Kevin Catlin has been on the job as Springfield’s City Manager for three months.  He was a guest on the 95.3 WBCK Morning Show with Tim Collins.

Catlin, 28, was most recently the assistant city manager of Brookings, South Dakota.  He replaced Nate Henne, who resigned.  Catlin has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Illinois-Springfield.  He grew up in the Chicago area, where five of his family members were police officers.  All are now retired.  His grandparents live in Howell, Michigan. He also has relatives in Troy.

Catlin is reserve police officer and a local representative of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  He is also a skilled cyber-security professional with expertise in securing government information systems.

Catlin says transparency is one of the things that drew him to Springfield, along with the city’s smaller, conservative approach.

Catlin was also recently appointed and sworn to serve as a Special Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Emergency Management and Homeland Security division. He serves as the resident expert and liaison between the Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.