Mayor Appoints New Commissioner of Finance

Mayor John C. Tkazyik announced today that Mr. William Brady of Poughkeepsie will be the new Commissioner of Finance for the City of Poughkeepsie.  He takes the position after former Commissioner of Finance, Camilo Bunyi, was appointed City Administrator. Karen Sorrell, Deputy Commissioner of Finance, has been acting in the role since the absence.  His previous employment was at the Town of LaGrange as an Accountant to the Comptroller and as a Comptroller/Budget Officer for the Town of Beekman.  Mr. Brady’s major responsibilities will include the administration of the financial affairs of the City’s seventy million dollar operating budget and preparation of the Capital Plan.  The Commissioner of Finance salary is $80,000.  His appointment will be effective Monday, May 13, 2013.

Mayor Tkazyik said, “I have full confidence that Mr. Brady will be an asset to the City of Poughkeepsie.  He comes highly recommended and his background in both private and especially public sector finance will help the City immensely in this challenging economic climate.”

Mr. Brady holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Kentucky and previously worked as a Financial Analyst for IBM Corporation.  He has more than 25 years of experience in the private sector and 12 years of public service to the Towns of Beekman and LaGrange.  He has worked with several departments in county government in the past including the Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority, Dutchess County Planning and Development and the Dutchess County Real Property Tax Service.  He was appointed to the Committee on Tax Fairness and Equity and served on that committee until its conclusion, reporting its findings to the Dutchess County Legislature.

Mr. Brady is quoted as saying, “I am aware of the challenges that all municipalities, including the City of Poughkeepsie, face in these difficult economic times.  I feel certain that my experiences in both the public and private sectors qualify me to assist in meeting those challenges.”

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