Emergency Manager, Mayor-Elect Announce John Hill as Detroit’s New Chief Financial Officer

Former Washington D.C. municipal CEO will help lead Detroit’s restructuring

Emergency Manger Kevyn Orr and Mayor-Elect Mike Duggan today joined together to announce that John Hill, the former CEO of the Washington, D.C. Federal City Council, has been named the city’s Chief Financial Officer. Hill, a CPA who specializes in municipal finance, will lead the city’s finance department and serve as an important member of the city’s restructuring team.

In his previous role as the Executive Director for the D.C. Financial Control Board, Hill was responsible for working closely with presidentially-appointed control board members on developing and implementing the Board’s strategic plan to restructure all financial and operational management systems for the District of Columbia and to improve the delivery of services to Washington, D.C., residents, businesses and visitors. He was the North America partner in charge of state and local government consulting for a major CPA and Consulting Firm.

“John Hill brings a wealth of municipal finance and restructuring experience to Detroit,” Orr said. “John’s similar service in our nation’s capital will help move Detroit forward.”

Mayor-Elect Duggan added: “In interviewing Mr. Hill, I was very impressed with his successful history in Washington D.C. and with his commitment to the importance of citizen input in the decision-making process. I strongly encouraged him to accept this position and I’m very pleased he has agreed to serve as Detroit’s CFO.”

His appointment takes effect immediately.

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