Ramsey-Chessman Named Finance Association President

Shannon Ramsey-Chessman, chief operating officer of finance at the Palm Beach County Office of the Clerk & Comptroller, recently was installed as president of the Florida Government Finance Officers Association (FGFOA) of Palm Beach County.

Ramsey-Chessman will serve a one-year term as president of the local FGFOA chapter. Her term will expire June 30, 2013. She also serves on the legislative committee for the statewide organization.

The FGFOA 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. The organization is dedicated to promoting the improvement of government financial administration in Florida.

Ramsey-Chessman is a certified public accountant and a certified government finance officer. She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida Atlantic University.

Ramsey-Chessman 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 lives in Loxahatchee with her husband, Noel, and their four children.

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.

For more information about the Office of the Clerk & Comptroller, visit www.mypalmbeachclerk.com or call (561) 355-2996.