City’s new finance director has ‘tight grip on every dime of taxpayer money,’ mayor says

City’s new finance director has ‘tight grip on every dime of taxpayer money,’ mayor says

With three many years of practical experience working a multitude of positions in the city’s Finance Office, the office’s newly employed director gives Tulsa’s mayor a shiny outlook.

Efficient right away, Tammy Pitts will serve as the city’s chief monetary officer, Mayor G.T. Bynum announced Tuesday. Pitts replaces previous Finance Director James Wagner, who moved to the Doing work In Neighborhoods Office past thirty day period.

“I am fired up to announce that Tammy Pitts will serve as the subsequent Director of Finance for the Town of Tulsa,” Bynum wrote in a information release. “Over a 3-ten years vocation in the City’s Finance Division, Tammy has designed firsthand awareness of its many functions.

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“She is a candid leader with a tight grip on each individual dime of taxpayer cash entrusted to the Town. Getting relied on Tammy’s judgment and assistance for yrs, I could not be happier to operate with her relocating ahead as the City’s Director of Finance.”

The Finance Division has 161 staff members and administers centralized general public economic features for the metropolis by seven divisions: Accounting, Administration, Budget and Setting up, Town Clerk’s Place of work, Obtaining, Treasury, and Utility Products and services, according to the release.

Pitts, who holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Northeastern State University, has worked for the town for 32 decades and has served in numerous roles inside the Finance Department, such as accountant, treasury analyst and financial debt officer, and economical forecast analyst, the release states.

She most lately served as the interim Finances Division supervisor, accountable for acquiring and employing a $968.5 million funds set by town leaders for metropolis providers and plans.

Pitts was also dependable for instituting the program-dependent price range system with senior office leadership, which transformed the yearly line-item finances into a clear method point of view spending budget.

“I’m truly humbled to have this chance to guide the Finance Department and look forward to partnering with the Mayor, Council, and Metropolis departments in continuing to supply the maximum stage of stewardship to the citizens of Tulsa,” Pitts reported in the launch.


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