FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 1996 Contact: Diane Thomas 834-6203
County Appoints Chief Financial Officer
(SANTA ANA) - County Chief Executive Officer Jan Mittermeier today named Gary Burton, Orange County Transportation Authority's deputy director of finance and administration, as chief financial officer for the County of Orange.
Burton, who has been with OCTA since 1992, was previously an accountant and auditor for the County for nearly seven years in the 1970s. He was also director of finance and controller for the South Coast Air Quality Management District for 13 years. He was an auditor for the Internal Revenue Service for a year.
"I am very excited to bring Gary on board as part of our team," said County Chief Executive Officer Jan Mittermeier. "He has a solid knowledge of the County operations and can also bring the perspective gained from his other experiences. He is going to be an exciting addition and will help us reshape County government into a more responsive, efficient organization."
Burton will phase into his new position as he wraps up activities with OCTA over the next several weeks. His salary will be $115,000.
Burton is the fourth of five assistant CEOs being hired by Mittermeier to help implement a restructuring plan that was approved by the Board of Supervisors in June. Three others -- public affairs, strategic planning and human resources -- were named in June. The remaining slot is for the assistant CEO for information and technology.