Town Manager Announces New Business Management Director

Post Date:02/08/2019 10:58 AM

Town Manager Maurice Jones has announced his appointment of Amy Oland as director of the Business Management Department for the Town of Chapel Hill.

“Amy was my top choice from an excellent field of applicants for the position,” Jones said. “I know she will lead with great skill and with a strong commitment to customer service.”

Oland has worked in the department since 2004, and recently as interim director after Ken Pennoyer retired in September 2018. She has held previous positions of accountant, accounting manager and assistant director.

As a member of the executive management team, she contributes her insight and knowledge to develop and implement strategic vision for the organization. She works with other senior managers on cross-departmental projects, planning and budgeting.

“I am proud to work for the Town and look forward to serving the community in this new role,” Oland said.

Originally from Los Angeles, Oland moved to North Carolina to attend UNC-Wilmington where she earned a master’s degree in accountancy. As a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), she worked in public accounting with Dixon Odom auditing municipalities. Oland has been married for 16 years with three children, Emma (13), Jacob (11) and Heidi (7).

The Business Management Department provides financial advice and oversight, which has consistently been recognized for best practices within government budgeting. The Town’s consistent AAA bond ratings reflect in large part these excellent management practices, as well as the Town’s financial health, overall planning and the strength of the local economy.

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