By Scott Smith
Record Staff Writer
September 14, 2012 12:00 AM
STOCKTON - City officials announced Thursday that they hired a new chief financial officer from within the ranks, making her the third person to fill that position within a year.
Vanessa Burke, Stockton's assistant director of the Administrative Services Department, will step into her new role overseeing the city's finances effective Sunday.
Burke is a certified public accountant with more than 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors, began working for Stockton on Dec. 1, 2011. Her annual salary as CFO will be $145,704.
Burke served as a key figure in preparing Stockton for its Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing, which was made at the end of June.
"The past eight months have been among the most rewarding of my professional career," Burke said in a news release. "Getting the city's fiscal house in order will help the city to achieve the sustainability necessary for the future and for its citizens."
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