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There is a new Procurement Manager at the City of Huntsville – Robert Pearce. A native of Beaumont, Pearce made the move to Huntsville after falling in love with its natural beauty, hiking trails, state park, and more.
Pearce graduated from Beaumont High School, attended Lamar University, and received his BBA in Business Management. Following graduation, Pearce worked for a bank as a loan officer.
“That was an experience, that pushed me into my next position at the City of Beaumont in the Finance Department,” Pearce said. “In 2006, I moved to the City of Pearland to work in the Purchasing Department, overseeing two buyers.”
Pearce reflected on the growth of Pearland in recent years compared to his early career.
“Working at the same pace for 12 years in Pearland, I was able to witness a typical $60,000 purchase back in the 1970s become daily transactions of $130,000,” Pearce said. “Throughout the maintenance of day-to-day activities, I realized that it was time to start looking at a smaller city and was ready to find a better fit. Huntsville was a blessing.”
Pearce said he had visited Huntsville in the past, and thought the area was pretty. He enjoys hiking so much that he bought a Huntsville State Park annual pass the first weekend he arrived. He reflected on his first few months with the City.
“I am getting to know the procedures and becoming familiar with the staff,” Pearce said. “I have goals to tweak a few processes to achieve organization and efficiency. In my previous role, I oversaw employees and delegated duties. In Huntsville, I am the department and have been embracing the challenge of being the go-to person for everyone with a smile.”
Pearce has one daughter, who lives in North Carolina and recently married a “West Point boy.”
Aside from enjoying the outdoors, Pearce spends his spare time at concerts with friends.
“I love live music and am an avid music lover,” Pearce said. “The Astros are my team, but I enjoy all sports. Having already hiked the Canadian Rockies, I consider myself a fitness buff and fanatic. One of my long-term goals is to continue to learn something new every day as I serve the citizens of Huntsville.”
For more information, contact Pearce at RPearce@HuntsvilleTX.gov or 936-291-5495.