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Essex appoints new CAO

Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

Essex Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Donna Hunter to the position of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

“Mrs. Hunter has been an important part of our senior administration since first coming to Essex in 2002 to serve as the Town’s Treasurer,” says Mayor Ron McDermott.

“Over the years, we have relied on Mrs. Hunter to shepherd us through a number of challenging times – such as when we switched from municipal policing to OPP contract policing, and when we purchased ELK Energy. She is an invaluable resource to Council, staff and the community, and we are very pleased that she has accepted this appointment.”

Hunter has many years of experience in municipal finance and administration, having worked for the Regional Municipality of Peel and as the Treasurer and Deputy Clerk for the Town of Geraldton.

She also possesses a solid knowledge of the private sector, having worked as Manager of Regulatory Accounting for TransCanada Pipelines, General Manager and Controller for Greenveld, and Vice President of Finance and Administration for ForestCare International.

As Director of Corporate Services and Treasurer for the Town of Essex since 2007, Hunter has contributed to the overall growth of the Town through her efforts in building financial sustainability and establishing by-laws, policies and practices that foster continuous improvement.

Hunter’s appointment was confirmed at Monday’s regular council meeting.