Monday Dec 12, 2016

Randy Harrington

Director of Management & Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer City of Charlotte

CFO, City of Charlotte

As the Director of Management & Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer for the City of Charlotte, Randy Harrington is responsible for the executive leadership of Budget & Evaluation, Charlotte Business INClusion, Finance, Internal Audit, and Shared Services.

arrington joined the City of Charlotte in 2007. He began his public service career as a Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, DC. He later served the City of Concord, North Carolina for six years, the last three as Budget and Performance Manager.

He received a master of public administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his bachelor’s degree in political science from Nebraska Wesleyan University. He is a graduate of the Municipal and County Administration Course from the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate of the LEAD Program at the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia.

Harrington is a member of the International City/County Management Association and the North Carolina Local Government Budget Association.

He lives in Charlotte with his wife, Kara, and their three children: Campbell, Arden, and Harper.

Experience

  • Director of Management & Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer (2014 – present)
  • Budget & Evaluation Director – City of Charlotte (2012 – 2014)
  • Assistant Budget & Evaluation Director – City of Charlotte (2007 – 2011)
  • Budget and Performance Manager – City of Concord, NC (2004 – 2007 )
  • Budget and Management Analyst – City of Concord, NC (2001 – 2004)
  • Transportation Specialist, Presidential Management Fellow, US Department of Transportation (2000-2001)

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science from Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • Master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Graduate of the Municipal and County Administration Courses from the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Graduate of the LEAD Program at the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

Membership/Affiliation

  • International City/County Management Association
  • North Carolina Local Government Budget Association

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