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Tim Pickering
President & CEO, Interim Public Management LLC

Credentialed City Manager and Certified Economic Developer
Phone  480.577.0949

Mr. Pickering began Interim Public Management, LLC in 2010 to assist communities through the realities of changing leadership. Interim Public Management is made up of over 120 tenured city, town and village managers, public executives and department directors who have experience at over 70 municipalities and organizations in 15 states.

Tim Pickering has served communities for over two decades in the capacity of city manager or CEO, including Fountain Hills, Arizona and Salt River Devco in Arizona; Collinsville and Freeburg, Illinois; and Olivette, Missouri — all in major metropolitan areas. He served on the Valley Leadership Board of Directors in Phoenix and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.

Tim served on the Board of Directors of the Arizona City Management Association and as President of the St. Louis City Management Association and has received the Dr. Leo Cohen Urban Management Award. He is a 25-year member of International City/County Managers’ Association (ICMA) and is a Credentialed ICMA Manager.

Mr. Pickering has his BS and Masters of Public Administration from Southern Illinois University and is a graduate of Harvard University at Cambridge’s program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute and has been one of the country’s approximately 1,100 Certified Economic Developers for seventeen years. Additionally, he has taught administrative topics in graduate programs at Arizona State University.

Mr. Pickering specializes in helping communities through difficult financial and political times, as evidenced by guiding Fountain Hills from a dysfunctional political situation and bleak financial outlook to being named by Phoenix Magazine as the best place to live in the Valley of the Sun.

Tim Pickering

Tim Pickering, President and CEO

Tim and Deanna Pickering

Tim and Deanna Pickering, Owners

Gene Martel

Gene Martel, Associate

When on engagement, Gene serves local municipalities in the capacity of Interim IT Director or CIO. When not on an engagement, Gene provides IT support to IPM as well as assists in Associate recruiting and various areas of business administration and operations for the company.