Clint Pires holds a master’s degree in public administration from Northern Illinois University and an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts. He has spent the past 47 years working in the public sector and academia. Clint has held positions with Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic District (Massachusetts), Northern Illinois University and the City of Elgin, Illinois. He also was assistant director of the Illinois City Management Association. He spent 15 years as manager of information technologies and five years as deputy city manager for the City of St. Louis Park, Minnesota. He is now the chief information officer for the same city, responsible for IT, cable TV, communications and marketing. He was an adjunct professor at Hamline University’s Graduate School of Management in St. Paul, Minnesota, from 2001 to 2014.