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Jun 22, 2018,
Santa Rosa
City of Santa Rosa
City of Santa Rosa Appoints Chief Financial Officer


Press Release Description

Santa Rosa, CA – The City of Santa Rosa has appointed Chuck McBride to serve as the Chief Financial Officer, a role responsible for overseeing the city’s financial and accounting functions, including budgeting, accounting, purchasing and long-term planning. McBride will oversee a 102-person finance team managing the City’s $447 million budget.

McBride comes to Santa Rosa from the City of Carlsbad, where he most recently served as Administrative Services Director, overseeing finance, human resources, and information technology. He joined the City of Carlsbad in 2010 as Finance Director.

McBride’s previous experience includes serving as Assistant Finance Director for the City of Santa Monica. Before that he was an Accounting Manager for the City of Oceanside and JC Resorts, a private resort management company.

McBride holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of California, Davis, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Southern California.

“Mr. McBride is a skilled professional with years of experience in financial management that will be especially critical to navigating the post-wildfire fire budget challenges facing the City of Santa Rosa,” said City Manager Sean McGlynn. “I am confident he will be an asset to the organization as we work toward a strategy for financial recovery and long-range budget stability.” 

A native of Marin County, McBride is a Certified Public Accountant and taught fiscal and budgetary policy at San Diego State University.

McBride’s official start date with the City of Santa Rosa will be July 16, 2018. 

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