The City of Salem is pleased to announce that Robert Barron (pictured) has been selected to serve as its Chief Financial Officer. Selected from a pool of talented candidates from across the country, Barron quickly rose to the top during the rigorous and thorough hiring/due diligence process. His first day is June 3, 2019.
“Bob’s combination of experience, skills and accomplishments will be invaluable in guiding Salem’s budget and finances,” said Salem City Manager, Steve Powers. “We are thrilled to add him to our team.”
He has a wide breadth of experience in public and private sectors. Most recently, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for the City of Norwalk, CT. Previous experience includes Director of Finance for West Haven, CT., Director of Finance for FSI Holding, and multiple high-level management positions at FedEx Express. Barron holds a Master of Business in Finance from the University of Missouri and is a Certified Public Finance Officer.
The Chief Financial Officer position is a new position for the City that oversees the City’s contracts and purchasing, accounting, investments, debt management, financial planning and reporting, and budget. The new position repurposes the Deputy City Manager position and incorporates the duties of Budget Officer.