Allena J. Portis, who is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Master of Public Administration Degree, joined the “Show Me City” on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. Prior to this role, she was the Director of Finance for League City.
With experience in government and non-profit sectors, Portis brings a wide-range of expertise to the MCTX team and is adept in fiscal management, advanced accounting, and preparing and implementing budgets. As CFO, she will have oversight of the Financial Services Team, which is comprised of 16 full-time professionals who manage the Accounting, Budget, Payroll, Procurement, Revenue Collections, and Treasury management functions of the City and the Local Government Corp.
In addition to fiscal management, Portis is also proficient in contract development and negotiations, staff development and performance and employee training and mentorship.
As well as working in League City as director and assistant director of finance; Portis’ career in government finance includes the following service:
Manager of Fiscal and Administrative Services, Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Department;
Director of Sheriff’s Administrative Services, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office;
Fiscal Operations Manager, Police Department, City of Sacramento; and
Accounting Manager, City of Elk Grove;
Portis earned her MPA from Golden Gate University, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from University of Phoenix and an Associate of Science Degree in Business/Accounting from Los Medanos College. She also has numerous professional certifications and is currently the Vice President of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas.