A new lead administrator has been hired by the City of Greater Sudbury, with Hailey Pinksen their new director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer.
“Hailey offers a great fit with our organization,” CAO Ed Archer said in a media release.
“I’m confident her leadership and experience will help our organization continue to emphasize its focus on continuous improvement and innovation, as she takes on the significant role of managing the city’s financial condition and supporting more than 50 lines of service.”
Pinksen’s appointment follows an “extensive national recruitment,” according to the media release. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor, with a Certificate in Municipal Management and Leadership from the School of Business at the University of Alberta.
Her experience has included a position on the City of Lethbridge’s senior team, where she was responsible for tax and assessment, financial services, procurement, grant funding, investments and integrated risk management.
Most recently, she was director of Finance and Administration for the Chinook Primary Care Network in Lethbridge.
“In addition to her impressive background in accounting, finance and audit background, Hailey brings to this role a unique combination of education in areas such as conflict management, meditation, mindfulness and coaching,” general manager of Corporate Services Kevin Fowke said. “Our finance group and our broader group of service directors will certainly benefit from her leadership, experience and passion for public service.”
The Director of Finance and CFO is responsible for the annual budget process, tax billing and collection, accounting, payroll and financial information system support, purchasing and procurement, budgeting financial planning, risk management and insurance, and finance and support services.
“As I take this next step in my career, I am excited to be joining the talented team at the City of Greater Sudbury,” Pinksen said in a media release.
“I have worked to support individual growth, resiliency and leadership development within the places I have worked, including co-creating and leading the women’s mentoring group at the City of Lethbridge. I look forward to bringing my experience to the table as we work together to guide Greater Sudbury’s long-term financial success.”
Pinksen replaces longtime director of finance and CFO Ed Stankiewicz, who retired earlier this year after 40 years with local municipalities. Pinksen begins her new role with the city on Nov. 21.