August 7, 2022

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Spence appointed Alcoa Finance Director | Information

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Brittany Spence is the city of Alcoa’s new finance director, appointed months following Susan Gennoe’s exit to provide with the city of Knoxville as chief economical officer.

Elevated to an interim finance director posture in August, Spence officially took the substantial job Dec. 7, almost five months right after Gennoe declared her profession alter.

Spence, a lifelong Blount County resident, was hired in August 2008 as a element-time receptionist for the public works and electric departments.

“I rapidly fell in adore with the astounding lifestyle developed by the city’s management group,” she emailed The Every day Times. “Even though my path was not exactly crystal clear at that time, the a single thing I knew for certain was that I required to commit the remainder of my profession at the city of Alcoa. To solidify that dream, I commenced pursuing a degree in accounting by on-line and evening courses, when continuing to do the job complete time.”

Spence graduated from William Blount Higher Faculty and then summa cum laude from Tennessee Wesleyan University in 2017 with a bachelor’s diploma in accounting.

In July she earned her designation as a Certified Municipal Finance Officer as a result of the condition of Tennessee.

Spence enters town leadership at a time of major economic alter. She mentioned she’s enthusiastic about every little thing in the functions, exclusively pointing out the Springbrook Farm growth.

“I search forward to getting aspect of a legacy that Alcoa people will reward from for years to come,” she claimed.

Mentorship, Spence extra, has been a big aspect of her profession evolution with Alcoa and reported she has illustrations of integrity to thank for constructing her talent established.

One particular of all those is City Manager Mark Johnson, who praised Spence’s capability.

“In the short time Brittany served as interim finance director, she demonstrated a stable foundation in the (principles) and practices of governmental accounting, the talent needed to address intricate difficulties and the skill to lead and encourage folks,” Johnson emailed. “Brittany has been an excellent asset through her profession with the town and I have each and every assurance that she is the ideal human being to direct the finance department in achieving new levels of professionalism.”

Spence and her partner, John — also a lifelong Blount resident — have two sons.

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