Travis Allen, a Cherokee County native who earned a Masters in Public Administration from Western Carolina University, has been named Assistant to the Scotland County Manager, effective January 3, 2017.
Allen served as a graduate assistant at Western Carolina University where he conducted research and collected data for projects centered on North Carolina public policy issues.
Allen also earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminology and interned with the Jackson County Parole where he collected offender packets for officers and assisted the chief probation officer with daily duties.
As a right-of-way supervisor for Cherokee Clearing Inc., a family-run business, Allen managed employees and job sites, analyzed pipeline layouts, planned budgets and created timelines for anticipated finish dates.
He replaces Ann Kurtzman, who will retire January 31, 2017, after nearly 16 years of service as Clerk to the Board, Assistant to the County Manger and Public Information Officer.