Derby finance director returns to work as health care

DERBY — The city’s finance director is now back on the job — just as the city deals with another finance issue.

The city has recently had issues making payments to employees’ Health Savings Account plans, according to two Board of Aldermen and Alderwomen members, as well as the union representing several city government departments.

Alderwoman and former mayor Anita Dugatto said the city changed how it made payments beginning July 1 when the new fiscal year started. Alderwoman Sarah Widomski said morale at City Hall has suffered as a result.

“The administration is unilaterally changing past practices without communicating

Embattled Derby finance director to return to role on Monday

DERBY — The city’s Board of Aldermen & Alderwomen has reinstated Finance Director Agata Herasimowicz. But the city hasn’t exactly been in a hurry to have her resume her duties.

The board reinstated Herasimowicz June 29 during a sometimes contentious meeting. She had been on administrative leave since March over allegations she improperly spent city funds. But as late as July 6, she had no clear return date, and was emailing city officials expressing the urgent need to get back to work on the city’s finances.

“For about a week, I have been emailing about the date to report to

Julia Maschkow Becomes New Finance Director at Vanguard

Finance Magnates
has learned that Julia Maschkow has been appointed as the Finance Director at Vanguard
Group Europe. According to an update on LinkedIn, she will be based in Frankfurt,

Prior to
joining Vanguard Group Europe, Maschkow worked for IG Group as the Managing Director
and Board Member, as well as the Head of Finance. Moreover, she was employed by
Credit Suisse for over four years as Director for the Brexit project and

Chamber, HSMP announce new director of finance and

The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce and Hot Springs Metro Partnership recently welcomed Sheryl Staggs as director of finance and operations.

Staggs will provide oversight and management of the financial reporting, accounting, and human resources activities of the organizations, a news release said.

The director of finance and operations “also provides input to other staff team members regarding financial and HR activities and encourages actions that will ensure the financial stability and growth of both the Chamber and Partnership. This position is also responsible for the management of the building and real estate owned or leased by both organizations,”

THC Designs Sued By Ex-Finance Director For Alleged Request

William McKenna, the former Finance Director for Los Angeles-based cannabis company THC Designs filed a lawsuit against the company on July 6, 2022. McKenna claims he was fired for refusing to defraud investors and tax authorities went the company’s owner Ryan Jennemann asked him to doctor the financials. He claims he was asked to reduce the liabilities so that the company could borrow more money. McKenna also thinks that the company was growing and selling psilocybin mushrooms for cash and not recording those sales.

Cooking the Books

McKenna said he was fired on February 9, 2022, despite having performed his

Finance director stepping down – The Ellsworth AmericanThe

ELLSWORTH — City Finance Director Josh McIntyre, hired a little over a year ago, will be leaving his role on July 27.

When reached by phone, McIntryre, an Ellsworth native, explained that the decision was made for personal reasons and that it was certainly not the plan when he took the job to be leaving it after just one year.

“I’m extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to serve my hometown,” said McIntyre. “I’m proud of the work we’ve done this past year in the Finance Department …. It’s been a privilege to work with such great folks and

Lakeway City Manager Julie Oakley resigning for job at a

City Manager Julie Oakley is leaving Lakeway for a job at a national accounting firm, according to a statement she released Wednesday afternoon. Her last day in her current role will be Sept. 2.

Oakley called the new job a once-in-a-lifetime management opportunity for her professionally, and said it also will give her flexibility to help her care for her mother, who has been battling Alzheimer’s diseasein West Texas.

“I am proud of dedicating 12 years of my life to the City of Lakeway, serving as finance director, assistant city manager, and for the past three years as your city