According to a recent St. Mary’s County press release, Acting Chief Financial Officer L. Jeannett Cudmore has been selected to be the official Chief Financial Officer by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County. Cudmore replaces former Chief Financial Officer Elaine Kramer who passed away in March.
The release states,
Ms. Cudmore began her employment with St. Mary’s County government in 1998 as the Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer. Her title was changed to Deputy Director for Finance as a result of the classification study completed in 2000. Once hired, she implemented and trained all users on the County’s Integrated Financial System, HTE and continues to be responsible for maintaining application security for the financial modules. She previously served as the County’s Acting Chief Financial Officer in 2000.
Prior to coming to St. Mary’s County Government, Ms. Cudmore was employed by Charles County Government, as a Senior Accountant in Fiscal Services. In all, her combined experience in local governmental finance totals more than 20 years.
“Jeannett has proven to be an invaluable resource to the commissioners during this period of transition,” said Commissioner President Randy Guy. “She’s the right person to assume the role of Chief Financial Officer and ensure our continued financial stability in the years to come.”
As Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Cudmore will oversee all fiscal practices for the County, including accounting, procurement, budget development and management for both operating and capital funds. She will also evaluate and monitor capital project expenditures and the related debt capacity.
Ms. Cudmore will assume her role immediately.