Rochelle Park-based talent advisory firm ZRG announced Aug. 9 that it worked with the government of the District of Columbia on its search for the city’s chief financial officer.
The successful search led to Glen Lee, who will bring experience in governmental finance and policy from time in the California Legislative Analyst’s Office and the city of Seattle to Washington, D.C.
Managing Directors Diane Charness, global nonprofit practice leader, and Tim Ward of ZRG’s Professional and Technology Services practice led the effort.
“We’re very pleased to have worked with the District of Columbia government in filling this critical role,” said Charness, who is based in D.C. “Cities are working to move beyond the pandemic and plan for futures filled with promise and security for their citizens and businesses. Their CFOs are a critical resource to strategize on such key initiatives.”
“Everyone at ZRG wants to extend their congratulations to Glen and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on this important appointment on behalf of our nation’s capital,” Charness said.
In this role, Lee is responsible for overseeing a $19.5 billion budget. The job will require him to manage the city’s financial wellbeing and also interact regularly with congressional oversight committees and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.
Lee is expected to work closely with Bowser’s administration to implement “A Fair Shot,” D.C.’s COVID-19 recovery plan. The initiative makes investments for its citizens including affordable housing, academic acceleration, quality child care, safe and accessible transportation, gun violence reduction, and relief for businesses and residents hit hardest by the economic crisis of the past two years.