The Wicomico County Executive Office is pleased to announce the appointment of Dawn Mitchell Parks as our new Director of Finance. We are excited for the opportunity to continue having her on our team because she has been an integral member of the administration since 2005.
In her previous positions, Ms. Parks worked as a Financial Systems Program Manager and later went on to serve as the Assistant Director of Finance for Operations. Presently, she is our Acting Director of Finance since May, in addition to the Systems Project Manager under the Department of Information Technology.
Ms. Parks is preparing to sit for an examination to become a Certified Public Finance Officer. Once successfully completed, she will be licensed in the five subject areas: Governmental Accounting; Auditing and Financial Reporting; Treasury and Investment Management; Debt Management; Operating and Capital Budgeting; and Retirement and Benefits Risk Management and Procurement.
Ms. Parks is a Business Administration graduate from East Carolina University as well as completing additional studies in Accounting at both Salisbury University and North Carolina State University. In addition to her education accolades, she has held appointments as the Eastern Shore Representative for the Maryland Government Financial Employee's Retirement Investment Trust and the GASB 45 Trust. Furthermore, she currently chairs the Tyler Technologies Maryland User's Group.
Prior to joining us, Ms. Parks worked for a financial systems software company, which implements governmental software for municipalities in states throughout the US.
Once again, we are delighted to make this announcement and look forward to Ms. Parks continuing her career with Wicomico County in her new position.