Executive Search begins as Tarrant County Administrator G.K. Maenius announces retirement

FORT WORTH, Texas - The Tarrant County Commissioners Court and search firm Mackenzie Eason & Associates have officially announced the commencement of a nationwide search for a new County Administrator following the upcoming retirement of G.K. Maenius. Maenius, a respected public servant, is set to retire on September 30 after serving the County since 1988.

Tarrant County Judge Tim O'Hare said, “G.K. Maenius is a Tarrant County institution. He is a man of the utmost integrity and has made an immeasurable impact on our county.  He has set the bar incredibly high.” As the County’s Chief Administrative Officer, Maenius provided invaluable staff support to the Tarrant County Commissioners Court, an organization with over 4,000 employees and an annual budget of over $900 million.

The new County Administrator will be at the helm of one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States, with a population of over 2.1 million people, spread across more than 41 cities. “The role calls for a visionary leader with an open, transparent, respectful, and collaborative management style. The ability to make data-driven decisions, forge partnerships, and plan strategically are key characteristics sought for this position,” said O’Hare.

"The new Administrator must know how to operate and take direction from the five members of the Commissioners Court, navigate a large, flat organization, and coordinate with a broad range of elected, local, state and federal officials," Maenius said.

Darien George of Mackenzie Eason & Associates added, “The Commissioners Court was clear that they are conducting a nationwide search for someone that has experience in a large organization and comparable-size budget, and are open to a variety of backgrounds and experiences, but most importantly someone that will bring the executive presence to navigate guiding Tarrant County into the future.”

Commissioner Manny Ramirez emphasized the strategic role the new County Administrator will play, saying, “The new County Administrator will bring a breadth and depth to ensure that Tarrant County is efficient, has a great staff, and is poised for future growth while continuing our history of fiscal stewardship.”

Interested candidates may contact Darien George from Mackenzie Eason & Associates for additional information at dgeorge@mackenzieeason.com or 817-922-9152.


Fort Worth is the county seat strategically located in the heart of Tarrant County and serves as an epicenter for the robust economic growth and cultural vibrancy that defines Texas.

With its roots dating back to 1849, Tarrant County has a rich history that serves as the foundation for the wonderful and innovative community it is today. Covering approximately 902 square miles, it is home to over two million residents making it the third-most populous county in Texas and 15th in the United States.

The largest city within the county is Fort Worth, with Arlington being the second-largest city. Known for its economic vibrancy, western heritage, and strategic location, Tarrant County is home to many world-class attractions and businesses.

Key industries thriving within Tarrant County include aerospace, technology, healthcare, manufacturing, oil & gas, and logistics, thanks to the presence of significant corporations such as American Airlines, Bell Helicopter, Lockheed Martin, BNSF, General Motors, and Alcon. Its dynamic economy is powered by the entrepreneurial spirit that runs deep in the heart of Texas, fostering an environment where businesses can thrive and innovate.


Mackenzie Eason & Associates is a national executive search and consulting firm with nineteen years of experience working with the public and private sectors. Committed to making clients better through their people, we know that no matter if its hiring, growing, or developing leaders… People are the biggest factor in every company’s success. Named as a Forbes Top 100 Executive Search Firm in 2021 and 2022 for the scientific and research driven approach to executive search and HR consulting.

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Darien George
E-mail: dgeorge@mackenzieeason.com
Phone: 817-922-9152

News release date: August 10, 2023