Anna Mayor among young leaders honored by Dallas Business Journal

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Nate Pike

The Dallas Business Journal recently named Anna Mayor Nate Pike one of its “40 under 40” honorees. The list recognized rising leaders from various fields who are making a significant impact on North Texas.  Pike was selected from a group of more than 400 nominees. A virtual event will be held on July 20 to recognize the winners. 

“This award is a true reflection of Mayor Pike’s dedication and service to the City of Anna,” City Manager Jim Proce said. “His vision for Anna’s unlimited potential has transformed the city into a flourishing community that offers easy access to jobs, a variety of housing options and top-tier amenities, and we are thrilled for the recognition of his many accomplishments.” 

Pike was first elected mayor in 2017.  In May he was overwhelmingly re-elected again with more than 90 percent of the votes.  Among his accomplishments have been helping the city adopt a new comprehensive plan along with a downtown master plan and a parks and trails master plan. During his tenure, Anna has been recognized several times as one of the fastest growing cities in the DFW area. Over the past two years, the city has added 35 new businesses and multiple residential developments. 

Among Pike’s stated priorities now are overseeing the development of the Annas 85-acre business park and bringing a Collin College Campus to the city. He also hopes to spearhead other initiatives to ensures Anna’s future growth over the course of what he says will be his last term in office. 

In addition to his role with the city, Pike works as a senior vice president investment officer for Utter Wealth Management of Wells Fargo Advisors. He is also the chair-elect for the McKinney Chamber of Commerce, an alternate member for McKinney on the North Texas Council of Governments Regional Transportation Council and a former president of the Grayson County Children’s Advocacy Center.