Deputy City Manager: Fred Marty
Major General (U.S. Army, Retired) Fred Marty joined the City of Springfield as Deputy City Manager in October 2010, with more than 47 years of public sector leadership experience. He has worked extensively with public officials at the federal, state and local levels. Under his leadership, Fort Sill, Oklahoma was named "The Best-Managed Installation in the Army." Marty is a recipient of the Army's highest peacetime award, the Distinguished Service Medal.
Retiring in 1993 after 30 years of distinguished service in the U.S. Army, General Marty began a second career in public service as Vice President for Administrative Services at Missouri State University. Five years later, the University’s Board of Governors selected him as Chancellor of the West Plains Campus. General Marty relocated to Springfield in 2001 to serve as Executive Director and oversee the opening of the new American National Fish and Wildlife Museum. Two years later, he returned to Missouri State University as Associate Vice President for Administrative Services. In 1989, General Marty was selected by Missouri State as an Outstanding Alumnus and later earned the University’s prestigious Staff Excellence in Service Award.
Following his retirement from the University in March 2006, General Marty was employed as Executive Director for the Generations Sports Complex near Williamsport, Pennsylvania. In January 2007, he was chosen by the Board of Commissioners for the County of Lycoming to become the Director of Administration and Chief Clerk for the County government.
He attended Missouri State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree and participated in Army ROTC. General Marty is a distinguished graduate of the United States Field Artillery School, the United States Army Command and General Staff College, and the Air War College. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
MSU chose Marty for its 2013 Wall of Fame. The Wall of Fame, which is located outside the ballroom in the Plaster Student Union (3rd floor), is a designated location for the university to recognize and honor current and former employees who have excelled at Missouri State and significantly contributed to the success and positive collegiate experience of students.
Over the past 15 years, General Marty has served almost continuously on a number of public boards. He and his wife, Marty, have two sons, Patrick and Michael, and five grandchildren.Close Window