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CHIEF OFFICER RECEIVES BOARD APPOINTMENT TO
FINANCE ASSOCIATION

Shannon Ramsey-ChessmanWEST PALM BEACH, FL (September 9, 2010) – Shannon Ramsey-Chessman, Chief Operating Officer for Finance for the Clerk & Comptroller’s office, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Florida Government Finance Officers Association Palm Beach County Chapter.

The Florida Government Finance Officers Association was founded in 1937 and serves more than 2,700 state, county, and city government finance officers, as well as other finance professionals providing education, information and other resources. In addition to her new role with the local chapter, Ramsey-Chessman serves on the legislative committee of the state organization.

Ramsey-Chessman is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Government Finance Officer with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Florida Atlantic University. She first worked for the Clerk’s office from 1997 to 1999, returning to continue her career with the office in 2006. She has held a variety positions in the finance department including director and chief officer.

Ramsey-Chessman also spent two years with Palm Beach County’s Office of Financial Management and Budget, and five years with the 15th Judicial Circuit Court. She grew up in Palm Beach County and currently lives in Loxahatchee with her husband Noel and their four children: Christian, Sophia, Autumn, and Cody. 

For more information about the Clerk & Comptroller’s office, visit www.mypalmbeachclerk.com.

The Florida Constitution established the independent office of the Clerk & Comptroller as a public trustee, responsible for safeguarding public records and public funds. Clerk Sharon Bock is directly elected by and accountable to Palm Beach County residents.  In addition to the roles of Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Recorder and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, the Clerk & Comptroller is the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Auditor for Palm Beach County.

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