Politically-astute financial professional with successful record in budget and personnel management
Champion of change and efficiency in an environment that previously relied on the status quo
- Initiative: Spearheaded a federal loan refinancing initiative that had never been attempted in any state, saving Arizona employers nearly $100 million in new taxes that were due to take effect in 2014.
- Leadership: Consolidated four ineffective fiscal teams into a single, centralized Finance and Budget Unit, consisting of over twenty-five professional-level staff. Implemented standardization, cross-training, and a career ladder for staff, reversing years of rapid turnover.
- Fiscal Management: Despite federal sequestration, unfunded mandates, and state budget shortfalls; continually met surplus goals set forth by Executive Leadership in order to assist other areas of the Department.