Who knows how long Anne Kelly-Lenz would have survived as finance director under Joe Ganim who returns to the mayor’s office on Tuesday. She did not give him the chance to replace her. She’s headed to Wilton as chief financial officer there, according to a story in the Wilton Bulletin.
Kelly-Lenz worked in the city Finance Department for about 10 years. She was appointed finance director in 2012. Bridgeport’s finance director oversees the revenue side of the budget such as tax collections and tax assessments. Former Fairfield First Selectman Ken Flatto could end up as either finance director or director of the office of Policy and Management, which builds and oversees the revenue side of the budget. Prior to his election as first selectman, Flatto served as the chief financial officer for Orangetown NY, and comptroller and deputy commissioner for the City of Yonkers NY. Flatto is a licensed certified public accountant. He received his MBA from Cornell University.
From the Wilton Bulletin. Thanks to OIB reader Madeline Dennis for the heads-up on this.
At a special Board of Selectmen meeting Tuesday, Nov. 24, Wilton’s selectmen unanimously hired Anne Kelly-Lenz to permanently fill the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Sandy Dennies, whose resignation takes effect Nov. 30.
Kelly-Lenz will be leaving her post as finance director of the city of Bridgeport to join Wilton. According to her LinkedIn page, she has six years’ experience in the private sector as the accounting manager of a hedge fund company preceding her public career.
For the city of Bridgeport, she worked three years as treasurer, four as tax collector and four as finance director.
Full story here.