Kelly Flannery Named City of Charlotte Chief Financial Officer

Britt Clampitt

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 9, 2019) — After an extensive national search, Charlotte City Manager Marcus D. Jones named Kelly Flannery Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective June 10. As CFO Flannery will oversee the accounting of all funds, totaling $2.6 billion, and strategically direct day-to-day financial operations for the city. 
“Kelly brings a track record of principled financial discipline and success,” said City Manager Marcus D. Jones. “Team Charlotte welcomes her leadership and knowledge back to our region.”
Flannery has spent the past 11 years with the City of Chicago, the last three as deputy CFO. In this role, Flannery manages the city’s $26 billion debt portfolio and is credited with modernizing the city’s debt management policy. Flannery’s work has led to an improved financial landscape for the City of Chicago. 
Flannery also served as assistant budget director and senior fiscal policy analyst for the City of Chicago. Prior to her time in Chicago, Flannery was a senior municipal bond analyst with Mergent Inc., a global financial information services company in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
Flannery is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, and e​arned a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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