions filled included Fire Chief, Utilities Director, Solid Waste Director, Finance Director, IT Director, Planning Director, Economic Development Director, and Human Resources Director.

Priscilla holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from North Carolina State University. She holds IPMA-SCP, SPHR-CP and SHRM-SCP certifications. Additionally, she is a certified career development consultant and credentialed mediator. Priscilla is a founding member and past president of the Texas Chapter of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (TX IPMA-HR) and a member of the Texas City Management Association (TCMA).

Contact Information:


1314 W. McDermott Dr., Suite 106-536
Allen, TX 75013

Mercer Group, Inc. 2019