City of Tracy Appoints New Finance Director
Benicia, Calif. Finance Director SelectedPosted: Feb 14, 2017
Location: Tracy, Calif.
Tracy City Manager, Troy Brown, has announced the selection of Karin Schnaider as Tracy’s new Finance Director. Schnaider comes from Benicia, California, where she currently serves as the Finance Director; she brings more than 14 years of government accounting, budgeting and management experience to the position.
“The selection process for this key executive position was very competitive, but Ms. Schnaider’s professional background and experience made her the top candidate,” stated Tracy City Manager, Troy Brown. “We feel confident that Ms. Schnaider will bring her extensive knowledge, experience and leadership to the Finance Department and the City of Tracy.”
Schnaider began working as the Finance Director for the City of Benicia in 2014, where she oversaw a General Fund budget of $33-million and a Citywide budget of over $63-million including water and wastewater utilities. Additionally, she has managed and provided direction for the financial, accounting, information technology and business planning activities in her role as Finance Director. Her position as a member of Benicia’s executive management team has afforded her the ability to participate in the development and implementation of a Citywide reorganization plan, labor negotiations, enterprise resource planning, economic development and policy analysis.
Ms. Schnaider stated, “I am excited to start working with the talented team at the City of Tracy. I am honored to be selected by Troy Brown to lead the Finance Department and I look forward to serving the City Council and community of Tracy.”
Ms. Schnaider holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy Administration from California State University, Long Beach, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from San Diego State University. Prior to her role as Benicia’s Finance Director, she served as the Finance Director for the City of Sierra Madre.
Ms. Schnaider will begin her duties as Tracy’s Finance Director on March 13, 2017.