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County names new chief financial officer

LAWRENCEVILLE - A former county budget director was named Gwinnett's new chief financial officer.

Aaron J. Bovos, currently deputy city manager of Roswell, will take over as financial services director on April 27. He served as the county's budget director in 2007.

"I'm pleased with the depth of experience Aaron brings to the table," County Administrator Jock Connell said. "His background in all aspects of municipal government management - specifically his emphasis on delivering efficient and effective services relating to finance - makes him a good match for the organization."

The position has been vacant for about a year, since former CFO Lisa Johnsa was named assistant county administrator. Maria Woods, who has served as interim finance director, did not seek the position and will return to her job as deputy director, Human Resources Director Kenneth Poe said.

Bovos, a Washington state native who moved to Georgia in 1999 to take a job as Alpharetta's finance director, is a certified treasury professional and certified government finance manager.

He will report directly to Deputy County Administrator/Chief Operating Officer Mike Comer and will guide all areas of financial services including accounting, budget, treasury, risk management, purchasing, tax assessor and economic analysis.

Bovos's salary will be $146,000.